Port Williams sisters design postage stamps

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Port Williams sisters Sally, left, and Lucy Wilkie show off designs they have entered in a Canada Post Community Foundation contest. They’re hoping area residents will vote for their designs.

By Wendy Elliott


Two sisters from Port Williams are answering the Canada Post Community Foundation’s call for help from kids across Canada.

Lucy and Sally Wilkie both like testing out their artistic skills, so they have entered the competition for this year’s community foundation stamp.

The two young artists have prepared and entered three designs. Lucy’s first image features a tree with strong roots. Roots of Hope was been rated fifth last week.

Her second image uses the shadow of two hands to create a dove. Shadow of Peace stands at 12th place.

Sally, 11, also used a dove, along with a globe and two people. Her image called World Peace currently stands in fourth place.

In Grade 3, Sally won a contest conducted by Clean Nova Scotia for a recycling poster. Lucy created a design for a Christmas card that was used nationally by Health Canada.

The submission that proves most popular online will become one of the 20 semi-finalists. Lucy says she hopes local residents will use social media to help them collect votes during the contest.

Voting for the winning design will take place between Feb. 18 and March 22 online. The winning stamp design will be announced in April.

The winning stamp will be released in September and the winning designer will receive a $2,000 Registered Education Savings Plan and a $250 gift card.

The competition is designed to raise awareness of issues faced by today’s youth and raise funds for the foundation. The foundation supports children’s charities and school programs across Canada.

The domestic rate stamp will be issued with a 10-cent surcharge to generate funds for the foundation.

Organizations: Canada Post Community Foundation, Clean Nova Scotia, Health Canada

Geographic location: Port Williams, Canada

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  • Joyce Worton
    March 16, 2013 - 12:43

    Competition drawing to a close. Some heavy voting, but keep the votes coming for Lucy and Sally. The votes are appreciated for 2 excellent designs.

    • Kathy Worton
      March 21, 2013 - 07:52

      The correct link is: www.deliverhope.ca/gallery Thanks for everyone's support.

  • Kathy Worton
    March 04, 2013 - 15:33

    Voting is now open! You can vote every day - one vote per computer per design, so if you like you can vote for both girls and give them a boost. Follow the link then click on the design, which will pop up - vote by rating the entry (clicking on the 5th heart wins them 10 points). Thanks to all who are voting.

    • Kathy Worton
      March 06, 2013 - 09:09

      Now that the finalists have been chosen, the link has changed. You now have to go to www.deliverhope/gallery/rank in order to view the 5 finalists' designs. To vote, click the design and then click the 5th heart (on the far right, under "rate this entry"). Thanks for everyone's support.

  • Scott Brison
    February 25, 2013 - 13:42

    Good day the Hon. Scott Brison would like to advise everyone that the Canada Post Community Foundation experienced a delay in activiting the second phase of the competition. Canada Post had been having a bit of difficulty getting waivers signed from the Top 5 designers. The site will be live on Wednesday, February 27th and they have extended the voting by an additional week. Thank you for your patience. Please use the link http://www.deliverhope.ca/

  • Donna Holmes
    February 05, 2013 - 08:36

    Hi ya. The voting link above doesn't work. I did some research.... the contest itself is now closed, but the voting doesn't start until February 18. That's why some of those links aren't working just now. Here is a link that explains that... http://www.deliverhope.ca/ (hopefully this works).

  • Jane Warren
    February 04, 2013 - 23:13

    Joyce or anybody - where do I go to vote before voting ends on February 7th?

  • Beryl Eastwood
    February 04, 2013 - 05:15

    Both designs are not only artistic but relevant to the world today. It shows that both girls have a responsible attitude to the problems facing us today.

  • Joyce Worton
    February 03, 2013 - 20:18

    I hope this really nice article will generate votes for Lucy and Sally, my granddaughters. Voting ends for this 1st phase on February 7th - so hope Nova Scotians will get their votes in for them.