SCDF & PSS launch design contest for commemorative stamp

POSTED: 04/6/11 12:56 PM

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) has teamed up with Postal Services St. Maarten (PSS) to launch a postal stamp design contest as Carnival 2011 gets in full swing. The commemorative stamp will go on sale at PSS during future Carnivals being celebrated on St. Maarten.

The postal stamp contest will start on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 and end on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011. The design should be 23 x 33 cm and the design should be respectful with no obscenity. The stamp should only be a picture/drawing, with no wording, as PSS will place that and other pertinent stuff on the stamp.

President of the SCDF Stuart Johnson said, “This truly a unique and priceless opportunity to design the first postal stamp of Country St. Maarten with it being a Carnival design. The general public is encouraged to participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity, as schools will be encouraged to do the same.”

“We are elated to work with the SCDF and look forward to numerous entries, as everyone must play their role in enhancing our carnival celebrations,” Interim Director of PSS Denicio Richardson said. Richardson said went onto say, “Stamps serve as ambassadors to their country abroad, and PSS will be using the winning design stamp to do just such and further promote our premiere cultural annual event to all corners of the world and collectors.”

“This is history in the making, and everyone proud of our new country status should embrace this joint venture,” Johnson concluded.

Any business that wants to support this project should call Johnson on 522-0509 or e-mail sxmcarnival@hotmail.com

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