If you desire that your painting be issued in the shape of Postage stamp, Department of Posts is affording an opportunity. The stamp design competition is being organized at National level by the Department of Posts in which the best painting will be issued in the shape of postage stamps on Children Day next year. Mr Krishna Kumar Yadav, Director Postal Services, Allahabad Region said that Department of Post has been organizing Stamp design competition since 1998 and the participation of children and students to design the postage stamp is ensured by this activity.
Director Postal Services, Allahabad Region Mr. Krishna Kumar Yadav told that the subject prescribed for this year's design a stamp is 'A day with my Grand Parents'. The design could be in ink water colour, oil colour or any other medium. Participants are free to use drawing paper, art paper or any other type of paper. The participants are to make an original design on this subject. Mr. Yadav further added that there will be three groups of participant's viz. upto Class IV standard, Class V to VIII standard and Class IX to XII standard and accordingly there will be three levels of prize for all categories. The prize wining design in each category will be considered for use on stamps and other philatelic material. The prize money for all categories will be worth Rs. 10,000/-, 6,000/- and 4,000/- for first, second and third respectively. Mr. Yadav said that The prize winning entries at National level are likely to be chosen for designing the postage stamp, first day cover and miniature sheet.
Further Director Mr. K.K. Yadav said that this competition will be held on 16th November 2013 at 1100 hrs. on Saturday in divisional head quarters of Allahabad Region. This competition will be organized in Allahabad Head Post Office, Varanasi Head Post Office, Pratapgarh Head Post Office and Jaunpur Head Post Office, Mirzapur Head Post Office and Ghazipur Head Post Office. Nomination of students can be sent to the concerned Sr. Supdt. of Post Offices and Sr. Postmasters latest by 13th November 2013.