Canada Post launches kid’s a design contest for 2013 Community Foundation Stamp

Submissions of stamp designs will be accepted via the site until midnight on Dec. 17 (EST)

The Canada Post Community Foundation is asking for help – from kids across Canada. Budding artists 15 years old and under are invited to submit their original artwork via canadapost.ca/stampcompetition in a competition designed to raise awareness of issues faced by today’s youth, and raise funds for the Foundation. Submissions of stamp designs will be accepted via the site until midnight on Dec. 17 (EST).

The winning image will become the 2013 Community Foundation stamp issued in September 2013. The winning designer will receive a $2,000 registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) and a $250 gift card.

“This design competition represents a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to nurture a child’s creativity while learning about giving back,” says Mary Traversy, Senior Vice President, Mail at Canada Post. “Our Community Foundation supports children’s charities and school programs across Canada and this stamp will help raise both awareness and important funds.” The domestic rate stamp will be issued with a 10-cent surcharge to generate funds for the Foundation.

Children and youth 15-years-old and under, are invited to enter their original artwork via the website (canadapost.ca/stampcompetition) until midnight (EST) on Dec. 17, 2012. Entrants, and their parents, can promote their submissions using social media.

The submission that proves most popular online will become one of the 20 semi-finalists, and its designer will win an RESP valued at $2,000.00 and a $250.00 gift card.

The other 19 semi-finalists will be chosen by representatives from the Canada Post Community Foundation and stamp design experts from Canada Post.

Voting for the winning design will take place between Feb.18, 2013 and March 22, 2013. The winning stamp design will be announced in April 2013.

The Canada Post Community Foundation for Children’s vision is to help ensure every child in Canada is happy, healthy and part of a community that supports and cares for them. Its mission is to have a positive effect in the lives of children in the communities Canada Post serves by supporting registered charities, school programs or local initiatives that benefit children. To learn more about the Foundation, visit canadapost.ca/community.

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