The Philippine Postal Corporation (The Post Office) in collaboration with Museo Orlina, is inviting students, designers and Illustrators to join the nationwide stamp-design contest in celebration of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) 150th founding Anniversary.

The UPU is a specialized agency of the United Nations created on 9 October 1984 under the Treaty of Berne. It unites the postal networks of 192 member countries.

The competition is open to high school and college students, artists, designers, illustrators, and other interested individuals. The design must interpret the theme: “150 years of Enabling Communication and Empowering People Across Nations”.

The winning design will be featured in the official stamps to be issued and launched on 9 October 2024 by PHLPost for national and international circulation. Four winners will be awarded with P50,000.00 each plus
a souvenir frame.

Submissions of entries are ongoing and will last until 15 July 2024.

All entries or artworks must be on canvas. A printed version of the artwork must be submitted as well. A limit of one painting from each artist is required and artworks may be in portrait or landscape format. The

size of the artwork should be 10 x 14 inches or 14 x 10 inches. (Note the actual stamp size is 35 x50 mm or
50 x 35 mm in portrait or landscape format.) Artworks are not limited by color restrictions. Artists are free to use any colors they choose. The artwork or design shall NOT incorporate the text of the theme, denomination of the stamp, year of issue
and the word “PILIPINAS”.

A printed version along with the brief narrative interpretation must accompany each entry and be placed in a brown envelope. It should be printed on letter-size bond paper (8″ x 11″) and include the artist’s full name, school address/affiliation, email address, and contact numbers.

Entries may only be submitted via Domestic Express Mail Service or Registered Mail Service at the following address: Post Shop, Philately and Museum Division Office of the Postmaster General, CMEC Post Office, Domestic Road, Brgy. 193, Pasay City 1301, Metro Manila.

For more information/inquiries, please call Ms. Arlene T. Labao, Acting Chief, Post shop, Philately and Museum Division, Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost), at mobile number 0905-232-4589 or 0918-902-0428 or visit the PHLPost FB page at or its website at

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