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title 2010 International Postage Stamp Design Contest
date 2009.06.22
「2010 International Postage Stamp Design Contest」

Organizer: Korea Post

Categories and Themes

o Youth category: Reuse and recycle precious resources
Subject: In our daily life, invaluable resources are thrown away even when they are still usable.
          By practicing "Reduce Waste, Save, Reuse and Recycle Materials" we can save the
          environment and eventually realize a society in which humans live harmoniously with nature.

o General category: Visit Korea Year
Subject: On the occasion of "2010-2012 Visit Korea Years", Korea invites people from all over
          the world to come and experience dynamic Korea wherein traditional and modern
          culture coexist.
* For more information, please refer to the website at http://www.koreasparkling.com or

- Youth Category: those 17 years of age and under
- General Category: no restrictions

Submission guidelines
-Number of entries submitted: No limit
-Size of design : 15 cm (width) x 20 cm (length) or 20 cm (width) x 15 cm(length)
-On an A4-sized hardboard, the entry work should be attached on the front and the application
   form on the back. Entries may be submitted in person or by registered mail.
-Only works (including computer graphics) that have not been submitted to other contests shall
  be accepted and the original copy must be submitted at all times. Works done manually shall
  be preferred during screening.
-There are no restrictions in the range of materials and colors used in the works but
  three-dimensional works will not be accepted.
-The design shall not incorporate postage stamp names (themes, subtitles) or the numbers
  representing the denomination or year of issue.
-Distribution of application forms: available at post offices nationwide (July 1 to September 15, 2009)
  * Forms can be downloaded from the web page of K-Stamp Portal (www.koreastamp.go.kr) and
      Korea Post (www.koreapost.go.kr).
-Application period: July 1 to September 15, 2009
  * For the overseas part, only those works that arrived by September 30 will be eligible.

-Address for entries
  Postage Stamps & Philately Division
  6 Jongno (154-1 Seorin-dong) Jongno-gu
  Seoul 110-110, Republic of Korea

Screening of entries and announcement of winners

-Judges will be named later among experts in fine arts, postage stamps, culture and science.
-Screening period: October 2009
-Winning entries shall be announced on the web page and by individual notification following
screening (October 21, 2009).

Prize Awarding
-An awards ceremony will be held during November or December 2009.

Category Youth category General category Remarks
Grand prize (1 entry)
A certificate of merit and 2,000,000 won
(1 entry)
A certificate of merit and 3,000,000 won
To be issued
as a stamp in 2010
Award of Excellence
(domestic part)
(1 entry)
A certificate of merit and 1,000,000 won
(1 entry)
A certificate of merit and 2,000,000 won
Either the
“Award of Excellence"
(domestic part) or
"Award of Excellence"
(overseas part)
design is expected
to be issued
as a stamp in 2010
Award of Excellence
(overseas part)
(1 entry)
A certificate of merit and 1,000,000 won
(1 entry)
A certificate of merit and 2,000,000 won
Honorable Mention (2 entries)
A certificate of merit and 500,000 won
(2 entries)
A certificate of merit and 1,000,000 won
Special Award (10 entries)
A certificate of merit and 300,000 won
(5 entries)
A certificate of merit and 500,000 won
Award for the Guidance Teacher (5 entries)
A certificate of merit and prizes amounting to 200,000 won
* The works for "Guidance Teachers" will be selected in consideration of the participation
    performance and award-winning performance of concerned school (educational institute).

Other information
- Please be advised that the submitted entries shall NOT be returned. Korea Post shall retain
  all rights pertinent to the prize-winning designs, including but not limiting to copyrights,
  PR rights and so forth.
- If the prize-winning works are deemed inappropriate designs for stamps, they may
  not be issued as stamps.
- Prize-winning designs may be modified or trimmed as necessary at the discretion of Korea Post.
- If a prize-winning work is confirmed to be a product of plagiarism, any prize awarded
  will be considered null and void, any prize money paid will be recovered and the prizewinner
  will be prosecuted according to related laws.
- For more information, please contact;
  Tel.: +82 2 2195 1255 Fax.: +82 2 2195 1299
  Homepage: http://www.koreapost.go.kr http://www.koreastamp.go.kr
  Email: vogelruf@mke.go.kr