Posti´s stamp wins world's best stamp award
06 Jan 2019, 00:10
A Finnish postal stamp of Posti has won the first prize in the competition of world´s Best Stamps Award announced in Spain, reported national broadcaster Yle.
The stamp portraying a summer scene in the Turku archipelago shows a reflection of islands and clouds on a sunny day was also selected the most beautiful stamp of 2017 by Finns in a competition organized by national postal and logistic services operator Posti.
" The stamp represents the calm and tranquility of Finnish nature,” said the Yle report, quoting the jury of the International Nexofil Awards as saying.
Stiina Hovi designed the stamp named "Calm and Tranquil" based on a photograph of Jari Hakala´s "Archipelago Clouds" taken in Nagu (Nauvo) in southwest part of the country.
Philatelists from a total of 37 countries participated in the contest and the jury awarded prizes to the best stamps in 10 categories.
The prize for the best original shape went to an Austrian stamp contoured like an oak and made of the tree's veneer. Meanwhile, New Zealand won the award for the most innovative stamp. Its “Grow your own – Sustainable: Carrots” stamp includes carrot seeds for planting, the Yle report added.