OUR ANNUAL COMPETITIONS:

ENTRIES FOR 2020 COMPETITIONS TO BE SUBMITTED BEFORE 1 MARCH 2020

We do not compare with major international exhibitions such as London Stampex (see picture) but we do offer our Members the chance to display and admire smaller entries of fifteen sheets (one frame) in our annual competition; held every year in March.

There are five classes:

1. Postal History; (including Aerophilately). The Millenium Trophy

awarded in 2019 to Roger Niven

not awarded in 2018

awarded in 2017 to Stan Challis

awarded in 2016 to Geoff Chivers

awarded in 2015 to Geoff Chivers

2. Traditional Philately; including Postal Stationery and Revenues. The Harmer Bowl

awarded in 2019 to Eddie Weeks

awarded in 2018 to Chris Oliver

awarded in 2017 to Peter Wood

awarded in 2016 to Geoff Chivers

Awarded in 2015 to Brian Sole

3. Thematic Philately. The Stanley Gibbons Cup

awarded in 2019 to Roger Niven

awarded in 2018 to Roger Niven

not awarded in 2017

awarded in 2016 to Geoff Chivers

not awarded in 2015

4. Open Class Philately. The Thames Trophy

awarded in 2019 to Eddie Weeks

awarded in 2018 to Brian Sole

awarded in 2017 to Chris Oliver

awarded in 2016 to Susan Oliver

5. Postcard Philately. The Kay Horowicz Shield

awarded in 2019 to Roger Niven

awarded in 2018 to Roger Niven 

not awarded awarded in 2017

awarded in 2016 to Susan Oliver

 

                                 ANNUAL COMPETITION RULES AND MARKING

RULES

  1. Entries shall consist of material mounted on sheets not exceeding 11" X 12" and contained in suitable transparent protectors.  

  2. Entries shall consist of FIFTEEN sheets for ALL classes.  

  3. All material entered shall be wholly the property of the entrant and have been written up by  the entrant.  

  4. Subject to Rules 5 and 6 below, members may enter as many classes as they wish, but are limited to one entry per Class.  

  5. Any entry that has won a first place in any class of this Society's competitions, or contains a substantial extract from a winning entry, shall not be eligible to be entered again in any  class, for the next 5 years.  

  6. Any medal winning display from any competition of higher status than a local society or one which includes a substantial part from a medal winning display (e.g. Federation or National competitions) shall be ineligible in any class. This shall not apply to team awards earned for this Society.  

  7. All matters appertaining to the Annual Competition, with the exception of the judging, shall be at the discretion of the Competition Secretary who shall be appointed annually by the Committee.  

  8. One, or preferably two, external judges shall be appointed by the Committee to judge the Annual Competition in accordance with the Classes and Marking Schedule.  

  9. All awards shall be wholly at the discretion of the judges. Irrespective of the number of entries in any class, no award shall be given if the judges are of the opinion that the standard of entries in that class does not merit an award.  

  10. Subject to rule 9 above, Silver medals may be awarded to the winners of all Classes.. Winners are allowed to forego receiving a medal.  

  11. In addition to the trophies, an unlimited number of "Highly Commended" and "Commended" certificates may be awarded in any Class at the discretion of the judges irrespective of the number of entries.  

All entries shall be accompanied by a duly completed entry form in duplicate and submitted prior to the competition as directed by the Competition Secretary and notified in the Society's Newsletter or other communication; one copy being returned as acknowledgement of receipt.

ANNUAL COMPETITION CLASSES AND MARKING

Class 1 - Postal History including Aerophilately (The Millennium Trophy and silver medal)  

Treatment 

20 

Importance 

10 

Knowledge 

20 

Research and Personal Study 

15 

Condition 

15 

Rarity 

Presentation 

15 

TOTAL 

100 

Class 2 - Traditional Philately including Postal Stationery and Revenues (The Harmer Bowl & silver medal) As for Postal History 



Class 3 - Thematic Philately (The Stanley Gibbons Trophy and silver medal) 

Treatment (Title and Plan) 

15 

Development and Originality 

20 

Philatelic Knowledge and research 

15 

Theme Knowledge and research 

15 

Condition 

10 

Rarity 

Presentation 

20 

TOTAL 

100 

Class 4 — Open Class Philately (The Thames Trophy and silver medal)  

Treatment (Title and Plan) 

10 

Philatelic Treatment and Importance 

10 

Non-philatelic Treatment and Importance 

10 

Philatelic Knowledge and Research 

20 

Non-philatelic knowledge and Research 

15 

Condition 

15 

Rarity 

Presentation 

15 

TOTAL 

100 

Class 5 - Picture Postcard class (The KAY HOROWICZ SHIELD and silver medal)  

Treatment (Idea and Plan) 

10 

Development 

20 

Knowledge and Research 

35 

Condition 

15 

Rarity 

Presentation 

15 

TOTAL 

100 

ENTRY FORM

Entry forms may be obtained from the Society Secretary, Brian Sole. brian.sole@btinternet.com

 

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