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02 October 2014

Jersey Post Launches Island-wide ‘Design a Stamp’ Competition

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Jersey Post will launch an exciting island-wide competition on Wednesday 8th October, offering islanders of all ages the opportunity to design a real Jersey stamp. Up to ten lucky winners will see their designs feature on Jersey’s Local Letter and UK Letter stamps which will be on sale from November 2015.

The theme of the competition is ‘My Jersey’ and islanders are being asked to create designs which best illustrate what Jersey means to them, be it a favourite place or local delicacy, a significant historical event or person from history. The competition is open to all ages and entries will be accepted in a variety of media including colouring pencils, felt tips, paint and photography.

Jersey Post’s Philatelic Marketing Executive, Rachel MacKenzie commented: “We’re always looking for new inspiration and fresh ideas for our stamp issues and we wanted to launch a competition that the whole island could get involved in without putting restrictions on age or the art materials that people prefer to use. Jersey has a wealth of creative talent and we’re confident we’re going to see some really brilliant designs.

“Excitingly, all Jersey stamps are required to go through a royal approval process which means those entries chosen as finalists will be sent to Buckingham Palace for consideration by Her Majesty The Queen.”

In addition to having their stamp seen by The Queen, winners will also be able to choose from a selection of special ‘My Jersey’ prizes including a year’s family membership to Jersey Heritage and Durrell Wildlife Park, a fantastic ‘Escape from Elizabeth Castle’ adventure day with Jersey Adventures, dinner for two at Longueville Manor, a one night stay at a Jersey Heritage holiday let and vouchers for Imagination / Powerhouse Jersey worth £200.  

The closing date for the competition is Friday 27th March 2015 and winners will be announced in June. Entries will be judged by a panel made up of representatives from Jersey Post including Chief Executive Officer, Tim Brown, as well as Jeremy Swetenham, Commercial Director at Jersey Heritage, Pat Robson, Director at Art in the Frame at The Harbour Gallery and local artist, Nick Parlett.

Entry forms will be available to pick up from Broad Street Post Office, the Harbour Gallery and Jersey Heritage sites and Jersey Post will be posting packs of entry forms to schools, clubs and societies across the Island.

If you would like to receive any further information about the competition or details on where to pick up an entry form, please contact Rachel MacKenzie, Philatelic Marketing Executive, on 516324 or email rachel.mackenzie@jerseypost.com.

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