Bugs BY Design – Velopost Stamp Competition

We've joined forces with fossil fuel-free letter delivery service, Velopost to launch a stamp design competition which celebrates the arrival of the animatronic Big Bugs exhibition.

Entries are welcomed from children of all ages up to 16. The four winning designs will be used to create a special set of Big Bug postage stamps that will be used on letters delivered by Velopost in Bristol and Bath.

Prizes include a supersized framed set of the winning stamp designs, a limited edition Bristol Zoo bug keeper experience, a Kiddimoto Balance Bike and a Kiddimoto Kart.

Velopost CEO Joe Broadway says ‘We are delighted to give Bristol’s youngest residents and visitors to the Zoo the opportunity to celebrate our wildlife and use their creative skills to develop a set of unique stamps that also mark the important work of Bristol Zoo.

The competition is open until June 28th 2015. Entry forms are available and entries can be posted at the Velopost Post Box at Bristol Zoo.or sent to Big Bug Design Competition, Velopost, PO Box 1933, radstock BA3 4YF.

* Velopost is an innovative fossil fuel free postal service which helps businesses and organisations in Bath and Bristol reduce their carbon footprint as well as save 40% on their postage costs.

*Collecting and delivering mail for health centres, local government, schools, charities and local businesses, Velopost reduces admin time, carbon footprint, and spiralling costs associated with handling post conventionally.

*By using bicycles and an electric vehicle, every letter delivered through the service saves 28 grams of C02. This amounts to roughly 8 tonnes of C02 saved every year.

*Since establishing in September 2011 Velopost postmen have delivered over 1,000,000 letters to Bristol and Bath.

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