A competition for artists to design an artistic postage stamp and greeting cards themed Happy New Year and Merry Christmas! is launched

JSC Marka with the assistance of the Moscow Branch of the Union of Artists of Russia and the Union of Philatelists of Russia announce the annual Open All-Russian competition for drawing a postage stamp and greeting cards themed Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!.

The goals and objectives of the Project are increasing the interest for stamp collection; popularization of the genre of the author's artistic miniature executed both in traditional “manual” techniques (author’s graphic works, limited edition graphics, collage, etc.) and with digital technologies; extending the tradition of the author’s artistic stamp and bringing new authors to the genre.

To participate in the Competition, a submitter of the application needs to design an interesting, bright, eye-catching sketch of a stamp or greeting card dedicated to the New Year and/or Christmas in any of the techniques: painting, author’s or computer graphics, collage, and others.

! Works created by neural networks and other applications for producing artificial images with the use of software algorithms without skills of authorship will be rejected.

The organizers will appreciate participation in the Competition of citizens of the Russian Federation aged 18 and older: professional painters and designers, students and graduates of creative universities, and non-professional artists. Participation is free of charge.

Online applications for participation in the Competition will be accepted from July 10 until 23:59 (Moscow time) of September 2, 2024. Please, fill out the electronic application form available here.

The Competition results will be announced on September 24, 2024. Agreements will be concluded with the winners of the Competition and fees are to be paid. The best works will be selected for issuance of a postage stamp and five greeting cards.

Let us invite you to take part in the Competition and make your contribution to the rich history of valuable postal matter of the Russian Federation!

Read more in the Competition Regulations.

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