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Designs shortlisted in Christmas stamp competition
9:52am Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
Cameron Barrett, of Copmanthorpe, whose painting has been shortlisted in a Christmas stamp competition
THESE are the designs which got two youngsters selected as regional finalists in the Royal Mail’s Christmas Stamp Design competition.
Megan Herbert, from Sinnington, and Cameron Barrett, from Copmanthorpe, both aged 11, have been shortlisted as finalists for the Yorkshire and Humberside region. From this shortlist, two contestants will be picked for the national final.
Getting into the regional finals wins the children and their school £100, while being selected to represent a region secures a £500 prize. For the winners of the national final, not only does the child get their design on a stamp, but they also receive £1,000 in vouchers.
The competition is a showcase for children’s artistic talent from all over the country. It is only the third time that children have designed Christmas stamps, the first being in 1966 and the second 1981.
The competition received more than 240,000 entries from children aged between four and 11.
Two designs from 24 different regions are selected to compete in a national final, when Prince Charles picks two overall winners to appear on first and second class stamps.
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