The First Place Winner - Serbia
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.
The Second Place Winner - Turkey
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 Third Place Winner - Greece
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.
Schoolpex - 2014, 18th Inter-school Stamp Exhibition at Jaipur - 17th - 18th October 2014
18th Interschool Stamp Exhibition, Schoolpex 2014 was organised on 17th and 18th October 2014 at St Xavier's School, Jaipur. Late Shri O. P. Bhatnagar Trophy for Best School was given to BVB Vidyashram, Late Shri A S Mittal Trophy for Best in Senior Category was given to Master Vaibhav Bhatnagar of Mahaveer Public School and Late Dr. Jaya Bhargava Trophy for best in Junior Trophy was given to Master Shivam Bhargava of Hindustan International Academy.
On the occasion specially pre-approved design of ‘MY Stamp’ and MY Stamp Folders were released by Guest of Honour Shri Dushyant Mudgal. The facility of 'MY Stamp' with special My Stamp Folders was provided with 3 pre-approved design of Jain Saraswati Statue, St Xavier's School Building and Maharishi Bhrigu Statue .
Mr Rajesh Paharia, General Secretary, Philatelic Society of Rajasthan reported that it is only Stamp Exhibition in the world which is conducted annually exclusively for school students uninterrupted since last 17 years.
- Rajesh Paharia - Jaipur
JPG MEET VOLUNTEERS HONORED
- Sudhir Jain
We had arranged a function at satnaSon 14th Oct. 2014 to honour the members of Central India Philatelic Society (CIPS) who had helped us in organizing Jainism Philately Group (JPG) Khajuraho Meet. Renowned Philatelist and Numismatic writer Shri Kishor Jhunjhunwala of Mumbai was the chief guest. He had distributed mementos, Tulsi coins and calendar to all the members. JPG Chairman and Secretary of CIPS Mr. Sudhir Jain given welcome speech and Joint Secretary Mr. Rajendra Agarwal "Shashi" given vote of thanks,. Mr. Lajpatrai, President CIPS conducted the function.
Mr. Jhunjhunwala addressing the function, told that this is not the honour of the members, but it is honour of the work you have done for Philately. CIPS members had arranged warm welcome to the JPG members at Satna Railway Station and helped in all the arrangements at Khajuraho.