Postage Stamp Art Challenge Due March 30

BAG President Linda Zwick has issued the following challenge. Each BAG board member will issue a challenge to all members over the next year.

Art on Postage Stamps

This is a snapshot of the template you can use to design your postage stamp. Look to the left to see two files you can download: an Acrobat (.pdf) file and a .jpg file.

The Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee is appointed by the US Postmaster General. The committee selects subjects for recommendation for future stamps and accepts recommendations from citizens, with many rules in place: https://about.usps.com/who/csac/. These rules include honoring individuals only after their deaths and not considering disasters and negative events as subjects for stamps.

The committee selects subjects for recommendation about three years before a stamp design might be issued. However, BAG would love to see your design(s) for US postage stamps now.

Linda’s Challenge: Create one or more design(s) as an image for a postage stamp and submit images of those to julie@jirafstudio.com by Tuesday, March 30, 2021, for posting on the BAG website and social media.

(Note: The US Postal Service used to allow creation of custom postage stamps through approved third-party vendors, but ended the program in June 2020. Alas, Linda’s hope for seeing BAG members’ designs on actual postage has been dashed. We may, however, recreate these as non-postage stickers. We will keep you…posted).

You’re welcome to use the postage stamp template for your design, or develop or find another to your liking.

Click here to download the Postage Stamp Template as a .pdf (Acrobat file). (When it opens in another window, use the download arrow to save it to your computer.)

Click here to download the Postage Stamp Template as a .jpg file. (When it opens in another window, right-click then left click on “Save image as…”)