PostEurop has announced the winning stamp to be the entry from Magyar Posta (Hungary Post) which featured the storybook illustrations of the Hungarian Kossuth Prize winning graphic designer Karoly Reich. The designs of the stamps, the border and the first day cover captured moments from the infamous story of the little bear much loved by Hungarian readers, Vackor.
The close first-runner of the EUROPA Stamp competition went to Posta Slovenije, postal operator from Slovenia and finally, the second-runner up of the EUROPA Stamp competition went to Hrvatska posta (Croatia).
The EUROPA stamp best design competition is a yearly online event in which the result is announced during the Plenary Assembly. The first competition took place in 2002. All official EUROPA stamp issues can enter the competition. Web viewers and PostEurop members are invited to vote for their favorite stamps.
PostEurop's Stamps and Philately Working Group selects the EUROPA stamp theme for each year. This year the theme is "Children's books".