A young girl whose stamp design won a province-wide competition says she was astonished when she learned all of the Newfoundland and Labrador government's mail will feature her work.
"My jaw just dropped," said Karlie Pinsent, a Grade 4 student at Greenwood Academy in Campbellton.
"I was honoured to be able to win this."
Pinsent's design was chosen the winner of a contest marking the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. A stamp using her design will be put on every piece of mail that the government will distribute for the rest of the year.
Pinsent placed the first copy of her stamp on some outgoing mail on Monday morning at Confederation Building.
The government presented her with a framed reproduction of the winning design to take home.
Pinsent's design features a stylized "60" as well a diamond-encrusted crown.
Tourism Minister Derrick Dalley, who attended the ceremony, said the competition was organized to help promote knowledge of history among elementary students.
After the presentation, Pinsent attended the house of assembly, where she received a round of applause from MHAs.