Friday, July 13, 2007

BotswanaPost searches for stamp designers

BotswanaPost and the Botswana Philatelic Society will be hosting a stamp design competition that is intended to create a pool of skilled artists who can design stamps for them according to BotswanaPosts Public Relations Manager, Keoagile Rafifing.

Rafifing is quoted in a article that appeared on the goverment website as saying the competition would help find artists to design Botswana stamps.

Currently, BotswanaPost has only stamp designers. The competition is open to anyone who has attended a BotswanaPost workshop for artists, and/or previously designed stamps for BotswanaPost or others.

Shown above is a Botswana Kingfishers first day cover. The set was released last March.

Although much of Botswana is semi-desert, eight species of kingfishers are live there while another just visits. Four of these are fisher kingfishers and five are woodland kingfishers. Only one species, the striped kingfisher, is found throughout much of the country.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM