Isle of Man Stamps and Coins to sponsor OUR LIVING WORLD

It's a Bugs LifeStamp Active Network’s annual one page competition on the theme of “Our Living World” is to be sponsored in 2015 by Isle of Man Stamps and Coins. The one page competition is based on the philately of the living world which could include animals, birds, insects, the environment and much more.

Maxine Cannon, General Manager Isle of Man Stamps & Coins said “We welcomed the opportunity to support the terrific work which Stamp Active undertake to encourage and support young people in the pursuit of Philately. We see our sponsorship of the Living World Competition as a natural fit with some of our issue topics due for release in 2015. We wish all of the entrants every success.”

Young people in Primary School, up to the age of 12 (on 1st September 2015), 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.  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 can select philatelic gifts from the Isle of Man Stamps and Coins website to the value of £25 (1st), £20 (2nd) and £15 (3rd).  The best overall entry will receive a prize of £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).