Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lithuanian Post Invites Artists To Design 2012 Stamps

According to Britain's HellMail.com website, "Lithuania Post recently launched a stamp design competition encouraging anyone with a creative flair to design at least one postage stamp or souvenir sheet based around themes announced by the postal operator for 2012. The authors of winning designs will be awarded monetary prizes, and first-place winners will appear on the next year’s Lithuanian postage stamps."

The anonymous article goes on to say, "All residents of Lithuania as well as other countries, irrespective of their age or education, are being invited to submit their designs for postage stamps and souvenir sheets.

"In total, 28 postage stamps and 2 souvenir sheets based on 12 different themes are to be issued next year. The postage stamps dedicated to the Olympic Summer Games, the anniversary of the Battle of Blue Water, Holy Christmas and the New Year, Lithuania and its world heritage, nature, culture objects and famous people will be among other stamps, which will be issued in 2012."

The themes of all postage stamps and souvenir sheets 2012 and details of the competition are published on the Internet site of Lithuania Post at www.post.lt/en/ under the heading “Philately”.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM