The Postal Service issued four 33-cent Stampin' The Future commemorative stamps in Anaheim, California, on July 13, 2000. The stamps, designed by Richard Sheaff of Scottsdale, Arizona, and illustrated by the children listed below, went on sale nationwide July 14, 2000.
In celebration of the approaching twenty-first century, the Postal Service held a Stampin' The Future design contest for children ages 8-12. Children from the United States and its various territories and possessions were invited to submit designs based on their visions of the future. Four finalists were selected from each state and territory from more than 120,000 entries. The four winning stamps were based on the artwork of four young visionaries — Zachary Canter's Astronauts, Morgan Hill's Rocket, Sarah Lipsey's Children, and Ashley Young's Dog — and were exhibited at the World Kids' Congress hosted by the Postal Service as part of World Stamp Expo 2000.
Ashton-Potter (USA), Ltd., printed 100 million stamps in the offset process.
Postal Bulletin (June 01, 2000).