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The 13th Inter-School Stamp Exhibits Competition

The 13th Inter-School Stamp Exhibits Competition
(December 2013 – May 2014)

Stamp exhibits are developed with stamp products and narratives on a thematic basis.  The Inter-School Stamp Exhibits Competition was conducted for the first time by Hongkong Post in 1999 and has become an annual exercise owing to the encouraging responses.  Participating in the Competition, students can expand their knowledge of culture and history, as well as improve their writing and presentation skills.  To promote this healthy and educational activity to students, Hongkong Post will continue to organize the 13th Inter-School Stamp Exhibits Competition in 2013/ 2014. There will be an award presentation cum exhibition to be held in May 2014.

Objectives of the Competition

  • To promote philately, an educational hobby among students.
  • To sustain philatelic interest of student collectors.
  • To offer young collectors the opportunities of producing exhibits and competing in international philatelic competitions.

Stamp Exhibits Workshop

To have more understanding about stamp exhibits, students are invited to join the Stamp Exhibits Workshop held in January/ February. By participating in the workshop, students will have the unique opportunity to expand their knowledge of stamp exhibits. The workshop will cover an introduction, a demonstration, and a practice session.

Act now and join the workshop, all you need to do is to fill in a workshop application form, and submit it on or before 15th January 2014 by fax 2530 2618 or email ( for enrollment. See you there!

Details of Participation

  • The Competition is open to all students of primary, secondary as well as full-time students of tertiary institutions.
  • The Competition will be divided into three categories based on age as below.  For respective category, each entry should submit the number of frame(s) as indicated in the bracket.
    Category A: Aged below 12 (1-3 frames)
    Category B: Aged 12 – below 16 (1-5 frames)
    Category C: Aged 16 or above (1-5 frames)
  • The maximum number of participants for each entry is 4.
  • For the frame submitted, it should have a capacity of 16 (4 x 4) standard size album pages, with a size of 23cm x 29cm as specified.
  • Hongkong Post will sponsor each entry 1 pack of stamp mounts for each frame and 20 pieces of standard size album pages after confirmation of application and number of frame used.
  • Participants should organise their stamps on a thematic basis and send their entries together with narratives about their collections.

Awards & Prizes

To encourage more students participating in this competition, each participated student will receive a presentation pack of the special stamp issue and a certificate as a token.

What's more, the first 100 applicants who submit their applications before the submission deadline will be awarded selected stamp products valued HK$200.

Individual Award and School Award of each category will be recognized on entry basis and with prizes as follows:

Individual Awards:

  Awards (For each winning exhibit)
Champion : One trophy, one Datestamped First Day Cover, and HK$3,000 book coupon
1st Runner-up: One trophy, one Datestamped First Day Cover, and HK$2,000 book coupon
2nd Runner-up: One trophy, one Datestamped First Day Cover, and HK$1,000 book coupon
Merit Prizes (10 prizes): One certificate, one Datestamped First Day Cover, and HK$100 book coupon

School Awards:

  Awards (For each winning exhibit)
Champion : One trophy, one 2013 Prestige Annual Stamp Album (Deluxe Version)
1st Runner-up: One trophy, one 2013 Prestige Annual Stamp Album (Deluxe Version)
2nd Runner-up: One trophy, one 2013 Prestige Annual Stamp Album (Deluxe Version)
Merit Prizes (10 prizes): One 2013 Annual Stamp Pack

The Most Supporting School Awards: (For each category)

One certificate, One 2013 Prestige Annual Stamp Album (Ordinary Version) and One 2013 Annual Stamp Pack

  • If schools have the same number of entries, the winner will be the school that has the largest numbers of frames.


  • Please complete the application form and return by fax to 2530 2618 or email ( ; or mail to the following address on or before 27 January 2014:
  • Hongkong Post Philatelic Bureau
    1/F, Trade Square,
    681 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon
    Please mark on the cover: "13th Inter-School Stamp Exhibits Competition"
  • Each entry should submit one application form. Please photocopy this application form if necessary.
  • A copy of the stamp exhibits should be attached when submitting the finished stamp exhibits.


  • Deadline for submission of entry form : 27 January 2014
  • Deadline for submission of finished stamp exhibits : 30 April 2014


  • Hongkong Post will inform all the winners separately by mail. Results will also be uploaded on Hongkong Post Stamps website:  in May 2014.


  • For more information, please refer to the application form or browse the Hongkong Post Stamps website.

For more information about developing your own stamp exhibits, please refer to "Guide on Developing Stamp Exhibit"

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