Guelph-Eramosa has issued a call to artists and photographers for a chance to have their work featured on a commemorative postage stamp.
At the March 21 Guelph-Eramosa council meeting Mayor Chris White announced the township’s heritage committee is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Ontario Heritage Act by participating in a commemorative stamp contest. Interested artists and photographers are encouraged to submit an illustration or photo of what heritage in Guelph-Eramosa Township means to them. Council will review the submissions and chose five that will be printed on limited edition Canada Post stamps.
“This is at no cost; this thing is cost recovery so once you create a stamp and you sell them off it’s cost recovery,” White said. Original images can be of anything with historical value within the township representing natural, physical or cultural elements.
“This is a pretty neat thing here this community is doing,” White said. “It’s heritage, so again I mentioned like the Harris Woolen Mill or anything of historical value or even probably a natural feature or a building.”
Entries can be submitted to the municipal office at 8348 Wellington Road 124 in hard copy, on a disk or on a USB; or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The submission deadline is May 16.