New rules from this year for electing the Best Europa stamp ! Coming into force in 2021 !
A single winner will be chosen resulting from a combination of 3 different voting panels, each having the same weight !
1. General public votes on digital images of the stamps via a dedicated PostEurop website, 9 May - 9 September
2. Postal operators votes on digital images of the stamps via a dedicated PostEurop intern website. Each company votes for 3 preferred stamps, except its own stamp.
3. Jury voting on physical stamps. Each jury member votes for his/her 3 preferred stamps.
The 10 best placed stamps in each of the 3 voting panels are allocated the following number of points (Eurovision Song Contest system) :
1st = 12 points ; 2nd = 10 points ; 3rd = 8 points ; 4th = 7 points ; 5th = 6 points ; 6th = 5 points ; 7th = 4th points ; 8th = 3 points ; 9th = 2 points and 10th = 1 point.
The points from the 3 voting panels are added up to obtain the overall winner and the two runners-up.
Note : only the country having send his digital and physical stamp to PostEurop can win the contest !
The Best Europa stamp 2021 will be announced during PostEurop's plenary assembly on the 6th of October 2021.