European postal enterprises
Although Europa stamps have been issued since 1956 the Europa stamp of the year only began in 2002. This article shows all the winning stamps since the competion proper began. The organising body is called PostEurop and practially all the countries in the region produce Europa stamps each year. The special stamps are issued and display the Europa logo clearly. Many philatelists throughout the world collect them and they are much sought after.
Postal vans is the 2013 topic - Voting still in progress
Participating countries are instructed to base their issues on a theme. For instance the winning 2007 entry, shown above, concerned Scouting and the theme that year was Scout Centenary. The Scouts were 100 years in existance and the postal issuers all designed their stamps with the scouting theme.
The First Winner in the modern era
2002 winning entry from Malta
Themes by year for the initial 5 years
2002 = 'The Circus'
2003 = 'Poster Art'
2004 = 'Holidays'
2005 = 'Gastronomy'
2006 = 'Young People and Integretion through their eyes'
Winning entries for 2003 and 2004
Monaco Poster Art and Holidays in Greenland
Gastronomy winning entry in 2005
Icelandic entry for gastronomes
Winning designs 2006 to 2008
The 2007 winner is at the top of the article
Astronomy was the subject matter in 2009
Magyar Posta, the Hungarian Postal authority won easily
2010 and 2011 winners Hungary and Turkey
Children's Books and The Forest were the topics chosen
Categories - including the 2012 Magyar Posta winner
The classifications for 2006 - 2013
2007 = '100 years of the Scout movement'
2008 = 'The Letter'
2009 = 'Astronomy'
2010 = ' Children's Book'
2011 = 'The Forest'
2012 = 'Visit'
2013 = 'Post Vans'
Europa Stamp Winner 2013
First time entrant wins for Finland
The winning entry was the Finnish one.
Stamp experts from throughout Europe acted as judges. The 8 judges were hard pressed to select a winner from so many fantastic entries but duly came up with the Finnish winner.
For Finland this was a major achievement as they were a first time entrant to the competition.
The 4 stamp block shown here is the winner of the 2013 EUROPA stamp Jury Prize. The Jury prize has been in existance for the past 4 years only.
Future themes for competition issues with PostEurop
2014 to 2016
2014 = 'National musical instruments'
2015 = 'Ecology - Green Europe'
2016 = 'Old toys'