Designs by Cayman Islands students are featured on the latest issue of Christmas stamps from the postal service.
The Cayman Islands Postal Service invited students aged 6 to 18 to submit their designs on the theme of the meaning of Christmas in Cayman.
Of the more than 50 participants, the winners of the stamp design competition were four students from St. Ignatius Catholic School – Samruddhi Tagalpallewar, Arianna Anglin, Cerys Martin and Zara Garofalo – and Cayman Prep’s Clementine Bonnie Lumsden.
The winning designs included vibrant illustrations of the native fauna, such as a Cayman crab, green parrot and sea turtle, in addition to a bright yellow sun. The first-day cover included a rosy Christmas ornament ball. The winning stamp series are valued at 20, 25, 75 and 80 cents.
“I am very pleased that the stamp design competition has resulted in a very artistic and colourful stamp issue designed by local school children,” said Postmaster General Sheena Glasgow. “Each year it is challenging to create a Christmas stamp issue that reflects a theme relevant to the Cayman Islands.
“The 2015 Christmas stamp issue is a little more unique because of the input from the children; and, I thank all of the children who submitted entries for the competition.”