'Vibrant India' is the theme for India Post Stamp Design Competition

Dated: November 14, 2015

Vibrant India, the theme of the competition is to bring the essence of color and concepts of growing India. The contest will be open to Indian citizens till 30th November 2015

Vibrant India

The Department of Posts, trading as India Post has invited entries from citizens to design a postal stamp which will be launched on Republic Day in New Delhi. Vibrant India, the theme of the competition is to bring the essence of color and concepts of growing India. The contest will be open to Indian citizens till 30th November 2015.

“As per the directions of the Prime Minister, it has been decided to organize a ‘Republic Day 2016 -  Stamp Design Competition’ at the National level. The entries with regard to the above competition will be received and judged by the Department of Posts headquarters at Delhi.” A statement from the Chief Postmaster General of Maharashtra and Goa circle explained.

The competition is offering cash prizes of Rs 10,000, Rs 6,000 and Rs 4,000 for the top three winning entries that would be unveiled on Republic Day.

While stipulating the rules for taking part in the contest, the department has said that the entries should be in original design and it could be in ink, water colour, oil colour or any other medium. But computer printed entries or printouts will not be entertained. However, participants would be free to use drawing paper, art paper or any other type of white paper of A4 size, it added. The design of the entry should be on A4 size paper and visually appealing and it should be reached at ADG (Philately), Dak Bhawan, Parliament Street, New Delhi before November 30.

“It is a surprise that when we are moving fast towards Digital India, why the competition is not permitting the artists to work on digital media and send their entire entries online.” Sajith Kumar, an artist from Delhi wondered.

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