Christina Rees, MP for Neath, is calling for children to enter the Heroes Stamp Design competition, the theme of which is heroes of the Covid-19 pandemic.
A special panel of judges will select eight winning designs created by children, which will be sent to Her Majesty the Queen, and then printed and issued. The winning designs will be on a set of special stamps released in 2022. This will be the fifth time that Royal Mail has featured artwork by children on its postage stamps.
The Heroes Stamp Design competition is open to all children aged 4-14 in the UK. Children may choose to feature key workers who have worked extraordinarily hard throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, risking their own safety to support our communities.
Christina Rees is calling for children in Neath to think about their pandemic hero or heroes and enter the competition. Children can enter the competition through their school, or independently with permission from an adult.
The closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 28th May 2021.
Christina Rees, MP, said:
“There are many unsung heroes of the Coronavirus pandemic, and this is a lovely way to celebrate their contributions to our communities. I know that the talented children in our neighbourhoods will be able to create some of the most fantastic designs for this competition and that is why I’m encouraging all children to enter.
“The pandemic has been tough on all of us, but now that there is light at the end of the tunnel it is a perfect time to reflect on those who have given so much. I’m pleased that Royal Mail has decided to launch this competition as it is a fitting way to think about and celebrate our local heroes.
“This is only the fifth time Royal Mail has given children the chance to design their own stamp, so it is really special. Whether your local hero is the supermarket delivery driver, local community nurse or a teacher who went the extra mile for you please get involved in designing this special stamp.”