A pupil at a city primary school has been given the royal stamp of approval.
Elizabeth Alison, a seven-year-old Year 3 pupil at St Werburgh’s and St Columba’s Catholic Primary School reached the regional final of The Royal Mail Christmas Stamp Competition.
Elizabeth was one of only 140 finalists chosen from the 239,374 entries from children across the UK.
Elizabeth’s design of Joseph and Mary arriving in Bethlehem was inspired by the competition question: ‘What does the Christmas season mean to you?’ Two finalists from each region have now made it through to the national final when a panel of judges, led by HRH The Prince of Wales will select two winning designs that will feature on this year’s First and Second Class Christmas stamps.
Only twice before in Royal Mail’s history – 1966 and 1981 - have the official Christmas stamps been designed by children.
View all the stamp entries at www.royalmailstampcompetition.com