Title:  Happy School Life

Stamp Serial#
3047-
3050
KPC#
C2416-
C2419 
Scott#
 
Date of Issue
03-03-2015 
Quantity
250,000
Denomination
300 won.
Design
Contest winners:
Ga-Ram Kim,
Cho, Seul-gi,
Kim,Seung-yeon,
Kim, Sun-hee) 
Designer
No, Jung-hwa 
Image Area
35mm X 35mm 
Perforation
Self Adhesive 
Sheet Composition
4 X 4 
Paper
White unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
Offset, four colors. 
Print
POSA (Cartor Security Printing) 
Description
Stamps reflect daily life. They not only feature politics, culture, and history, but also society's prevailing sentiments.

The 2014 International Postage Stamp Design Contest offered the general public an opportunity to take part in postage stamp design. Under the theme of "Happy School Life," the submitted designs depicted the meaning of genuine school life, and were honest portrayals of our time.

In "Happy art class," designer Kim Ga-ram intended to illustrate that the way to create a happy school is through sharing and consideration for each other, by drawing children sharing crayons and working together to complete the word LOVE.

"Variety, the more the better" (by Kim Seon-hee) shows a fun puzzle made of happy faces of children who are different from one another yet understand each other and share happiness in the school.

In "Our happy school" (by Cho Seul-gi), students sharing happiness and laughter under one roof and inside a common space called school are depicted with round faces and shapes. The design is simple, yet it clearly conveys the happiness of students.

And,"Friendship travels through letters" (by Kim Seung-yeon) illustrates, using hearts, the dreams and hopes of children they share with each other through letters. It shows that exchanging hand-written letters is not only a heart-warming experience but a great way to deepen friendship between young students.

Just as the newly-issued “Happy School Life stamps from the 2014 International Postage Stamp Design Contest reflect our hearts and hopes, I hope that letters can serve as a means to support one another in our society by providing opportunities for communication and shared happiness. Going forward, it will be interesting to see how future stamps portray our lives.