The winner of the contest for the most beautiful issue of Croatian postage stamps in 2021 is the joint issue of the Croatian Post and the Croatian Post Mostar
In the contest for the most beautiful issue of Croatian postage stamps in 2021, voters and numerous fans of postage stamps from the country and the world decided to give the most votes to the two-stamp souvenir sheet “350th Anniversary of the Deaths of Petar Zrinski and Fran Krsto Frankopan.” The souvenir sheet is the work of Zagreb academic painter and designer Sabina Rešić, and is a joint issue of the Croatian Post and the Croatian Post Mostar. First runner-up was a commemorative stamp from the series “Croatian Marian Shrines” depicting the miraculous statue of Our Lady of Remete located in the eponymous church, whereas the two-stamp souvenir sheet “Bridges and Viaducts” with motifs of Kudin most on the Krupa River and Zečeva draga viaduct on the Rijeka–Zagreb Motorway took the third place.
As a reminder, the Croatian Post has been organizing the contest for the most beautiful postage stamp of the Republic of Croatia from the previous year for a quarter of a century, since 1997, and this year's contest, choosing the most beautiful issue from 2021, lasted from 1 to 31 March. Voters could vote by mail – by sending ballots – or online on the posta.hr website.
Winners in the selection of the most beautiful postage stamp of 2021
A total of 10 interesting prizes were planned for those who voted by mail and thus participated in the selection of the most beautiful postage stamp of 2021, and the lucky winners were drawn on 8 April 2022, as follows:
1st prize: collection of postage stamps from 2021, collection of postage stamps from 2020, collection of postage stamps from 2019, collection of postage stamps from 2018 and collection of postage stamps from 2017: Katarina Klimeš, Trg kralja Petra Krešimira IV. 2/1, 43500 Daruvar
2nd prize: collection of postage stamps from 2021: Lovre Piteša, Kroz Smrdečac 5, 21000 Split
3rd prize: collection of postage stamps from 2020: Emmanuel Jallageas, 4 Bis rue bon rencontre, 71000 Macon, France
4th prize: Yearbook of Croatian Postage Stamps: Bogdan Hvalc, Kameno 14A, 3230 Šentjur, Slovenia
5th prize: Yearbook of Croatian Postage Stamps from 2001: Dragutin Križanić, Bregovita 7, 49000 Krapina
6th prize: Commemorative Album: 25th Anniversary of the Military and Police Operations “Flash” and “Storm”: Marija Vrdoljak, Agnes-Mlegel-Weg 15, 67067 Ludwigshafen, Germany
7th prize: Commemorative Album: Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union: Marija Radoš, II. jazbinski odvojak 5, 10000 Zagreb
8th prize: Philately album Lindner – sheet album: Roberto Miklić, Skopska 6, 47000 Karlovac
9th prize: Stamp Day – Cryptomark of the Croatian Post, Cryptomark 2 and Cryptomark “Rimac Nevera”: Hrvoje Petrović, Đakovačka 2, 10000 Zagreb
10th prize: Set of Stamps from 2004: Josip Bulić, Služanj 175, 88260 Čitluk, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Congratulations to the lucky winners!