StampNews.com got to know that PostEurop in addition to the public competition also held its fifth consecutive EUROPA Jury Competition at PostEurop’s Headquarters earlier this year. The jury composed of nine philatelic experts scrutinized all the displayed entries based on the theme “musical instruments”.
Prizes were given to the winners of the 2014 PostEurop EUROPA Jury prize competition bpost (Belgium - gold), Itella (Finland - silver) and Poste San Marino (San Marino - bronze) during a special ceremony.
The bpost winning stamp, with its illustration of a saxophone, celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of Adolphe Sax its inventor and the invention of the saxophone in Belgium.
The awards were delivered to the postal philatelic community on Saturday, 20 September 2014, at the distinguished Brussels Town Hall, during the ceremony of the Belgian Philatelic Grand Prix.
“I am proud to serve once again as a jury member. Looking beyond the illustrations told a unique story about the musical culture or history of their land. The judges enjoyed deliberating on the beautiful designs of each entry and again the decision was a difficult one.” commented Botond Szebeny, PostEurop Secretary General.
Looking forward, postal operators are already preparing for the theme of next year’s competition: “Old Toys”.