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Time for Kids to Stamp Their Mark on the World

12 March 2008

Time for Kids to Stamp Their Mark on the World

It’s that time of the year for creative kids wanting to get their images sent across the country and around the world on stamps this Christmas says New Zealand Post.

The New Zealand Post Design a Stamp competition is now open for entry [Eds –March 10] to school students aged 5 to 12 years.

The works from three lucky winners will grace the 50c, $2.00 and $2.50 stamp – all of which can be used to post mail overseas at Christmas.

This is the third year New Zealand Post has run the competition. This year the three lucky category winners will receive $1,000 plus $3,000 will go to the school they attend.

The winning students will also get to make a guest appearance on the kids’ show What Now while a new $1,000 New Zealand’s Most Creative School award will recognise the school with the most entries relative to the size of the school.

New Zealand Post stamps general manager Ivor Masters says the theme for the competition this year is a Kiwi Christmas.

“We are asking children to really let their imagination run wild but at the same time to think about what might look good on a stamp.

“Because stamps are small, children need to keep their designs simple and use bright, strong colours.”

Entry forms and tips on what makes a good stamp image can be downloaded from www.nzpost.co.nz/designastamp. Entries close on May 9 and the stamps will be available for sale from October 3.

Entries should be mailed to
FreePost Design A Stamp
PO BOX 38707
Wellington Mail Centre
Lower Hutt 5045

ENDS

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