News Details

2011 EUROPA Stamps Competition

The Malta Europa €0.37 stamp will participate in the Best EUROPA Stamp Contest amongst all official EUROPA stamps. This contest is an annual online event where creative entries from across Europe compete for the best design. This competition is now open and available to all online till 9 August 2011, by clicking on the link The winning stamp will be announced at the PostEurop Plenary Assembly to be held between 12 and 13 October 2011 in Turkey.

Following this UN initiative to promote awareness of the importance of forests through the declaration of an International Year, PostEurop has chosen the same subject for the 2011 EUROPA Stamp. The theme for 2011 "Forests" is linked with the International Year of Forests declared by The United Nations General Assembly.

To represent this theme, MaltaPost issued a set of two stamps each individually designed by young artists; Nicole Sciberras aged 14, student of Malta School of Art, Valletta and Brenda Camenzuli aged 14, student of St Ignatius College, Blata l-Bajda. The stamps depict the artists' personal interpretation of "Forests" in the context of the Maltese Islands. These designs are the result of a Stamp Design Competition organised by MaltaPost in November 2010 for students between Form 1 to Form 5 attending any secondary school in Malta or Gozo.

It is now up to you to elect the most beautiful Europa stamp 2011...

Have fun and may the most beautiful stamp win!

The stamp set EUROPA 2011 - FORESTS is available from all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo and from the Mobile Post Office. For more information kindly contact the Philatelic Bureau (tel. no.: 2596 1740, email:, postal address: 305, Triq Ħal-Qormi, Il-Marsa MTP 1001).

Download Press Release in pdf