`Design a stamp' contest

Staff Reporter

SALEM: The Salem East Division of the Department of Posts will conduct the 'Design a Stamp Contest - 2005' at the Little Flower Higher Secondary School here at 10 a.m. on November 20.

All the school children up to 17 years of age are eligible to participate in on the spot stamp design contest. The subject is 'My Favourite Mythological Hero or My Favourite Fairy Tale.' Students should bring in the drawing materials and the identification letter from the schools.

Participants should make an original design on the subject. Copying any other painting work will not be allowed.

The prize-winning entries at the national level are likely to be chosen for postage stamp, First Day Cover, designing the miniature sheet, Maxim Card and the Cover of Philately Newsletter, a release from the Senior Superintendent of Post Offices said.

Participants will be grouped in three categories.

The Group -I will comprise students up to Class IV, Group -II will have students from Class V to VIII and Group -III will have students from Class -IX to XII.

Three prizes will be given in each category. The first prize will be Rs. 10,000, second Rs. 6,000 and third Rs. 4,000. The design can be in ink, watercolour, oil colour or any other medium.

Participants are free to use drawing paper, art paper or any other type of paper. But the design should be of an A-4 size (210x297 mm).

Participants should write their name, date of birth, class, complete residential address and school address on the reverse side of the design.

The prizes along with letters of commendation will be given to the winners at the regional level.