Local MP Jo Swinson is congratulating two budding local artists from Bearsden who have moved a step closer to seeing their design on Royal Mail’s 2013 Christmas stamps.
The designs from Ewan Bond, 5 and Morifer Rodriguez, 7 from Killermont Primary School were chosen as two of the best entries from thousands in Scotland. Ewan and Morifer have already each won £100 in vouchers and £100 for their school with more prize money to be won if they make it further in the competition.
Ewan and Morifer’s entries are two of ten that have been shortlisted in Scotland and 140 UK wide. They will go through to the next stage of the competition where local judges will select their top two entries to represent Scotland in the national final. During the national final, HRH The Prince of Wales will lead a panel of judges who will select the two designs from 24 finalists that will feature on this year’s First and Second Class Christmas stamps. The stamps will be on sale from November 5th.
As with all Special Stamps issued by Royal Mail, both winning designs will have to be approved by The Queen.
Commenting Jo said:
“Well done to Ewan and Morifer. Royal Mail received 240,000 entries and they should be absolutely delighted that they’ve made it to the next round.
“It really is a once in a lifetime opportunity since Royal Mail has only run a competition like this twice before – in 1966 and 1981.
“I’m sure I speak for local residents when I say congratulations for making it to the next round, and good luck with the rest of the competition. Ewan and Morifer’s stamps and the other 138 entries can be seen atwww.royalmailstampcompetition.com .”
- · The judges for the national final are HRH The Prince of Wales, Royal Mail’s Chief Executive Officer, Moya Greene; the author of the Charlie and Lola series, Lauren Child; Royal Mail’s Head of Stamp Design, Marcus James, and Tasveer Shemza, who was just six when she designed one of Royal Mail’s first ever Christmas stamps in 1966.
- · The 12 competition regions are:
- South East
- East of England
- East Midlands
- West Midlands
- North East
- North West
- South West
- Yorkshire and Humberside
12. Northern Ireland