"Molconcours 2012" - Subject: potable water
Every couple of years, the "Office des Timbres" holds a drawing contest for children and adolescents on a well defined subject. From 21 September 2011 to 31 January 2012, Luxembourg students were asked to create designs on the subject of potable water.
Water is the most important substance for mankind. The human body is composed of 60 – 70% of water. Without it, humans would only survive for a few days. Since potable water affects all humanity, it was chosen as the theme for this “Grand Prix P&T 2012”.
In total, more than 1,400 designs were submitted in two age categories (primary school and secondary education). A jury composed of 7 members selected the designs of Lisa Drouet (11 years old) and Belinda Torres (15 years old) as the most supportive of the theme.
The "Office des Timbres" contest 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).
Lisa Drouet is the youngest of a family of 11 children and lives in Esch/Alzette.
“I have often won, I really like to participate in these contests, 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 her first postage stamp (0.60 euro) featuring her design.
“The theme of potable 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 portable computer”, she said happily.
|Price of the series:||0,60 + 0,85 = 1,45€|
|Drawings:||Belinda Torres (L) and Lisa Drouet (L)|
|Printing:||High-resolution offset by bpost Stamps Factory, Malines (B)|
|Dimensions:||28 x 38,40 mm, 10 stamps per sheet|