14 November 2020
Do you collect GB stamps? Do you have a story you'd like to tell using British stamps? Why not enter the latest All About Stamps Competition, supported by the ABPS, which challenges you to submit a one-page philatelic exhibit.
We're excited to be launching the second All About Stamps Competition this time with a focus on GB stamps. The new one-page competition follows the inaugural All About Stamps Competition which was held as part of the Summer of Stamps Virtual Festival earlier this year (see the entries here).
The Competition challenges collectors around the world to produce a one-page entry using British stamps, with the overall winner receiving the All About Stamps Medal.
Philatelists around the world regularly enter competitions, often of eight or even sixteen frames – that's pages upon pages of philatelic material and knowledge. To keep things a little simpler and to encourage everyone to enter, whatever your experience of exhibiting or collecting, the All About Stamps Competition is just one page.
What should I exhibit?
This is really up to you, though this time we're asking that entrants use British stamps or postal history items, to tell a brief story using some of your stamps, explain a particular aspect of stamps, stamp collecting, production or design.
The competition is open to both stamp collectors and postal historians. Non-philatelic material (such as ephemera, documentation, tickets) is also permitted, provided there is a philatelic element to the entry.
How to enter
Put simply, you need to create a philatelic presentation on a single page (A4 or slightly larger to accommodate postal history items) and email it over to us by 8 January 2021. Here are a few further requirements:
- All entries should be scanned or photographed at a resolution of at least 300 dpi (not sure? don't worry, just drop us an email and we'll be happy to help)
- Email your entry to [email protected] with the subject line: 'All About Stamps GB Competition Entry'
- Submit your entry by email by 29 January 2021
What happens after the closing date?
All entries will be shared on the allaboutstamps.co.uk website (subject to approval), and highlights will also be published in Stamp Collector magazine.
Website visitors will then be invited to vote for their favourite entry (closing date for votes will be 22 January), with the top three going through to final judging, before the very first All About Stamps Competition winner is announced!