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Jesse Fister
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Dear Permies,

If you haven't already seen the thread on The Carbon Sequestration Postage Stamp, please do!

One thing I was asked in my presentation yesterday was: "Do you have an idea for what this stamp would look like?"  I didn't.

So, let's make it an art contest!  Submit your design, art, image or idea here.

I recommend researching previous postage stamp designs.  You can do that here: Postal Museum.  Remember, this will be in the hands of collectors and consumers.

If anyone has ideas on additional awards for best stamp submissions, please add them here as well!
 
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Hey Jesse, this is awesome!  What's the deadline for the contest and would the artist get some recognition from the USPS?  I have some art friends I'll pass this along to but I figured I should know a bit more before pitching it.  Thanks!
 
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Mike Jay wrote:Hey Jesse, this is awesome!  What's the deadline for the contest and would the artist get some recognition from the USPS?  I have some art friends I'll pass this along to but I figured I should know a bit more before pitching it.  Thanks!


Mike, I think we have about a month.  There hasn't been a specific date set.

As for recognition I was hoping we could put together some rewards internally.  I'm in no position to offer rewards from USPS, but you never know what might happen. 

How about this: I'll offer a bottle of my best hard cider mailed to the winner.
 
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Mmmm hard cider...  I'm in
 
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What dimensions is stamp is going to be? The size of a regular postage stamp, the sort of inch by three quarter, or will it be the larger rectangle of commemorative stamps, whether horizontal or verticle?

 
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Thekla McDaniels wrote:What dimensions is stamp is going to be? The size of a regular postage stamp, the sort of inch by three quarter, or will it be the larger rectangle of commemorative stamps, whether horizontal or verticle?


Great question!  I'm not 100%, so let's base this off the Breast Cancer Research stamp for now.  Here's info on dimensions.
 
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here is a soil carbon coalition design, don't know how it work for the actual design, but it shows how much is involved.
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Hey Permies, I was wondering if anyone was still working on a stamp design?  I'd like to have something to present when I speak with the District Manager again in 10-15 days.

So how about it?  Any submissions en route?

Thanks!
 
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Jesse,

I only heard about this through the newsletter, but I can have something pulled together in about a week.

Cheers!
 
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We have set a submission date for art submissions: January 14, 2017.  We could use at least one more serious submission please!  Thank you.
 
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