How to enter the All About Stamps Competition


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02 July 2020
Discover more about the inaugural All About Stamps Competition, supported by the ABPS, which challenges you to submit a one-page philatelic exhibit on the subject of your choice.

The inaugural All About Stamps Competition is part of the Summer of Stamps Virtual Festival and is supported by the ABPS.

The Competition challenges collectors around the world to produce a one-page entry on a subject of their choice, 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, it's your chance to showcase your favourite 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.

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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 24 July. 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 Competition Entry'
  • Submit your entry by email by 24 July 2020
What happens after the closing date?

All entries will be shared on the website (subject to approval), as part of the Summer of Stamps Virtual Festival. Highlights will also be published in Stamp Collector magazine.

Festival visitors will then be invited to vote for their favourite entry (closing date for votes will be 7 August), with the top three going through to final judging, before the very first All About Stamps Competition winner is announced!

Every entry will receive brief feedback from ABPS judges.


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