Hungary is the winner of this year's Best Europa stamp contest organised by PostEurop. Last year winner, Turkey finished second and Croatia third.
- HUNGARY 1602 votes
- TURKEY 832 votes
- CROATIA 444 votes
this 235.- HUF stamp is part of a souvenir-sheet of 4 stamps designed by Ágnes Rozmann.
It's the fourth time Hungary wins this on line voting during the last five years ! Here the statement on the Hungarian post website.
The Best Europa stamp design competition is a yearly event. The first competition took place in 2002. All official Europa stamp issues can enter the competition.
The result of this competition was announced during this year's Philatelic Forum in Paris, France on the 13th June.
The stamp has been selected via the internet ! All people could vote through PostEurop's website ! A total of 8063 votes were registered, compared to last year it's an increase of 45% in the number of public votes.
A jury of 7 members (stamp designers, philatelic design directors) awarded earlier this year, the Best Europa stamp - Jury prize to Russia !
The prizes for both the Jury and public voting competitions will be handed out during the Belgian Philatelic Grand Prix to be held in the Brussels City Hall on the 22nd September 2012.
Here you can find the full list of winning stamps since the first contest in 2002 when Malta won.
Postcrossing blog wrote an article about the on line voting.