EUROPA Stamps Connecting Europe

On Europe Day 9 May 2018

PostEurop is proud to announce the launch of the "Most Beautiful EUROPA Stamp" competition for this year. This year's EUROPA theme "Bridges" will bring us on a timeless journey between different architectural and structural styles, while showing us some of the most amazing engineering works that can be found throughout Europe.

When we look at the sociological evolution of the European society throughout the centuries, it is easy to see that some of this development has been accomplished with the help of great engineering works such as bridges. These structures have played an important role in helping populations to bypass natural obstacles, travel more freely in between territories and also to get their much-needed supplies quicker. This led to more comfort, stability and cultural exchange amongst them. With the evolution of time, new building techniques and new forms of architecture have been implemented in the construction of bridges, thus producing a widely diverse type of structures.

Today, it is quite interesting for us to observe the authentic diversity of works that have been built, and if we look beyond their functional role, it is enlightening to see that bridges can also be a source of endless inspiration for the new generation of engineers, architects, photographers and artists.  With that in mind, PostEurop is inviting all enthusiasts to connect with this beautiful theme, explore the beautiful diverse 2018 EUROPA Stamps on and cast a vote for their favourite stamp.    

"Given the role that bridges had in the development of Europe and the contribution which they have to the European landscape, it is with great pleasure that in this year's competition we can see so many unique and beautiful entries. This type of topic allowed designers to explore and develop multiple concepts, as different artistic techniques can be applied. Every time we look at a bridge, we can find a mixture between modern and ancient architectural styles, which can be easily transported into a beautiful stamp." said Agnieszka Trzaskowska, Chair of the PostEurop Stamps & Philately Working Group     

View and Vote for Your Favourite EUROPA Stamp Today

We invite you to view all the beautiful entries and vote for your favourite stamp on The online competition will end on 9 September 2018 and the winning stamps will be announced at the PostEurop Plenary Assembly to be held on 3 October 2018 in Georgia.


More about EUROPA Stamps

Since 1956, EUROPA stamps have been a symbol of Europe’s desire for closer integration and co-operation. 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 organise the competition amongst other philately initiatives.  See more information on


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Cynthia Wee-Neumann
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