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The Southport Stamp & Postcard Club

Trophy Competition Rules and Regulations

What is required for entry for each Trophy Competition

 

Through the generosity of several of our late members, the Club is delighted to offer three Trophies or Cups. Members are encouraged to enter the trophy competition which is held each year, usually at the April Meeting. Only one Trophy is competed for each year, so each Trophy is held for a three year period.

Each Trophy is awarded for presentations of stamps or philatelic material in clearly defined categories. Entries must comply with the rules for each Trophy. The winner each year is chosen by the members present using a formal but anonymous marking process, with the highest scoring valid entry declared the winner.

The Norman Barlow Cup

Great Britain, excluding the Channel Islands & the Isle of Man

 

The Norman Barlow Great Britain Cup will be awarded to the winner of a display of postage stamps or philatelic material of Great Britain, which shall not include the independent issues of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or Local Issues.

 

Entries shall consist of either 9 or 12 sheets.

 

Marks will be awarded according to the following points of adjudication, up to the following:

 

Arrangement and Mounting                       25 Marks

Relative Condition of Stamps or Material    25 Marks

Philatelic Knowledge Shown                      25 Marks

Writing Up                                               25 Marks

The Leonard Rimmer Trophy

Open Competition excluding Thematic Presentations

 

The Leonard Rimmer Trophy will be awarded to the winner of the Club Open Competition, which shall not include Thematic Displays.

 

Entries shall consist of 9 sheets.

 

Marks will be awarded according to the following points of adjudication, up to the following:

 

Arrangement and Mounting                        25 Marks

Condition of Exhibit                                    25 Marks

Philatelic Knowledge Shown                       25 Marks

Writing Up                                                25 Marks

The John Winter Cup

Awarded for Thematic Presentations

 

The John Winter Thematic Trophy will be awarded to the winner of a Thematic Display, being a collection that develops a theme according to a logical plan, using the information supplied by all types of appropriate philatelic material.

 

Entries shall consist of 12 sheets.

 

Marks will be awarded according to the following points of adjudication, up to the following:

 

Writing Up                                                 30 Marks

Knowledge of and Development of Theme     40 Marks

Condition of Material                                   30 Marks

General Rules

 

  1. Competitions will be held annually with each Trophy or Cup being contested for every three years. The Competitions are limited to Club Members, and the Trophies will be awarded as shown below.
  2. The Leonard Rimmer Trophy will be awarded to the winner of the Club Open competion, which shall not include a Thematic Display; The John Winter Thematic Trophy wil be awarded to the winner of a Thematic Display, being a collection which develops a theme according to a logical plan, using the information supplied by all types of appropriate philatelic material; The Norman Barlow Great Britain Cup will be awarded to the winner of a display of postage stamps or philatelic material of Great Britain, which shall not include independent issues of the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, nor Local Issues.
  3. All entries must be the property of the entrant, and the presentation of an entry must be entirely the work of the entrant.
  4. A winning entry in a competition shall NOT in its entirety be the subject of an entry in any subsequent competition.
  5. The Club Committee reserves the right to withhold or reject any entry without necessarily assigning a reason for such rejection.
  6. No entrance fee is payable for any competition.
  7. The Trophies will remain the property of the Club and shall be held by the winner of the relevant competition for a period of three years but shall be produced to the Club on request, and shall NOT be loaned for exhibition or any other purpose without the prior consent of the Club.
  8. The Club shall provide for the name of the winner of every competiton to be engraved upon the relevant Trophy.
  9. Adjudication of the competitions shall be carried out by not fewer than two invited judges who shall not be members of the Club.
  10. Points of Adjudication for each trophy are listed, right.
  11. In the event of there being only one entry in a competition, it shall be adjudged to be the winning entry unless the judges find that the marks obtained by that entry are less than 75.
  12. The submission of an entry for a competition implies acceptance in full of the foregoing rules. Any question arising which is not provided for by these rules shall be decided by the Committee.
  13. The winning entry in each competition shall be eligible as the Club’s entry in the NWFederation Rose Bowl.