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Israel Announces Stamp Design Contest for 10th Anniversary

The Israel Office of Information here today announced that as part of her Tenth Anniversary Celebration, Israel’s Ministry of Posts is conducting an international stamp design contest, in which artists the world over are invited to submit designs, incorporating an Old Testament Biblical theme, for a new set of from three to four postage stamps. The top award to the winning artist is $1, 000. The second and third prizes are $500 and $250 respectively.

On a frame measuring four and one-half by two and three-quarters inches, artists’ designs may be prepared in one or more colors. The stamps will be printed in photogravure, which will involve no more than three colors, or in photo-litho offset, where there is no limit on the number of colors. Designs may be either horizontal or vertical, according to the artists’ choice. The entries should be mailed to the Office of Philatelic Services, Ministry of Posts, Jerusalem, Israel, to be received not later than May 15, 1958.