Sunday, June 03, 2012

Young People Rejuvenate Hobby With Winning Designs

Canada's Edmonton Stamp Club, which turns 100 this year, sponsored a stamp design contest for young people according to a write-up on the Edmonton Journal website.

The club's Alberta Youth Stamp Design Contest's theme this year was the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s role in the province of Alberta. The contest garnered about 5,000 entries from schools all over the province with the winners  receiving $500 in prize money according to reporter Candice So.

The results of the contest were unveiled at the Royal 2012 Convention and National Stamp Show held this weekend.

So says, "Most of the convention-goers this weekend are over 50, and that worries John Attrell, the contest organizer. He said while the competition encourages a love of art, it also aims to reignite young people’s interest in the hobby."

Shown above, one of the winning designs by Emily Wang, age 11.

To read the entire article, click here.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM