Virtual Competitions

Virtual Competitions Entries




Virtual Competitions Rules

(Incorporating the Annual Livermore and Postcard Competitions) The Council of the RSC have decided, for 2020, to hold a virtual competition via our website. In the last couple of years, a number of organisations have entered this space and the results have been very encouraging. Some RSC members have participated in these competitions and comment most favourably. Unfortunately, we were not able to hold our normal Livermore and Postcard competitions this year, so this opportunity might help fill the void. We hope that all members, experienced and the novice (where we all started), will be encouraged to enter. We have tried to make the guidelines as general as possible to facilitate participation.


So to recap, there are three parts to our virtual competitions:

1:  The Livermore – according to the Livermore rules see below

2: The Postcard Competition – also see below

3.: The Virtual  One Frame competition

Entries must please be clearly marked “Livermore” or “POST CARD” or “ONE FRAME”, as the case may be, In the covering email. 

The Virtual One Frame is intended to allow maximum flexibility in entering an exhibit of ANY aspect of Rhodesian philately – for example stamps, postal history, postal stationery, artists, postmarks, open class (for example a story of an addressee e.g. Borrow, Rogers, Oates, Selous etc), ephemera, air mail, railways, revenue etc etc. We can also accommodate literature entries. In this case a written précis of the work is to be submitted and the full work should be available to the judges. 

 The idea is to spread the net as wide as possible, to HAVE FUN putting the exhibits together and to SHARE our material and thought process on the subject chosen. The Zoom meetings that are being held through Melbourne, Manchester and California and the Journals give a taste of the vast array of material and subjects that may be exhibited.

Further information and the guidelines are set out below:

This competition/exhibition is open to all members of RSC.
1. The concept of this Virtual/Competition Exhibition may be explained as follows:
  • Exhibitors, after assembling the exhibit, will scan the sixteen pages (maximum) and send to the email address mentioned below.
  • The exhibits will be judged by appointed members of the RSC: namely Colin Hoffman and Brian Trotter, both of whom have considerable previous experience as judges.
  • The exhibits will be available for viewing on the RSC Website.
  • Certificates denoting the marks obtained and judge’s comments will be issued to each exhibitor.
  • There will be a prize for the best exhibit in each competition.
  • The “One Frame‟ exhibit should have an introduction page which lays out the intention and scope of the exhibit. This page may also contain exhibition material.
  • There is no charge for entry.
  • Note that it is intended to have all three competition entries listed and shown on the website: Virtual ( up to 16 pages), Livermore (16 pages) and Postcard (16 pages)
  • Members may submit more than one entry.
  • As exhibits ‘arrive’, they will be placed on the website.
  • Sheet numbers should be placed on the front bottom right corner of each page.
  • Each page of your exhibit must be scanned at 300dpi as a separate PDF or J-PEG file. (i.e. up to 16 files to be uploaded).
  • Please name these files with your “Surname; space; No’s 1-16 (the order in your exhibit). If you have more than one exhibit, add an A, B, C etc. after surname.
  • Exhibits must be forwarded by 31 October, 2020, to
The Judging will be kind and benign and the exercise will be good fun!
This is a chance to share.
The winners will be announced in the Christmas Journal and on the website.
Rules for the:
More information

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