East Falkirk and Linlithgow MP encourages local children to take part in Royal Mail's Hero Stamps competition

Martyn Day MP is encouraging children aged 4-14 to take part in Royal Mail’s new Hero Stamps competition, to honour locals who have done great things this past year.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 2:26 pm
Martyn Day MP, Linlithgow & East Falkirk Constituency (SNP).

The competition is open to all children aged 4 to 14 years of age, who will have the opportunity to design one of eight special Royal Mail stamps to honour the heroes of the pandemic across the UK.

Mr Day (SNP), MP for East Falkirk and Linlithgow, said: "I have heard so many inspirational stories of people across Linlithgow and East Falkirk stepping up to help during the pandemic.

"This competition offers children a real opportunity to get creative and recognise a Covid hero in their community."

For further information, visit https://www.stampcompetition.ichild.co.uk. Closing date for entries is May 28, at 5pm.

As well as NHS and social care staff children may want to illustrate volunteers in their community, refuse collectors, cleaning staff, teachers, supermarket workers, public transport staff, delivery drivers, perhaps even the scientists who created the vaccines. It is entirely their choice.

A special panel of judges will determine the eight winning designs from 120 regional finalists. As with all stamps issued by Royal Mail, the final eight designs will be sent to the Queen for approval before being printed and issued.Closing date for entries is May 28.