Your 'pandemic hero' design could become one of eight Special Stamps in Royal Mail contest

Date published: 26 April 2021

Children are being encouraged to take part in Royal Mail’s stamp design competition, honouring the heroes of the pandemic.

Children may choose to illustrate frontline workers in health or social care, or celebrate other key workers who have kept the country going, such as refuse collectors, cleaners, teachers, supermarket workers, public transport staff, delivery drivers or, indeed, postmen and postwomen.

They might highlight the volunteers who have helped in their local communities or raised money for charity, such as Captain Sir Tom Moore.

A special panel of judges will select eight designs to become stamps which will be on sale across the UK.

As with all Special Stamps, the final eight designs will be sent to The Queen before they can be printed and issued as stamps.

David Gold, Royal Mail’s Director of External Affairs & Policy, said: “We cannot wait to see who children choose to honour on their stamp.

“The past year has been very difficult for everyone, so let’s show the heroes of the pandemic just how much we appreciate what they have done for us.”

The competition is open to children aged four to 14 and closes on Friday 28 May. The winners will be announced in the Autumn.

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