Monday, October 08, 2007

Children design New Zealand Christmas stamps

New Zealand's Howick and Pakuranga Times reports NZ Post’s Christmas stamps this year feature art works of children from around the country, including one designed by a six-year-old boy.

The works are the winning results of the NZ Post Design a Stamp competition.

Children were asked to design a stamp based on the symbols of Christmas. The winner beat stiff competition from 17,000 entries to take out the supreme award.

“These children are now artistic ambassadors for our country," said NZ Post stamps general manager Ivor Masters in the article.

He is also quoted as saying, “While some images are very relevant to the Kiwi Christmas experience, such as scenes of cricket on the beach, fantails and pohutukawa flowers (the New Zealand Christmas tree), others are more traditional. Baby Jesus and a red-hatted robin are also included in the stamps.”

Five winners were chosen with each of them receiving a $1000 Kiwibank account and $3000 for their school.

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