Competitions

 Competitions

DUE TO THE COVID 19 SITUATION, PHYSICAL COMPETITIONS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. See details below.

Brilliant-Britain“My Favourite Things”

Stamp Active Network are pleased to announce this year’s competition based on the philately of favourite things which could include places, people, hobbies, objects and much more….the possibilities are endless.

Young people up to the age of 18 (on 1st September 2020) are eligible to enter. UK Only.

Closing date for entries for the next competition is 28th February 2021.

Entries will be displayed on line as part of VIRTUAL SPRING STAMPEX 2021.

Please note the actual pages are not required at this time unless you are unable to scan your entry.. 

The 2021 One Page competition is based on the philately of favourite things which could include Places, People, Hobbies, Objects and much more. It could be favourite Flowers, Authors, Toys, Animals, Sports or Transport or it could be anything that the entrant likes to do or see or places they like to go to.  The possibilities are endless. Entrants may choose to focus on one area – like Football or Cars – or they may wish to cover a range such as Sports or Transport. Or could you be creative with “Make a Wish for 2021” with details of what you are looking forward to!

Young people up to the age of 18 (on 1st September 2020) are invited to create a one page mini-exhibit.

Stamps, covers and other philatelic items can be used. The page must have a title, and either captions or a short write up that tells the story.  The entries can be either hand-written or prepared using a computer.

A scan of the page should be sent to stampactive@btinternet.com by 28th February 2021. When sending your scan, please include your age as at 1st September 2020 and your full postal address (so that we know where to send any prize).

There will be four age groups – Up to 7; 8-10; 11-14;15-18:  – with prizes being awarded (for First, Second, Third) in each age group, sponsored by Isle of Man Stamps & Coins. Winners will receive select philatelic gifts selected by Isle of Man Stamps & Coins website to the value of £25 (1st), £20 (2nd) and £15 (3rd).

The best overall entry will receive an Amazon voucher for £100.

The entries will be judged on knowledge of the subject, originality and presentation.

Only one entry per person is allowed.  UK entrants only.

Winners will be announced in the philatelic press and on the Stamp Active Website www.stampactive.co.uk

The Entries will be also be on display as part of Virtual Spring Stampex 2021 from 25th to 29th March 2021.

If you are unable to scan your entry, it can be posted to:  Stamp Active Network, 3 Longfellow Road, Banbury, OX16 9LB. Entries will only be returned if you send a stamp-addressed envelope, correctly stamped. The entrant’s full name and address (home or school) should be on the back of the page, also their age on 1st September 2020). Entries should be on good quality paper (A4) or a similar size album page. 

The guidelines below relate to the normal exhibition format but provide some guidance on the type of page that can be prepared.

Click here to download the Rules for “My Favourite Things”

Stamp Active Competition 2014The Stamp Active Competition

Entries can now be prepared ready for the 2021 Stamp Active Competition. Entries will be displayed at the Autumn Stampex Exhibition at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London, N1 0QH.

THE STAMP ACTIVE COMPETITION, sponsored by the Great Britain Philatelic Society and Stanley Gibbons Ltd, was introduced in 1998 in the national competitions to encourage new entrants. The equivalent of an “Open” class, it allows a minimum of four pages (rather than sixteen for the British Youth Stamp Championships) but can then be increased to up to 24 pages. It is judged on presentation and originality (not FIP rules). Medals are awarded in the same way as other competitions for every entry. There is a prize of £30 voucher for the winner in each class to be used for philatelic items. Second place wins £20 and third place £10. Additional Special prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the judges. This is a great way for young collectors to start their journey in stamp competitions. The best overall entry receives an additional £50.

Closing date for entries for the next competition have yet to be agreed due to current circumstances.

Latest Date for submission of entry forms is:

Closing Date for sending in your completed display is: 

Entries will be displayed at: 

Click here for a copy of the Stamp Active Competition Rules.

Click here for a copy of the Entry Form.

Click here for a copy of the Group Entry Form.

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British Youth Championships

Entries are now invited for the 2021 British Youth Stamp Championships.

Entries are displayed at the Autumn Stampex Exhibition at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London, N1 0QH.

The British Youth Stamp Championships are organised by Stamp Active Network, sponsored by Stanley Gibbons, and the entries are displayed at Autumn Stampex as part of the National Competitions. The Championships are open to all young collectors up to the age of 21 normally resident in the United Kingdom. It is this competition that qualifies youngsters for international competitions. The best overall entry receives a prize of a £100 voucher to be used for philatelic items and each age group winner receives £25. Special prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the judges.

Closing date for entries for the next competition have yet to be agreed due to current circumstances.

Latest Date for submission of entry forms is: 

Closing Date for sending in your completed display is:

Entries will be displayed at:

Championships Entry Form (PDF file)

Championships Rules (PDF file)

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Have A Go, Show!

Click here to download the PDF file.