Key Dates

  • 20 May 2021 Entry forms must be received by the National Commissioners for new Literature applications
  • 31 May 2021 Final date for additional Literature applications to be sent to National Commissioners by exhibitors
  • 31 May 2021 Commissioner General will issue acceptances of additional exhibits to National Commissioners to re-fill frames following withdrawals
  • 6 Jun 2021 All additional Literature applications to be sent to Commissioner General
  • 30 Jun 2021 National Commissioners to confirm acceptance of additional exhibits
  • 30 Jun 2021 Exhibitors to send any revisions of Title Pages or Synopses to National Commissioners
  • 15 Jul 2021 National Commissioners to forward revised Title Pages or Synopses to Commissioner General
  • 31 Jul 2021 Last date for receipt of Literature exhibits
  • 10 Aug 2021 Invoices for outstanding frame fees will be sent to National Commissioners
  • 31 Aug 2021 Payments must be received by Commissioner General for all outstanding frame fees
  • 30 Sep 2021 Last date for guaranteed circulation of revised front pages to jury
  • 30 Sep 2021 National Commissioners to notify Commissioner General if they wish to use St Pancras
  • 19 Feb 2022 Exhibition opens
  • 26 Feb 2022 Exhibition closes.

 

Entry Forms

Entries are not being accepted at this time.

Those that applied for 2020 are being given preference.

Literature Regulations and guidelines

  • See Literature page for updated information
  • Only one copy of each literature exhibit shall be provided by the exhibitor.
  • Handbooks and special studies must have been published not earlier than 5 years prior to the exhibition year.
  • For all other entries the publication date should be not earlier than 2 years prior to the exhibition year.
  • For multi-volume works, the date of publication of each volume shall govern. Revised editions will be considered as new publications.
  • For periodicals, the most recent complete volume or year shall be exhibited.
  • A selection of at least ten different newspaper articles is required for exhibition.

All National Commissioners received notification of the entries which the Organising Committee wish to accept several weeks ago. Most, but not all, have replied confirming whether the individuals wish to take part. Inevitably several exhibitors have decided that they wish to withdraw, so there will be some further offers made once all responses have been received. As the exhibition was so heavily oversubscribed, I’m afraid there were many applicants who have been disappointed. In the end, approximately two-thirds of applications were accepted. We tried very hard to ensure that  the same percentage of frames was accepted from each country and across each class.
Please direct any enquires to your National Commissioner rather than directly to the central team.

Fees

8.1       The entry fee for five and eight-frame competitive classes will be GBP70 per frame.
8.2       The entry fee for the one-frame competitive class will be GBP90 per frame.
8.3       The entry fee for Youth Exhibits will be GBP25 per entry.
8.4      Entry fees are not refundable.
8.5     Invoices for Frame fees will be sent by the Commissioner General to National Commissioners with the list of accepted entries. Payment must be made within 30 days of the invoice being sent.

Click here to download the IREX

As previously announced, the exhibition will be held in two halves. It has now been finalised:

  • The first half (Saturday 19 February to Tuesday 22 February ) will include Postal History, Revenue, Open, Picture Postcards, Postal Stationery, Modern and part of Youth.
  • The second half (Wednesday 23 February  to Saturday 26 February) will have Championship, Traditional, Aerophilately, Thematic and the rest of Youth.
  • One Frame exhibits will be shown alongside their parent class.

The exhibition has been granted FIP patronage .

Class Schedule

As previously announced, the exhibition will be held in two halves. It has now been finalised:

  • The first half (Saturday 19 February to Tuesday 22 February) will include Postal History, Revenue, Open, Picture Postcards, Postal Stationery, Modern and part of Youth.
  • The second half (Wednesday 23 February to Saturday 26 February) will have Championship, Traditional, Aerophilately, Thematic and the rest of Youth.
  • One Frame exhibits will be shown alongside their parent class.

There will be competitive classes in:

  • Class 1 Championship

For exhibits that have been awarded at least one large gold medal at exhibitions with FIP patronage or an FIP Grand Prix (Grand Prix National, Grand Prix d'Honneur or Grand Prix d'Exposition). The ten-year time frame restriction stated in GREX 9.1 or GREX 9.5 does not apply in this class.

  • Class 2 Postal History

2A Postal History
2B Marcophily
2C Historical, Social and Special Studies (Postal History 2C)

  • Class 3 Traditional Philately
  • Class 4 Aerophilately
  • Class 5 Revenue
  • Class 6 Postal Stationery
  • Class 7 Thematic Philately
    7A Nature
    7B Culture
    7C Science
  • Class 8 Philatelic Literature

An information form will need to be provided for each literature exhibit.
8A Printed Literature: philatelic handbooks, catalogues and periodicals.
8B Digital Literature: digital books, websites and software. The precise judging schema for digital literature will be confirmed by 31 December 2019.
Click here for Literature scoring information

  • Class 9 Open Philately
  • Class 10 One Frame

10A Traditional
10B Postal History
10C Postal Stationery
10D Other

  • Class 11 Modern

Exhibits in this class should predominantly contain material that has been issued in the 20 years prior to the exhibition, i.e. 2000. Acceptance will be based on the recommendation of National Commissioners and the discretion of the London 2020 Organising Committee. The 20 year will not be rigidly enforced. If the majority of the material falls inside the 20 year period, it can be shown as a Modern Philately exhibit. As an example of the flexibility that can be accommodated, a long-running definitive series with a time span that covers both before and after 2000 may be included if the majority of the material included is post-2000.
11A Traditional
11B Postal History
11C Postal Stationery
11D Other

  • Class 12 Picture Postcards
  • Class 13 Youth Philately

All ages as on 1 January 2020:
13A Collectors aged up to 15 years
13B Collectors aged 16 - 18 years
13C Collectors aged 19 - 21 years.
See Special Regulations for the Evaluation of Youth Exhibits at FIP Exhibitions on this link for further information.