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MP Iain Stewart backs Christmas stamp competition

13th June 2013

MP Iain Stewart is supporting a national art competition that could see one of the city’s primary school pupils designing this year’s official Christmas stamp.

Royal Mail is running its Christmas Stamp Art competition for pupils aged from four to 11 with the theme What does the Christmas season mean to you? There will be two winning designs – one for a first class stamp and another for a second class version. The last competitions were held in 1966 and 1981, therefore this will be a huge honour for the winners and their schools who will have their stamps approved by Her Majesty the Queen and their design used on millions of Christmas cards during the festive season.

Overall winners will receive £1,000 in vouchers for their family, and £1,000 will be awarded to their school. Area winners and schools will each receive £500, and £100 will be awarded to both area runners-up and their schools. Winners will be announced by the end of October. Prizes will be awarded to both the shortlisted pupils and their schools in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and in each of the nine regions across England.

In total there are 60 prizes for both the four to seven and eight to 11-year-old categories. The Milton Keynes South MP is encouraging local schools and parents of home-schooled children to quickly sign up for this competition, as entries must be received by July 19.

He said: “We have a variety of talent locally and what is often required is an opportunity for this to be demonstrated. I really am looking forward to hearing that one of our pupils has been successful in the competition.”

Full details of the competition, including how to enter, can be found at www.royalmail.com/designastamp

Information taken from MK Web - June 2013 www.mkweb.co.uk/News

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