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Each year, in November, the National PS holds its Annual Competitions. These are open to all members and are judged according to standard national criteria, and five class are available.

These are:

  1. Traditional
  2. Postal History
  3. Aerophilately
  4. Social/Open Philately
  5. Thematic
  • All entries should comprise 16 sheets (including an introductory page particularly important for a thematic entry); members may enter only once in each class as they wish.

  • Entrants are to submit a brief written summary of each entry to the Competitions Secretary by 1 November.

  • All entries to be in the hands of the National PS Competitions Secretary by 11am on the day of the Competitions.

  • Entries are submitted entirely at the member's own risk. Insurance is recommended, especially if you are not bringing your entry personally on the day. 

  • Entries will be judged by invited, accredited judges.

  • Each category has a trophy as a prize.

click here for details of the Winners of the latest Competitions

  • The marking basis for marking in the Competitions is:

Traditional, Postal History, Aerophilatelic and 
Social/Open Philately
Classes

Philatelic and related knowledge

25 %

Personal Study and research

10 %

Treatment

20 %

Originality and philatelic importance

10 %

Relative condition

10 %

Rarity

10 %

Presentation, write up and arrangement

15 %

  • In the Aerophilately class, this is based on aerophilatelic and related knowledge.

  • The Social/Open Philately class will be judged on the relevant social aspect and knowledge of the subject

Thematic Class

Treatment    35 %

Plan

15 %

 Development

15 %

Originality

5 %

Knowledge, personal study, research   30 %

Thematic

15 %

Philatelic

15 %

Condition

10 %

Rarity

15 %

Presentation 

 10 %

 Please note

  •   Where the reverse of a cover is shown by a coloured photocopy, it must be reduced by at least 25%

  •   The introductory page should be a true summary of the entry and its development, not simply a list of the following pages.


Johnson Literary Award

 

The Competitions Meeting is also the occasion for the annual presentation of the Johnson Literary Award, comprising a handsome antique silver desk set and illuminated certificate.

 

Johnson Literary Award2

The winner is the author of the article which has received the highest number of votes from readers of Stamp Lover, in a popularity poll for the best article published in Stamp over during the previous year. click here for details of last years' winner.

 

Last updated 29th Septemberr 2016

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