Single Sheet Competition

Single Sheet Competition

This competition, first instigated by former Chairman, Gervas Clay, is intended to stimulate sharing of material between members, especially those less inclined to formal exhibiting.

It’s a great opportunity for both novice and expert to get involved and share their collections with members.

Rules
  • Each entry is one single sheet (A4 size).
  • Each member is permitted to submit two entries.
  • The item or items entered should have been acquired in the past year.
  • The winner is decided by those attending the London Member’s Meeting.
Unable to attend?

Members who are unable to attend or who are travelling from overseas are still able to submit entries! Entries can be submitted as a good quality, colour photocopy, scan or PDF file.

What if I am not a member?

If you are not a member, joining is quick and easy! You can find out more about our membership options HERE.

More information

If you would like to submit an entry, please Contact Us.

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Post Card Competition

Post Card Competition

Rules
  1. The exhibit should have a theme related to the Rhodesias or Nyasaland.
  2. Each entry must be the bona fide property of the member written up and prepared by the owner.
  3. The first sheet should be an introduction to the exhibit but may include a card. Overall a small amount of “non postcard material” will be accepted (maximum 20%)
  4. A member may enter up to two entries.
  5. The exhibit shall comprise 16 standard size sheets.
  6. The size of each sheet, including its protective cover, shall not exceed 295mm high x 245mm wide. Larger sheets will be accepted but they must be in multiples of the standard size. The multiples chosen must be compatible with display of a four by four single sheet arrangement.
  7. Each sheet of the entry must be numbered on the back to indicate where the sheet must be positioned for judging and display
  8. Judge(s) will be appointed by the Chairman of the Awards Sub-committee. One or two judges may be appointed.
  9. If the judge(s) is a member of the Rhodesian Study Circle, he/she will be excluded from entering an exhibit but may enter for display only.
  10. The judge(s) shall be requested to provide brief remarks in respect of each entry if possible in writing.
  11. Colour scans or colour photocopies will be accepted on the assurance that no enhancement has been made to the cards. Members wishing to enter this way should mail to the Chairman of the Awards Sub-committee in good time. Entries will only be returned if pre-payment is made.
  12. The marking will be:
  • Appeal of the display 25 %
    • Presentation and arrangement 10%
    • Originality 5%
    • Write-up 10%
  • Commentary/Research 30%
    • Development of subject 10%
    • Thematic/topographical knowledge 10%
    • Deltiology 10%
  • Breadth of coverage 15%
  • Rarity 10%
  • Condition 10%
  • Appeal of the cards 10%
    • Visual appeal 5%
    • Worth/contribution to display 5%

Livermore Competition

Livermore Competition

Rules

  1. Each entry must be the bona fide property of the member written up and prepared by the owner.
  2. The first sheet should be an introduction to the exhibit but may include philatelic material.
  3. A member may enter up to two entries.
  4. The entry shall consist of 16 sheets or a lesser number of larger sheets equivalent to 16 standard sheets.
  5. The size of each sheet, including its protective cover, shall not exceed 295mm high x 245mm wide. Larger sheets will be accepted but they must be in multiples of the standard size. The multiples chosen must be compatible with display of a four by four single sheet arrangement.
  6. Each sheet of the entry must be numbered on the back to indicate where the sheet must be positioned for judging and display
  7. No competitor having won the Livermore Trophy may enter the same exhibit until three years have elapsed.
  8. Judge(s) will be appointed by the Chairman of the Awards Sub-committee. One or two judges may be appointed.
  9. If the judge(s) is a member of the Rhodesian Study Circle, he/she will be excluded from entering an exhibit but may enter for display only.
  10. The judge(s) shall be requested to provide brief   remarks in respect of each entry if possible in writing.
  11. Judging will be based on a pre-determined set of criteria with a maximum number of marks for each section as follows:
  • Treatment and approach 50
  • Knowledge and research including personal research 35
  • Scarcity and condition 15