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Richards Student's Artwork Created Into Postage

John Taylor Harms' drawing of a blue mythical creature won the 7-9 age division, winning a $250 prize and the opportunity to have his art transformed into a U.S. postal stamp.

A student's artwork of a blue mythical creature will join the likes of the Liberty Bell, the American flag and other postal stamp designs now that he has won a national art contest.

John Tyler Harms topped the 7 to 9-year-old age group to win ArtStamps' 2011 National Artistic Achievement Award. In reward, he will receive a cash prize of $250.

ArtStamps converts student art into real US postage, note cards or other products, which are then sold by students to raise funds. All students who participate in an ArtStamps fundraiser are automatically eligible to win the National Artistic Achievement Award.

To view and purchase other artwork from Richards students, click here.

ArtStamps honored 50 students throughout the nation in five age categories, who won based on the originality and creativity of their artwork. ArtStamps developed this Award to promote creativity in schools and build children's self-esteem. Chosen from thousands of pieces of artwork, the NAAA winners have achieved an honored distinction.

ArtStamps is celebrating its 5th anniversary for this program and the company is excited to see the number of participants increase each year. 

"In addition to helping schools and groups raise money, ArtStamps was created to make a positive impact on children and their education," said George A. Castineiras, founder and CEO of ArtStamps. "We're pleased to acknowledge and reward the artistic talents of the winning students.”

The ArtStamps program is available to schools, school districts, educators, parents, parent/teacher organizations, non-profits and other groups across the U.S. To participate in the ArtStamps program and be eligible for next year’s award, visit the organization's website or call (877) 4-A-STAMP.

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