The ASEAN stamp and postmark design competition, aiming to search for the best one which will be produced as a joint issue stamp and postmark, and used among the ASEAN countries was launched on February 17.
Winning designs will be officially issued on August 8, 2015 in each Member State to celebrate the 48th anniversary of ASEAN (The Association of South East Asian Nations). It will reflect the unity of the ASEAN Community in accordance with the motto of the ASEAN, "One Vision, One Identity, One Community".
The result of the final round will be announced in Thailand’s Bangkok.
Mr.Pornchai Rujiprapa, Thai Minister of Information and Communication Technology said that 55 designs were chosen from ten countries, comprising 30 stamps and 25 postmarks
Stamp and postmark designs were selected by ten judges who are postal representatives from ten countries and three judges from neutral organs, namely Universal Postal Union (UPU), Asian-Pacific Postal Union (APPU) and ASEAN Secretaria.
The stamp winner will receive US$ 1,000 and the postmark winner will earn US$ 500.