‘My Favourite Things’ competition for young collectors


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22 December 2020
Stamp Active Network (SAN) has announced this year’s one page competition open to collectors up to the age of eighteen, based on the ‘philately of favourite things’.

A spokesperson for SAN explained: ‘It could be favourite flowers, authors, toys, animals, sports or transport or it could be anything that the entrant likes to do or see or places they like to go to.

'The possibilities are endless.

'Entrants may choose to focus on one area, like football or cars, or they may wish to cover a range such as sports or transport.’

How to enter

Stamps, covers and other philatelic items can be used on the page, which must have a title, and either captions or a short write-up that tells the story.

  • The entrant’s full name and address (home or school) should be on the back of the page, also their age on 1 September 2020).
  • Entries should be on good quality paper (A4) or a similar size album page, and placed in a clear protector.
  • The entries can be either hand-written or prepared using a computer.
  • A scan of the page should be sent to [email protected] by 28 February 2021.

There will be three age groups…

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  • up to seven
  • eight to ten
  • eleven to fourteen
  • fifteen to eighteen

…with prizes being awarded for first, second and third) in each age group, sponsored by Isle of Man Stamps & Coins.

The best overall entry will receive an Amazon voucher for £100.

Winners will be announced in the philatelic press and on the Stamp Active Website www.stampactive.co.uk. and entries will also be on display as part of Virtual Spring Stampex 2021 from 25 to 29 March 2021.

If you are unable to scan your entry, it can be posted to: Stamp Active Network, 3 Longfellow Road, Banbury, OX16 9LB. Entries will only be returned if you send a stamp-addressed envelope.