Additional prizes were also handed over to the winners of the 2015 PostEurop EUROPA Jury competition “Marka” (Russia - gold), PostNord (Sweden - silver) and Latvijas Pasts (Latvia - bronze) during a special ceremony at the distinguished Brussels Town Hall, during the Belgian Philatelic Grand Prix ceremony on Saturday, 19 September 2015.
Winner of the EUROPA Online Competition: Turkey - Gold
(The Online Competition first place winner Turkish PTT stamp is of a wooden toy car which was very common in the old days, in Turkey)
Winner of the EUROPA Jury design competition is Russia - Gold
(The jury first place winner Russia “Marka” stamps depicts a Carroussel Dymkovo toy (Russian traditional clay figurine) and famous Matryoshka dolls)
“Like Confucius once said ‘I hear and I forget, I see and I remember. I do and I understand’, these Old Toys have reminded us of the little joys that once helped us during our childhood, to experience and better understand the world. Congratulations to all the winners and especially to Turkish PTT-Turkey and ‘Marka’-Russia, for their achievements in this year very close competition” stated Anita Häggblom, Chair of the Stamps & Philately Working Group.
In this year’s theme "Old Toys – a trip down memory lane" inspired 56 entries. Each work of art was placed online for almost 4 months during which a campaign took place and encouraged EUROPA Stamps enthusiasts to vote for their favourite stamp. More than 10,000 votes were registered during that time with the winners emerging based on total votes received. Below are the runner ups.
Second place winner: Magyar Posta – Hungary
Third place winner: Posti - Finland
PostEurop congratulates all the winners.
More about EUROPA Stamps
Since 1956, EUROPA stamps have been a symbol of Europe’s desire for closer integration and cooperation. These special stamps are issued by the European postal administrations/enterprises and bears the EUROPA logo, a PostEurop registered trademark. Since 1993, PostEurop has been the responsible organisation for issuing EUROPA stamps and each year, philately experts within the Philately working group organize the competition amongst other philately initiatives. See more information on www.posteurop.org/europa
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