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Heroes Stamp Design Competition

Our school is taking part in Royal Mail’s Heroes Stamp Design Competition, to honour our heroes during the coronavirus pandemic.

All those aged 4-14 years from across the UK can enter the competition and a new series of eight stamps will be created. All entries will be submitted to the national competition, but we will also select a winner and award points to the winner’s House and the House with the most entries. Here’s some ideas to get students started:

  • Have a think about your heroes over the past year.
  • Which hero or heroes will you honour on your stamp?
  • What about the following groups of people working on the front line, such as refuse collectors, cleaning staff and the emergency services?
  • Many other groups of people such as delivery drivers, supermarket workers, public transport workers, vaccine scientists, military personnel and food bank volunteers have also worked non-stop to keep the country moving.

Eight young people will become part of the history of Royal Mail and of the UK this year. The winners will become the designers of stamps that will appear on millions of parcels and letters. Her Majesty The Queen will approve the winning stamp designs before they are printed and issued. There are 120 great prizes on offer for area winners and runners up, plus cash prizes for the winning schools too.

Students should download and print the official entry form linked below. They’re then ready to start designing! Their design must be their own original work. Drawings must be flat, so please don’t stick any materials or textures to the design and please use plenty of colour. Once finished, students need to give their entry to their art teacher and we will submit it on their behalf.

The closing date for the competition is Wednesday 19 May 2021.

If you have any questions please contact Miss McDowell () or