“My Favourite Things” One Page Competition

Scan_20150929 (1)Stamp Active Network  are pleased to announce this year’s one page competition based on the philately of favourite things which could include Places, People, Hobbies, Objects and much more.  It could be favourite Flowers, Authors, Toys, Animals, Sports or Transport or it could be anything that the entrant likes to do or see or places they like to go to.  The possibilities are endless. Entrants may choose to focus on one area – like Football or Cars – or they may wish to cover a range such as Sports or Transport. Young people in Primary School, up to the age of 12 (on 1st September of the current year) are invited to create a one page mini-exhibit.

Stamps, covers and other philatelic items can be used. The page must have a title, and either captions or a short write up that tells the story. The entrant’s full name and address (home or school) should be on the back of the page, also their age on 1st September (of the current year). Entries should be on good quality paper (A4) or a similar size album page, and placed in a clear protector. The entries can be either hand-written or prepared using a computer. Entries will only be returned if a stamp-addressed envelope is enclosed with the entry.

There will be three age groups – Up to 7; 8-9; 10-12 – with prizes being awarded (for First, Second, Third ) in each age group, sponsored by Isle of Man Stamps & Coins. Winners will receive select philatelic gifts selected by Isle of Man Stamps & Coins website to the value of £25 (1st), £20 (2nd) and £15 (3rd). The best overall entry will receive a prize valued at £40.

The entries will be judged on knowledge of the subject, originality and presentation. Only one entry per person is allowed. UK entrants only.

Winners will be announced in the philatelic press and on the Stamp Active Website. The best entries will be on display at Autumn Stampex at the Business and Design Centre (near the Angel tube station in Islington, London).

The deadline for receiving entries will be 1st September 2016. Send entries to: Stamp Active Network, 3 Longfellow Road, Banbury, OX16 9LB