Coinciding with the XXIII National Youth Philatelic Exhibition (JUVENIA 2013) a stamp was issued by Spanish Correos to encourage stamp collecting amongst children and young people.
JUVENIA is the largest youth philatelic event held in Spain. It takes place every two years, always on odd years, and in the 2013 edition it will be held in the city of Alicante.
The aim of the exhibition is to promote stamp collecting among young people and to teach them everything related to the world of philately considering that they will be the future collectors and representatives of Spain in national and international competitions.
JUVENIA 2013 has been organized by the Philatelic and Numismatic Society of Alicante in collaboration with Correos, the National Mint and other official institutions. The Honorary Committee is presided by the Prince of Asturias. During the show, some 67 collections by young people between 10 and 21 years will be exhibited. These young collectors are under the guidance of the regional philatelic federations in Spain. The exhibition will be held in accordance to the regulations of FESOFI.
In line with previous editions, JUVENIA 2013 will hold various activities related to collecting and the latest research in philately, with talks and lectures on postal history and philately taking place in Alicante and its province. Tours of the exhibition will also be organized for cultural groups and a drawing contest for young visitors will take place with philatelic material given out to initiate the youth in this universal hobby.
The stamp is based on the design of Ramiro de Undabeytia (Madrid, 1952), graphic designer and engraver.