Join the Commemoration and Leave a Legacy Through Your Art!
Announcing the Plymouth 400 Postal Artwork Contest where artists and aspiring artists alike will have the opportunity to develop the official 2020 commemorative "CACHET".
What is a CACHET? A "cachet" is defined as "a design or inscription on an envelope to commemorate a postal or philatelic event".
The legacies of the past
If you look up to the left you will notice three very significant official "cachets" from past commemorations. Click on the images to see larger versions of these historic examples of postal artwork. Traditionally, in addition to comemorative stamps themselves, key moments in history have been recognized by very special cachet designs like these and that is precisely what we're asking YOU to help us create! Plymouth 400, Inc., under the guidance of the Plymouth Rock Stamp Club, is excited to be running this Postal Artwork Contest, or "Cachet Contest" to engage people of all ages as we commemorate the 400th anniversary of Plymouth Colony, just as was done for Plymouth’s 300th and 350th anniversaries.
Here’s how it works:
- Review the Contest Themes (see Postal Artwork Contest Materials link below)
- Review the artwork Categories and age/experience level brackets (see Postal Artwork Contest Materials link below)
- Review the Contest Entry Rules and Contest Entry Form (see Postal Artwork Contest Materials link below)
- Design your own original cachet
- Submit your design and completed Contest Entry Form to Plymouth 400 at the following address:
Plymouth 400 | Attention: Postal Art Contest | 6 Main Street Extension | Plymouth, MA 02360