Tucson Birthday Stamp winner announced | News
Grand prize winner announced for the Tucson Birthday Stamp Design Contest.
A student at City High School has won top honors. It was Sierra McLean’s design that won, paying tribute to Tucson’s 238th birthday.
Awards were given out last week to the top five winners in three age groups, at the 6th annual Tucson Birthday Stamp Design Contest awards ceremony at the Postal History Foundation (PHF). Each student received a Bookmans gift certificate (donated by Bookmans), awards, t-shirts, collectable stamps, and various other prizes.
Sierra’s vibrant design of a black rider on a bucking horse, in front of a purple-blue A-mountain with the city view on the right blends history with the present. Her inclusion of a traditional saguaro and Arizona state flag colors completes a very imaginative and unique design.
The winning design has been made into custom legal U.S. postage which can be ordered and purchased at PHF in Tucson. The cost is $1.50 per stamp, with the proceeds benefitting the Youth Education thru Stamps (YES) program at the PHF. The YES program provides lessons and stamps which are integrated into curriculum taught by teachers locally and across the country and world.
Additionally, one design from each age group was selected and printed as cachets on envelopes used for the mail. Those can also be purchased at $.50 each. Cachet winners are:
- Meagan Owens who attends Emily Grey Jr. High
- Andrew Armenta from Walter Douglas Elementary
- Tanvi Narendran from Castlehill Country Day School
Congratulations to these budding young artists.