School children's designs chosen for AlderneySpirit stamp competition
Guernsey Post is delighted to announce that four schoolchildren have won a competition and will see their designs on a special set of stamps for #AlderneySpirit.
The campaign, which was launched by Guernsey’s Post philatelic team earlier this month, invited school children across Alderney to create designs that relate to the current pandemic in a positive way.
The winners are: -
Yr 2 - Eli Maurice, age 7
Yr 2 - Grace Chapman, age 7
Yr 2 - Isla Cauvain, age 7
Yr 4 - Hollie Maurice, age 9
The stamp designs, which are due to be released in late summer following approval of Her Majesty, The Queen, were chosen by two independent judges, Tom Langford and Al Mitchell. Tom is commissioner for Guernsey Arts Commission and managing director of award-winning design and advertising agency, The Potting Shed. He works alongside Al, who has been with the Guernsey-based agency for over 10 years and now holds the position of executive creative director.
Tom commented: - “We thoroughly enjoyed reviewing all of the stamp design entries as they're all so colourful and vibrant, which truly reflects the positivity across our Island right now.
“As judges, it was difficult to decide the winners as all of the children did an amazing job!”
Bridget Yabsley, head of philatelic at Guernsey Post, said: - “This is the 4th time in our 50-year history that we have invited children to design stamps for us and, given how well they have responded to the current pandemic, we felt it was fitting to ask them to create a special set of stamps that recognise the positive aspects of the pandemic as a result of COVID-19.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the response to our competition and are delighted for the winners, who have been carefully chosen by Tom and Al from a very high standard of entries. Very well done to all the children who entered.”
Guernsey Post is to donate all proceeds from the sale of its #AlderneySpirit stamps to the Helping Hand appeal, which provides interim support for those members of the Alderney community who are struggling as a result of coronavirus.
• The stamps will be distributed locally via Guernsey’s Post Offices and from the Philatelic Bureau (Guernsey Stamps) to stamp collectors worldwide. All copyright for the stamps will be retained by Guernsey Post Ltd.
• Each of the winners will receive a £100 voucher and, following the approval of Her Majesty, The Queen, a complimentary set of the stamps.