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Korea Post giving kids a chance to design a stamp

Nov 4, 2015, 10 AM
A Korea Post contest, which opened Oct. 27 and ends Nov. 26, gives young stamp enthusiasts a chance to depict peace and safety on a stamp. The winner's design will appear on a 2016 Republic of South Korea stamp. English applications are available.

By Colin Sallee

1. Korea Post to release kid-designed stamp 

Young stamp enthusiasts have a chance to see their design printed on an international stamp, thanks to a Korea Post youth stamp design contest. 

People born on or after December 31, 1996, are the only ones who can submit an entry to the contest. Submissions must be completed before Nov. 26.

The Republic of Korea wants stamps features based on peace and safety, and are accepting both online and by-mail applications for the next three weeks. 

There’s also an English application available for out-of-country applicants.

The winner’s design will appear on a 2016 South Korea stamp.

See full details and enter.

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Have a read at our new Nordic Stamp Scene column.

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As a college player he was an All-American in three seasons and at two different positions, tackle and fullback. With the Bears, he was almost an unstoppable force, pounding through the opposing team’s line.

Read more about Nagurski’s hall-of-fame career.

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