Welcome to NSCC 2015



Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM) is organising the National Stamp Collecting Competition 2015 (NSCC). NSCC aims to promote the study of postage stamps and philatelic materials to learn about Singapore and the world. Stamps are educational tools from which we can learn about the culture and heritage of the country, its flora and fauna, achievements and aspirations.


Participants in the competition present an exhibit using stamps, philatelic products and narratives on a theme of their choice. Participants stand to gain knowledge in a variety of topics, pick up research and organisation skills, and learn to work as a team.


Participants are conferred with Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. The prize presentation ceremony is a recognition of the effort and creativity of young stamps collectors from primary and secondary schools, and tertiary institutions of Singapore.


NSCC has its root from the Singapore Philatelic Exhibition (Singpex) which was first organised in 1969. Singpex was held annually and consisted of entries from adults and youths. In the late 1980s and 1990s, the competition was held less regularly. In 2001, SPM and the Organising Committee of Singpex introduced the School Group Category to encourage student participation in the competition. From 2007, the School Group Category was separately organised by the SPM under the title of NSCC. Ministry of Education has supported the competition since 2005. Today, Singpex is organised by the Association of Singapore Philatelists.