2020 marked 200 years since the discovery of the Antarctic continent. To celebrate this, we launched a stamp design competition for children aged 4 – 17 years, based on the theme of “Discovering Antarctica”.
We were delighted to see such strong interest and enthusiasm, with so many creative and impressive designs submitted. A panel of judges selected four winning designs which were made into official postage stamps for the British Antarctic Territory, with six runners-up also chosen.
The stamps were cancelled in the Territory at Signy Research Station by researchers from the British Antarctic Survey, marking their official release.
All the winners have now been sent a framed copy of their stamps on the Official First Day Cover, along with a selection of prizes and a certificate signed by Her Majesty’s Commissioner for the British Antarctic Territory.
The Government of the British Antarctic Territory would like to thank all those who submitted designs and everyone involved in the competition for helping to mark the 200 year anniversary of the discovery of the Antarctic continent.
Visit www.discoveringantarctica.org.uk to find out more about this unique continent, including on science and exploration, tourism and how Antarctica is governed.
‘Discovering Antarctica’ is an award-winning website, supported by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), the British Antarctic Survey, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, and the Government of the British Antarctic Territory.