Canadian Geographic's wildlife phototography year 2010

Canadian Geographic's wildlife phototography year 2010
Added by Alain Martineau
General Description : Souvenir sheet of 5 stamp
Gum Type: P.V.A.
In 2010, Canadian Geographic, in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Nature, invited Canadians to compete in five categories for their second Wildlife Photography of the Year contest. The winning snapshots, chosen from more than 6,400 submissions (up from 5,500 in 2008), were published in the magazine’s annual Wildlife issue (December 2009); included in a traveling exhibition organized by the Museum of Nature; and featured on a set of five stamps. “The partnership is a perfect fit,” says Jim Phillips, Director of Stamp Services at Canada Post. “It’s a great opportunity to show Canada what we’re made of.”
Seeking out the most spectacular photographs of Canada has always been a priority to Canadian Geographic, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. “Wildlife photography in particular resonates with our readers,” says André Préfontaine, President and Publisher. “The idea of a ‘Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year’ contest has proven very popular and the partnership with Canada Post brought a highly attractive dimension to the 2009 contest. Canada Post and Canadian Geographic share a similar goal in showcasing the best of Canada.” He continues, “The opportunity to be featured on a postage stamp excited photographers across the nation. The marked increase in submissions is directly attributable to the stamp offer.”
The issuing of these stamps coincides with the grand reopening of the Canadian Museum of Nature.
The project is very timely as we enter 2010, International Year of Biodiversity, and get ready to unveil the Museum’s renewed and splendid public education centre, the historic Victoria Memorial Museum Building in Ottawa this May 22nd, Biodiversity Day. The wildlife images in photos and on stamps are images of Canada’s rich biodiversity—it is truly a perfect partnership project!”
Face value $0.57 Canadian dollar
Catalog code (Michel) CA BL129
Catalog code (Scott) CA 2388
Catalog code Canada post Product #: 403764145; Yvert et Tellier CA BF132 Stanley Gibbons CA MS2684 WADP Numbering System - WNS CA058MS.10
Series Canadian Geographic‘s Wildlife Photography of the Year
Stamp colour multicolor
Stamp use Souvenir Sheet
Print run 225,000
Issue date 22/05/2010
Designer Susan Scott
Paper type Tullis Russell
Print technique Lithography in 5 colours
Printed by Canadian Bank Note
Perforation 13+
Height 100.00 mm
Width 150.00 mm
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