Record-breaking Competition Stamps


A staggering 606,049 entries were submitted from 7,479 schools, helping Royal Mail to secure the Guinness World Records title for Largest postage stamp design competition.

The previous highest number of entries received for a stamp design competition was 239,374, achieved for Royal Mail’s Christmas Stamp Design Competition held in 2013.

Eight designs will be chosen as part of a special set of stamps due to be released next year. The set will mark only the sixth time in Royal Mail’s 500-year history that designs created by children been used on stamps (previously in 1966; 1981; 1992; 2013; and 2017).