Mak­ing a stamp

Con­test hosted by Cupids Mu­seum at­tracts plenty of in­ter­est

The Compass - - CIATHE S -

A postage stamp de­sign con­test or­ga­nized re­cently by the Cupids Mu­seum at­tracted some 1,000 en­tries from stu­dents in Grades 4-9 at some 20 schools through­out the Avalon Penin­sula.

It was the 15th an­nual con­test, and was held to mark Canada’s Her­itage Week and Canada’s Flag Day, which took place Feb. 15.

The theme for this year’s con­test was “All in a day’s work,” and had many en­tries ques­tion­ing par­ents and grand­par­ents for de­tails about their life’s work.

The tro­phies, medals and gift pack­ages were pre­sented to win­ners dur­ing the open­ing cer­e­monies of the Avalon Re­gional Her­itage Fair, which was held in St. John’s on May 13.

The top prize went to Ka­t­rina-Lynn Picco of Bi­ship Field El­e­men­tary in St. John’s, who was awarded the Cupids Mu­seum Award of Ex­cel­lence Tro­phy for 2011. Her colour­ful de­sign of a work­ing farm with an­i­mals and trac­tor in front of a red barn was the No. 1 choice of judges.

The Cupids Legacy Her­itage Award was pre­sented to Kelsea Fur­long of Mary Queen of Peace El­e­men­tary in St. John’s for her minia­ture works of art show­ing a day’s hard work.

In the se­nior divi­sion (Grades 7-9), it was a clean sweep for Stella Maris Academy in Trepassey. First place was awarded to Haily Samp­son for her de­tailed de­sign of an RCMP of­fi­cer on horse­back. Syd­nie Power and MacKen­zie Grace placed sec­ond and third, re­spec­tively.

In the ju­nior divi­sion (Grades 4-6), MacKen­zie Crane of Holy Redeemer School in Spa­niard’s Bay was the win­ner, with her colour­ful med­i­cal col­lage of stetho­scope, hy­po­der­mic and mal­let. Gil­lian Mullins of Wood­land El­e­men­tary in Dildo was awarded sec­ond place, while third went to Andrew Janes of Mary Queen of Peace in St. John’s.

Hon­ourable men­tions were pre­sented to Eh­van Grif­fiths of Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion in Col­liers and Tara En­gle of Acre­man El­e­men­tary in Green’s Har­bour.

All en­tries will be dis­played at the new Cupids Legacy Cen­tre through­out the sum­mer, and will also be dis­played Oct. 22 dur­ing the St. John’s Philatelic So­ci­ety Ex­hibit at Hol­i­day Inn in St. John’s.

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