Though the year 2014 isn’t finished yet, the editing team of our site can tell with certainty that a great many of interesting, extraordinary stamps and various philatelic items were introduced during this period. That is why we have no doubt that it will be quiet difficult to determine the best of the best candidates for our rankings.
In this article StampNews.com – the site for philatelist from around the world – announces following ranking categories to evaluate the best stamps issued by various Postal Services in the year 2014:
1. Most popular stamps 2014 by our users’ opinion, scheduled on beginning of February 2015. The visitors of our site can vote for their favorite stamps presented by our editing team to support their country up to the end of December 2014.
2. Top most touching stamps category (mid-March 2015) is awarded to stamps with funny and heart-warming designs. Generally, these stamps are dedicated to cartoon or comic-strip characters. First of all, this ranking focuses on children. However, other stamps concerning such themes as love, friendship and family can be included in this list.
3. Top most interesting sport-themed stamps category (beginning of April 2015) is awarded to stamps issued for celebrating significant sporting events, achievements, commemorating the best sportsmen or propagating healthy style of life.
4. Top most extraordinary stamps category (end of April 2015) is awarded to originally designed stamps. As a rule, this award is given to the stamps that seem peculiar and unusual for us. This may include extraordinary forms of stamps, special materials, unusual themes or unique print methods that were used.
5. Top most important stamps category (mid-May 2015) is awarded to stamps dedicated to the socially-significant events that have happened during the year.
6. Worldwide Post offices in Social Media 2015: Facebook, to be issued in end of May 2015. If you represent Post Offices worldwide, don’t forget to send us links to your webpages, if you are our follower, your links would also help us not to omit or lose your country.
To participate in the rankings please send us the following information via e-mail at email@example.com:
- name of the ranking you would like to participate in;
- brief description of story of the stamp (or series of stamps);
- high-quality illustration of the stamps;
- date of issue;
- contact information;
- your additional questions, notes and suggestions.