Thailand Post announced Vietnam as the winner of the official stamp and official postmark contest to welcome the Asean Economic Community, which gets underway later this year,Two pigeons perching atop a colourful flower shaped from 10 Asean flags, which itself sits on folded hands in the middle of golden rice fields will be seen on postcards and envelopes of all the member countries later this year.The flower represents unity, the pigeons symbolise peace and the golden rice implies the prosperity of agriculture in the region. The winner takes home US$1,000.
The winner in the official postmark category also hailed from Vietnam. The design shows the Asean logo surrounded by three curved lines – signifying economics, politics and cultures. The logo has the words “Asean Community” on the top and the issue date reads “First Day of Issue 8/08/2015”. The winner takes home a reward of $500.