The winners of 2014 EUROPA Stamp Competition were determined

The winners of 2014 EUROPA Stamp Competition were determined
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StampNews.com is glad to inform that PostEurop announced PE Post of Serbia (Serbia-Gold), Turkish PTT (Turkey-Silver) and Hellenic Post (Greece-Bronze) as the top three winners of the 2014 EUROPA Stamp Online Competition at the PostEurop Plenary Assembly in San Marino last week.

In this 23rd consecutive year, 53 entries were submitted based on the theme "Musical instruments" to promote the musical and cultural aspects of every country’s traditional instrument.

The results of this year’s online EUROPA Stamp competition were disclosed during the PostEurop Plenary Assembly in San Marino last week, in which PE Post of Serbia (Serbia), Turkish PTT (Turkey) and Hellenic Post (Greece) emerged as the top three winners respectively.

"What beautiful stamps we have at PostEurop! The theme of 2014 with musical instruments allowed the postal operators to create marvellous stamps with several different interpretations of the theme using many different printing techniques and special effects including engravings, varnishing, embossing and extra colours" exclaimed Anita Häggblom, Chair of the PostEurop Stamps and Philately working group from Posten Ǻland. 

"The public votes received almost equalled to those of last year's competition but what was remarkable to note was how close the votes were between each entry." she added.

The first place winner Serbian stamp portrays the traditional Serbian bagpipe.  A man dressed in the national folk costume is shown playing the bagpipe surrounded by the authentic landscape of Eastern Serbia in the background.

The first place winner - traditional Serbian bagpipe

The second place winner - Turkey

The third place winner - Greece

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