15th February 2017

Stirling MP Encourages Schools To Take Part In Royal Mail Competition

Editorial comment: “Yes dear reader we know it’s only February…….”

This year, the Royal Mail are running a competition for primary school-aged children to design the official Christmas stamp for 2017.

This competition has only been run on three previous years – 1966, 1981, and 2013.

Steven Paterson MP with Christmas Drawings

Steven with the winning drawing amongst loads of entries from Xmas 2015. Steven hopes Primary age children will enter the Royal Mail Competition to design a stamp for Royal Mail this year too!

The theme of this year’s competition is ‘What does the Christmas season mean to you?’ and two winning designs will be selected to appear on the Royal Mail 1st and 2nd class postage stamps.

Deadline for entries is 17th March this year.

Local MP Steven Paterson has written to every primary school in the Stirling area to urge pupils to get involved.

Commenting, Mr Paterson said:

“This competition gives local kids a chance to get creative and design a stamp that truly reflects what Christmas means to them. I know how engaging these competitions can be, every year I run my own competition locally to design my parliamentary Christmas card and, without fail, receive an array of talented designs.

“With so many budding artists in our local primary schools, I know there will be lots of great ideas and hopefully we will be sending our Christmas cards this year with a stamp designed here in the Stirling area.”