Children’s Day – Stamp Design Competition

Children’s Day Stamp Design Competition 2016 by India Post

Last date to apply

October 5, 2016

About Children’s Day Stamp Design Competition

Stamp Design Competition is organised by Department of Post on the occasion of Children’s Day.

  • Theme: Participants are required to submit their original design for the Stamp Design Competition related to the theme of “Picnic”.

Participants should be below 18 years of age to participate in this competition. They are free to use Oil colour, Watercolour, ink or any other medium for making the design. It basically should be handmade, computer printed / printout will not be allowed.

The entries for the Stamp Design Competition are to be sent by October 5, 2016, by the means of Speed Post only.

Important Dates


Children's Day Stamp Design Competition Last Date October 5, 2016
Winners Announced November 25, 2016


Latest Update: Children Day's Stamp Design Competition Winners has been announced by Department of Post. Three winners have been selected and their names are given below:

Prizes Name State
1st Prize Mr. Gauravdev HB Mangalore, Karnataka
2nd Prize Ms. Sukanya Behera Sundargarh, Odisha
3rd Prize Ms. Soujanya Hati Purba Medinipur, West Bengal

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Children’s Day Stamp Design Competition Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both 
Region All India 
Class/ Age Below 18 years 
  • Nationality: The Competition is open for the nationals of India only.
  • Age: In order to participate in the competition the participants must be younger than 18 years
  • Original Work: The artwork being submitted for the competition should be an original work of the participant.

Children’s Day Stamp Design Competition Reward

The Best three entries will be awarded First, Second and Third prize and the prize amount are as follows


Prize Amount

First Prize


Second Prize


Third Prize


Children’s Day Stamp Design Competition Application form and Process

The participants who are willing to take part in the competition can submit their designs for the Stamp Design Competition, the entries should be created by keeping the following guidelines in mind:

 Specifications of Artwork

  • Allowed Materials: Ink, Water Colours, Oil Colours or any other medium can be used for making the artwork.
  • Appealing Design: The artwork should look appealing on Stamp so that it can interest Philatelic Collectors.
  • Allowed Paper: Participants are free to use any white paper, it can be drawing paper, art paper or any other paper depending on participant’s choice, the size of the paper should be A4 size.
  • Restrictions: Printouts of Designs and Computer generated designs are not eligible to be a part of the competition.

Things to be mentioned in the Entry

Participants need to mention the following details on the back side of the Design:

  • Participant’s Name of the Participant
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Complete Residential Address including pin code
  • Phone/ Mobile no.
  • E-mail Id (if available)

Submission of the Entries

The entries must be sent to the address given below with the following enclosures and specifications:

  • Enclosure: Participant must send an undertaking along with the entry, stating that ‘The artwork submitted in original and no copyright issues are involved’.
  • Size and Mentions: The entry should be sent in an unfolded A4 size envelope only by Speed Post and participant must write “Stamp Design Contest”
  • Address: The entries should reach the following address prior to October 5, 2016.

ADG (Philately)
Room No. 108(B), Dak Bhawan,
Parliament Street, New Delhi- 110001


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Children’s Day Stamp Design Competition Selection Process

The selection of the winner will be done on the basis of criterion set by the organisers.

Children’s Day Stamp Design Competition Address

ADG (Philately), Room No. 108(B), Dak Bhawan,
Parliament Street,New Delhi- 110001

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