OTTAWA, January 11, 2013 /Canada NewsWire/ - The deadline to participate in the Canada Post design competition for the 2013 Community Foundation stamp has been extended. Children 15 years old and under are invited to submit their original artwork at canadapost.ca/stampcompetition. Submissions of stamp designs will be accepted online until midnight on February 1, 2013 (EST).
The competition invites young artists to submit designs that capture the issues faced by children and youth in Canada, and that reflect the diversity of Canadian youth, their creativity and their hopes for the future. Ultimately, designs should inspire Canadians to purchase a Community Foundation stamp and make a donation to support children's charities across Canada.
Parents, teachers and caregivers who want to teach an important lesson on community spirit, nurture a child's creativity and have them potentially win a $2,000 Registered Education Savings Plan, should visit canadapost.ca/stampcompetition for full rules and regulations.
The Canada Post Community Foundation's vision is to help ensure every child in Canada is happy, healthy and part of a community that supports and cares for them. Its mission is to have a positive effect in the lives of children in the communities Canada Post serves by supporting registered charities, school programs or local initiatives that benefit children. To learn more about the Foundation, visit canadapost.ca/community .