Ukraine took second place at the European stage of the competition of sketches for the postage stamp "Peace is the highest value of mankind!"


As you know, at the initiative of Ukrposhta, the theme of the annual Europe competition was changed to "Peace is the highest value of mankind!".

At the European stage of the competition, the sketch that represented Ukraine took an honorable second place.

The participant from Ukraine was elected by popular vote. Then Andriy Sagach's work with sunflowers symbolizing life and missiles destroying peace won. Ukrainians gave more than 9 thousand votes for this sketch. However, at the request of the organizers of the competition, who positioned the postage stamps on the theme of peace as those that should become a symbol that will unite all European countries, and in order not to be disqualified, Ukraine was forced to replace the participant with the sketch that took second place in the popular vote, namely by the work of Maria Suslova with the image of a girl and a dove.

It was this work that took silver at the European stage of the PostEurop competition "Peace is the highest value of mankind!". Under the terms of the competition, in 2023, all postal administrations of PostEurop member countries must issue postage stamps based on the winning design of the Luxembourg Post.

In order to honor the authors of the works that won prizes at the national and European stages, Ukrposhta will soon present postal envelopes and cards with the works of Andriy Sagach and Maria Suslova.