July 16, 2024

The Philippine Postal Corporation in collaboration with MuseoOrlina, is inviting students, designers, and Illustrators to join the nationwide stamp-design contest in celebration of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) 150th founding anniversary.

The UPU is a specialized agency of the United Nations created on Oct. 9, 1984 under the Treaty of Bern that unites the postal networks of 192 member-countries.

The competition is open to high school and college students, artists, designers, illustrators, and other interested individuals.

The design must interpret the theme: “150 years of enabling communication and empowering people across nations.”

The winning design will be featured in the official stamps to be issued and launched on Oct. 9 by PHLPost for national and international circulation. Four winners will be awarded with P50,000 each plus a souvenir frame.

Submissions of entries are ongoing and will last until July 15.

All entries or artworks must be on canvas. A printed version of the artwork must be submitted as well.

A limit of one painting from each artist is required and artworks may be in portrait or landscape format.

The size of the artwork should be 10 x 14 inches or 14 x 10 inches. The actual stamp size is 35 x 50 mm or 50 x 35 mm in portrait or landscape format.

Artworks are not limited by color restrictions. Artists are free to use any colors they choose.

The artwork or design should not incorporate the text of the theme, denomination of the stamp, year of issue, and the word “Pilipinas”.

A printed version along with the brief narrative interpretation must accompany each entry and be placed in a brown envelope.

It should be printed on an 8” x 11” bond paper and include the artist’s full name, school address/affiliation, email address, and contact numbers.

Entries may only be submitted via Domestic Express Mail Service or Registered Mail Service at the following address: Post Shop, Philately and Museum Division Office of the Postmaster General, CMEC Post Office, Domestic Road, Brgy. 193, Pasay City 1301, Metro Manila.

For details, contact Arlene T. Labao, acting chief, Post shop, Philately and Museum Division, Philippine Postal Corporation, at 0905-232-4589 or 0918-902-0428 or visit the PHLPost FB page at https://www.facebook.com/PHLPost or its website at www.phlpost.gov.ph. – Press release