Enter Royal Mail's Christmas Stamp Design Competition 2017
Once again, Royal Mail is running this prestigious competition for primary school pupils to design stamps for Christmas 2017. This follows the hugely popular Christmas 2013 competition, where 240,000 entries were received.
The competition theme is ‘What does the Christmas season mean to you?’ and so the children can design an image that best describes what the festive period means to them.
Two lucky winners will see their designs made into one of the 1st or 2nd Class Christmas stamps for 2017.
This is a prize that money cannot buy and will be a huge honour for the winners and their schools.
The winning designs will be approved by Her Majesty the Queen and used on millions of Christmas cards during the festive season.
Prizes will be awarded to both the shortlisted pupils and their schools in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and in each of the nine regions across England.
In total there are 120 prizes across the 4 – 7 and 8 – 11 years age categories. 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 July.
If your child wishes to take part, they can collect entry forms from their class teachers who will be given information. These will need to be returned to Miss Rayner.