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Stamp-design competition winner

Stamp-design competition winner

Hanna McLachlan, aged 10, displays her winning stamp design. Her design was chosen out of 17,000 entries in the 2006 New Zealand Post Design a Stamp competition. Hanna won the supreme award and her design was reproduced on millions of self-adhesive 45-cent stamps. Other children's designs also won prizes and appeared on Christmas stamps. The annual competition, first held in 2006, gives children the chance to design a Christmas stamp and win prizes for themselves and their schools.

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Carl Walrond, 'Postage stamps - Stamps since the 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 August 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 20 Jun 2012