Year 10 girls get stamp of approval

Year 10 students Angie Penna-Li and Monique Eeson.
Year 10 students Angie Penna-Li and Monique Eeson.

Earlier this year the college was invited to design a stamp to commemorate Australia hosting the 2014 G20 Summit.

Five stamp entries by secondary schools around Australia were shortlisted and have now been put to public vote on the G20 Australia Facebook Page.

The design with the most votes will be transformed into a piece of Australian history and go into circulation in 2014.

Santa Maria College’s entry, submitted by Year 10 students Angie Penna-Li and Monique Eeson, is the only WA entry to be shortlisted.

‘Our stamp design for G20 2014 incorporated a globe to represent the fact that G20 is an international meeting,’ said Angie.

‘We highlighted the significance of Australia as it has been given the honour to host the G20 summit in 2014,’ she said.

‘The flags of the countries involved depict the equality between each of the nations and our background brush was inspired by the pattern on Australia’s five-dollar note. This was a great opportunity for us to learn about the G20 and hopefully create a little piece of history,’ said Monique.

The girls’ media and photography teacher Lisa Winkler guided them through the process.

‘The girls designed their stamp on paper, scanned it on to the computer and then completed the final editing stages in Photoshop,’ she said.

‘They researched what the G20 is and tried to incorporate its purpose into the stamp. Both girls have worked extremely hard and we are very proud of their efforts.’

Voting on the stamps closes on November 30.