Published 12th March 2021

Stamp Competition: Thank you!

BAT Stamps cancelled at Signy Research Station
BAT ‘Discovering Antarctica Stamp Competition’ First Day Covers cancelled at Signy Research Station. Photo: Ed Luke.

2020 marked 200 years since the discovery of the Antarctic continent. To celebrate this, we launched a stamp design competition for children aged 4 – 17 years, based on the theme of “Discovering Antarctica”.

Prizes awarded to BAT Stamp Competition Winners: a framed First Day Cover, a commemorative coin set, a letter and a certificate.
Prizes sent to the BAT Stamp Competition winners.

We were delighted to see such strong interest and enthusiasm, with so many creative and impressive designs submitted. A panel of judges selected four winning designs which were made into official postage stamps for the British Antarctic Territory, with six runners-up also chosen.

The stamps were cancelled in the Territory at Signy Research Station by researchers from the British Antarctic Survey, marking their official release.

All the winners have now been sent a framed copy of their stamps on the Official First Day Cover, along with a selection of prizes and a certificate signed by Her Majesty’s Commissioner for the British Antarctic Territory.

The Government of the British Antarctic Territory would like to thank all those who submitted designs and everyone involved in the competition for helping to mark the 200 year anniversary of the discovery of the Antarctic continent.

Learn more

Visit to find out more about this unique continent, including on science and exploration, tourism and how Antarctica is governed.

‘Discovering Antarctica’ is an award-winning website, supported by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), the British Antarctic Survey, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, and the Government of the British Antarctic Territory.

Stamps for the British Antarctic Territory can be purchased from (for retail and individual sales) or (for trade and volume sales).