ANNUAL  COMPETITION

1. Classes

1.1The Annual Competition comprises three classes:-

            (A)        General maximum 9 Sheets

            (B)        Thematic maximum 9 Sheets

            (C)        Postal History  maximum 9 Sheets

    

2.   Rules

2.1 Entries must be no more than the specified number of sheets shown above. Within the overall limit of 9 sheets, it is permissible, but not necessary, to include one sheet which contains notes or a plan of the entry. Sheets should not exceed 12 inches by 11 inches.

2.2 A member may not submit more than two entries for any one class.

2.3 A member may not submit an entry which has won the same class or any other class in the previous five years.

2.4 Each entry must be the property of the member submitting the entry and be his/her own work (i.e. writing up, mounting etc.)

2.5 The competitor must indicate which class the exhibit is entering. This can only be changed by agreement with the competitor.

3.   Definition of Classes

3.1 Postal History  (The Vic Stacey Cup)

 Entries may consist of material ranging from pre-adhesive entries and letters to stamped or

 stampless covers of the present day. Postmarks and cancellations whether on loose stamps,

 pieces or covers may be included together with a limited quantity of associated items but the principal part of the entry must be material conveyed by post and illustrate such postal matters as routes, rates etc In general, unused stamps or unused postal stationery are not appropriate in this category.

 

3.2   Thematic (Francis Kiddle Cup)

Entries should be based on a theme or subject to be developed and illustrated by suitable philatelic material. The title of the theme or subject is limited only by the imagination of the competitor. Thematic entries may be illustrated by stamps, booklets, essays, proofs, covers, cancellations or anything else philatelic. Maps or other non-philatelic items should be kept to a minimum.

3.3   General (RAE Cup)

This class is for entries of stamps from any country or group of countries. The entry may be from any period and may be specialised or non-specialised. Entries can feature studies (including plating), postal stationery, proofs, essays, local, revenue and other non-postal stamps. Locals are not recognised for the international transmission of mail but still accepted for the transmission of messages or packages e.g. local, railway or telegraph. Revenues are stamps used for the collection of non-postal revenue.

4.   Judging

4.1 Judging will be carried out by all the members present at the meeting for the Annual Competition.  Members will be issued with voting slips and will be asked to place entries within each individual class in order of preference. In arriving at an order of preference, members should take in to account: - Philatelic Knowledge; Originality; Condition of the Material; Presentation.

4.2 Two adjudicators will award points in each class according to the stated order of preference on each voting slip and the winner will be the competitor who has the highest total of points.

 

CHANDLER CUP (single sheet)

1. Class

1.1 The competition shall be held once annually and there is only one class.

2. Rules

2.1 Entries for this competition must comprise a single sheet with the principal aim of providing the highest level of interest for members.

2.2 The sheet must not exceed 12x11 inches.

2.3 A member may not submit an entry which has one the same class or any other class in the previous 5 years.

2.4 Each entry must be the property of the member submitting the entry and be

his/her own work (i.e.: writing up, mounting etc.)

2.5 Each competitor shall provide supporting information about the entry he/she is submitting. The information must be provided in one of the two following ways:

• A verbal presentation lasting no longer than 5 minutes, or

• A written narrative/notes included on the sheet being displayed

3. Judging

3.1 Judging will be carried out by all members present at the meeting.

3.2 Members will be issued with voting slips and requested to place entries in order of preference. In arriving at an order of preference, members should take into account primarily the level of interest of each of the entries.

3.3 It is only in cases where the level of interest is considered to be equal that the two or more entries should be further considered for philatelic knowledge, originality, condition of the material and presentation.

3.4 Two adjudicators will award points according to the stated order of preference on each voting slip and the winner will be the competitor who has the highest total points

 

POSTCARD COMPETITION (Wintermeyer Cup)

General

The Postcard Competition is held every year, freestyle format, any topic and is open to all members.

Pamlin reproduction cards are acceptable but not Nostalgia.

Rules

• Entries must be no more than a specified number of sheets. Within the overall limit of 9 sheets, it is permissible, but not necessary, to include one sheet which contains notes of the entry. Entrants may also give a short talk about their display.

• A member may not submit more than one entry.

• A member may not submit material already used in any other competition in the

previous 2 years.

• The entry must be the property of the member submitting the entry and be his/her own work (i.e. writing up, mounting etc.).

• Cards may be unused or used.

• Entries shall include at least 95% postcard material supported, if desired, by 5% philatelic items.

Judging

• Judging to be carried out by all the members present at the meeting for the competition. Members will be issued with voting slips and will be asked to place entries in order of preference. In arriving at an order of preference, members should

take in to account: - presentation, originality and condition of the material.

• Two adjudicators will award points according to the stated order of preference on each voting slip and the winner will be the competitor who has the highest total of points.

• In the event of a tie, the adjudicators will have the casting vote.

 

 

 

 

The Club holds competitions during the year which give members the opportunity to present items from their collection which are of interest. The members attending vote for their favourite. It is worth mentioning that many of the entries from past winners do not include items that are particularly rare or high value.

We also have evenings where members can display items and show recent acquisitions.

The current rules are shown below.

(Note that these rules are for broad guidance only and entries are generally accepted by the competition secretary which may not be strictly within the criteria but are considered necessary for clarification of the entry for the voting members.)