PHLPost launches stamp design contest for Pope Francis

In celebration of the visit of Pope Francis in the country on January 15, 2015, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST) readies for its “On the Spot Stamp Design Contest” nationwide.
Simultaneous with the different regions in the country on October 24 at 1:00 p.m., PHLPOST Central Mindanao area 8 will hold its activity in Robinsons Mall, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City.
The competition will be composed of two categories. One is student, for elementary, high school and college students in public and private schools; and the other is professional for artists, designers, illustrators in the locality.
Further, artwork must interpret theme, ‘A Nation of Mercy and Compassion.”
According to PHLPOST area director Nimia S. Acebes, the artwork must be accompanied by a write-up or interpretation of the theme and the design and will be rendered using paper or canvass with oil, acrylic or pastel.
Moreover, criteria for judging include originality, relevance to the theme, visual impact and artistic method/design.
Two top prizes for the student and professional category will include P15,000, a stamp album and certificate of participation.
These top two entries per category will be submitted to the Post Shop, Philately and Museum Division, Business Lines Department, Central Office for pre-screening prior to the national judging.
In the National Screening Committee, the two top prize winning artworks/designs in each category will be featured in the Papal visit stamps to be issued and launched on January 2015 by PHLPOST for national and international circulation. It will also be featured in special souvenir frame to be given to the Holy Father.
However during the contest, participants should bring their own materials and will have two hours to accomplish the work.

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