On December 17, a New Year's Eve meeting of postcrossers was held in the Collectioner show room

The event included an awarding ceremony for the winners of the All-Russian Drawing Competition for sketches of New Year stamps and postcards, as well as a presentation of the issued products. The official ceremony of special cancellation was attended by Andrey Malakhov, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Union of Philatelists of Russia, TV journalist, producer, actor; and Svetlana Chernykh, the winner of the drawing competition, the author of the sketch of the Hut New Year postage stamp.

Artem Adibekov, the Director General of JSC Marka, and Ekaterina Borovskaya, a member of the management board of the Moscow Branch of the Union of Artists of Russia congratulated and awarded the winners. The authors of the drawings that made the basis for issuance of postage stamps and postcards received diplomas and royalties.

Winners in the Postage Stamp category:

1. Svetlana Chernykh from Moscow;
2. Polina Mitroshkina from the city of Sukhoy Log of the Sverdlovsk Region.

Winners in the Postcard category:

1. Victoria Vatolina from the city of Korolev of the Moscow Region;
2. Natalia Tropina from the city of Volzhsky of the Volgograd Region;
3. Tamara Polyakova from Yekaterinburg;
4. Lyubov Charskaya from Moscow.

On the basis of the winners' drawings, two postage stamps were issued: a New Year hut in a winter forest in the quantity of 243 thousand items, and a hare in a winter forest in the quantity of 351 thousand items, as well as four unstamped cards in the quantity of 1,500 items each.

An exhibition of artworks by participants in the competition was arranged in the show room. The exhibition comprised about 100 works in a variety of techniques: graphic design, watercolor, oil, pencil drawing, etc. The winners (Svetlana Chernykh and Lyubov Charskaya) held an autograph session for all those interested.

All the participants of the meeting became the authors of an unusual Christmas tree, made at the master class. There was a special children's play area for young philatelists.

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