‘Remarkable response’ to stamp contest
On May 4, the Cupids Museum announced the winners of the 16th annual Postage Stamp Design Contest. The 2012 theme “By Land and Sea and Air” provided students across the Avalon Peninsula with the opportunity to research individuals such as Marc Garneau, Terry Fox, and Bob Bartlett in honour of Canada’s Heritage Day on Feb. 15.
The judges were delighted with the remarkable response of entries received from schools on the Avalon Peninsula.
The 2012 Postage Stamp Design Contest was sponsored by the Cupids Legacy Centre, Canada Post, Parks Canada, and the Cupids Historical Society. The St. John’s Philatelic Society, CBS Rentals Inc., Edmund Dawson from the Investors Group and Dave Powell from Powell’s Supermarkets were also proud supporters of this year’s contest.
Linda Kane, Cupids Museum Curator, and sponsor representatives presented awards and prizes at the Eastern School District Regional Heritage Fair at Amalgamated Academy in Bay Roberts.
Emily Dalton of Mobile Central High received the Cupids Museum Award of Excellence. Her colourful entry was chosen as this year’s top design as it incorporated all aspects of the theme “By Land and Sea and Air.” The Cupids Legacy Inc. Heritage Award was presented to James Newhook from Laval High School. His interesting piece depicts a Canadian astronaut in space, with Earth in the background.
In the junior division (Grades 4 to 6), first place was awarded to Breanna Tilley of Roncalli Elementary. Breanna represented the theme quite well through three pictures; the Viking arrival; Terry Fox‘s Marathon of Hope; and Amelia Earhart.
Katrina-Lynn Picco of Bishop Field Elementary was awarded second place, bringing together all three aspects of the theme within an outdoor scene. Third place was presented to Samantha MutreySwain. Her four-section design showed explorers William Epps Cormack, Bob Bartlett and Amelia Earhart. Honourable mentions in this category were awarded to Mackenzie Smith and Jenelle Thorne, both from Woodland Elementary.
For the senior division (Grades 7 to 9), Laura Curtis of Mobile Central High was presented with the first place medal for her excellent depiction of Canadian Astronaut Marc Garneau. Second place was awarded to Sarah Kerrivan of Laval High School. Sarah’s piece illustrated Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope, demonstrating how his journey by land began in Newfoundland. Caroline Murphy from Mobile Central High placed third in the senior division, depicting Amelia Earhart’s flight over Newfoundland. Clair Gatherall from Mobile Central High and Alexandria Coffey from Fatima Academy were presented with Honourable mentions.
Entries submitted by students were displayed at the Eastern School District Regional Heritage Fair in Bay Roberts on May 4-5. All designs will be displayed throughout the summer at the Cupids Legacy Centre and at the St. John’s Philatelic Society exhibit in St. John’s.
— Submitted by Linda Kane, curator emeritus, Cupids Museum
Participants in this year’s Eastern School District public speaking competition include, from left, Branden O’Brien (winner) of St. Kevin’s High, Elizabeth Hicks of Carbonear Collegiate, Catherine Durling of Bishops College, Taylor Lynn Hutchings of Ascension Collegiate, Evan Slaney of Queen Elizabeth high, Daniel Rees of Holy Spirit high, Charles Byrne of St. Michael’s high, and Adrienne Janes of Baccalieu Collegiate.
Shown here are winners and organizers of the 16th annual Postage Stamp Design Contest. They are, from left, James Newhook, Laval High School; Sylvia Ficken, St. John’s Philatelic Society; Sarah Kerrivan, Laval High School; Mackenzie Smith, Woodland Elementary; Jenelle Thorne, Woodland Elementary; Linda Soper, Canada Post; Samantha Mutrey-Swain, Davis Elementary; and Breanna Tilley, Roncalli Elementary.