Back by Popular Demand - Royal Mail Children’s Christmas Stamp Competition

Royal Mail’s popular Christmas Stamp Competition is returning for 2017 – and, this year, is being supported by the Member of Parliament for the City of Lincoln, Karl McCartney JP MP.

The competition will give children both at primary school or those being home-schooled in Lincoln the chance to create the official Christmas stamp for 2017 and appear on millions of items of mail sent over the Christmas period.

Only three times in Royal Mail’s history has the official Christmas stamp been designed by children - in 1966, 1981 and 2013. One of the children living in Lincoln could see their design on this year’s stamp!

The theme of the competition is: “What does the Christmas season mean to you?”. Two winning designs will be selected by a panel of judges to appear on one of the 1st and one of the 2nd Class 2017 Christmas Stamps. As with all Special Stamps issued by Royal Mail throughout the year, both winning designs will have to be approved by HM Majesty The Queen.

Karl McCartney JP MP, Lincoln’s Member of Parliament, said: “Our City is lucky to play host to an array of creative talent as my Christmas Card Design Competition proves each year, and so I very much hope that children in Lincoln of primary school age will want to enter the Royal Mail’s Christmas Stamp Competition 2017.

“I wish the children of Lincoln who enter the very best of luck, and really hope to see our designs used nationally.”

Primary Schools and parents of home-schooled children can sign up for one of the 8,000 available resource packs by All entries must be received by the closing date of 17 March. The 2017 winners will be announced in the summer.

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For further information, please contact Karl McCartney JP MP at / 020 7219 7221.