04 July 2012

Result - 2012 Youth Activity Contest by BNAPS


Hi !

Here are the results of a Stamp Essay contest, organized by The British North America Philatelic Society. If the winners or their parents are watching this blog, they are requested to send the photos of the kids whose names appear in the award list given below for publication on this blog and Rainbow Stamp News !!

Many Congratulations to all the children who participated in this contest !!





The British North America Philatelic Society has announced the winners of its 2012 Youth Activity Contest. Youth were asked to write a short essay about a meaningful philatelic symbol of their country with the stamp(s) affixed to the report. Prizes were awarded to four age groups: 6-8, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18.

First place winners in each category received $25. They were:

Nina Goyette, age 8, Greendale, WI Abigail Adams
Olivia Keenan, age 10, Wauwatosa, WI
Boston Tea Party
Prarthita Jain, age 14, Balod Chattisgarh – Rabindranath Tagore
Archita Nigam, age15, Balod Chattisgarh – Hawa Mahal

Other winners are :

Chitturi Vamsi, Hyderabad, India,

Chinmay Anil Nawlakhe, Bhandara, India,

Claire Natiez, Taylors, SC,

Thomas Devine, Janesville, WI,

David Devine, Janesville, WI,

Sara Yahr, West bend, WI,

image Shikhar Deep, Shamshi, Kullu - India.

The contest reflects BNAPS’ on-going commitment to encourage young collectors. The four winning essays can be viewed at Youth Activity Contest on BNAPS website.
Entrants also received a packet of stamps.

Youth were asked to find one or more stamps that are a meaningful symbol of their country. Examples include flags, monuments, and other objects of historical significance. The stamp(s) were to be affixed to the page along with an essay of less than 250 words. The written article should explain why the (flag, monument, historical item) is an important symbol for their country. The essays could be handwritten or typed, double space is preferred. The essay to be the original thoughts of the entrant.

Prizes will be awarded by age group: 6 – 8, 9 – 11, 12 – 14, 15 – 18. Monetary awards of $25, $10, and $5 will be awarded respectively to first, second, and third place winners in each age group. Winners will also receive a philatelic prize. The first 100 entries will receive a free packet of stamps.

Click here for the BNAPS 2012 Contest Winners

Click here for the BNAPS 2011 Contest Winners

Essay Contest entry by Shikhar Deep

Flag – The symbol of my country


Indian Flag, the first stamp of independent India, was released on 21 Nov 1947.

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Indian Flag on other Indian stamps

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Indian flag on foreign stamps

India is a diverse country with several religions. Our national flag or the tri-colour represents strength and unity of our country . I am a citizen of India and I am proud of my country . I am so glad that I am born in India. The National flag of India is a horizontal rectangular tricolour of deep saffron, white and green with the Ashok Chakra, a 24-spoke wheel, in navy blue at its centre. The flag was designed by Pingali Venkayya, an agriculturist from Andhra Pradesh.

Spiritual symbolism - The flag is colored with saffron as the top band, white band in the centre, dark green band at the bottom and a navy blue Asokha Chakra placed at the centre of the white band , Spinning Ashoka Chakra represents the eternal wheel of law.. The deep saffron colors shows courage and sacrifice. The white color symbolizes for peace, unity and truth. The green color shows the culture and fertility. The Chakra ( wheel) has 24 spokes, representing the 24 hours in a day.

Religious symbolism- When the flag was being designed, Hinduism and Islam were the two major religions. Saffron represented Hinduism and green stood for Islam. White represented the minority religions.

It is a brave soul that carries the tricolor’s fervor on his/her sleeve! It represents our country and its culture !! . It also represents the soul of my country which is “Unity in Diversity” .


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