Post Philately organises a drawing competition for children and teenagers every two years.
From 21 September 2011 to 31 January 2012, Luxembourg students were asked to create designs on the theme of drinking water.
In total, more than 1,400 designs were submitted for the two age categories (primary school and secondary education). A 7-person jury selected the designs of Lisa Drouet (11 years old) and Belinda Torres (15 years old) as the competition winners.
Because drinking water is important to all humanity, it was chosen as the theme for the Grand Prix P&T 2012. Water is the most important substance for mankind. The human body is composed of 60 – 70% water. Without it, humans would only survive for a few days.
The Post Philately competition was organised in partnership with the Ministry of the Interior and the Grande Région, the Water Management Administration, and the Luxembourg Association of Water Services (ALUSEAU).
Belinda Torres lives in Pétange, she loves to draw and likes playing football.
« Our school suggested that we should participate in the contest. Our design was supposed to be full of imagination and fantasy, so I had the idea of the mountain », explains Belinda, 15 years old. « But this wasn't easy », she adds with a smile. Her drawing will be made into a postage stamp with a value of 0.85 euro.
Belinda has two wishes that will be fulfilled with the 1,000 euros that she has won:
Lisa Drouet is the youngest of 11 children and lives in Esch/Alzette.
« I really like to participate in these competitions and I have often won prizes, but I have never won the first prize », explains Lisa, 11 years old and very proud.
She is very happy to have won the first prize of 1,000 euros and to have her first postage stamp (0.60 euro) featuring her design. « The theme of drinking water was enthralling, but difficult. I discussed several ideas that I had in my head with my family for their advice. With the 1,000 euros, I am going to buy myself a laptop computer », she said happily.
|Drawings:||Belinda Torres (L) and Lisa Drouet (L)|
|Printing:||High-resolution offset by bpost Stamps Factory, Malines (B)|
|Format:||28 x 38.40 mm, 10 stamps per sheet|