StampNews.com is glad to inform that PostEurop announced Turkish PTT (Turkey – gold), Magyar Posta (Hungary – silver) and Posti (Finland – bronze), as the top three winners of the 2015 PostEurop EUROPA Online competition at the PostEurop Plenary Assembly in Limassol, Cyprus.
Earlier this year PostEurop launched the public online voting competition on Europe Day. This year's EUROPA theme "Old Toys" took everyone on a trip down memory lane. The Post Offices from around the world participated in this great philatelic contest. All stamps designed specially for this competition can be viewed in our special section Europa Stamps 2015: Old toys.
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.
"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.