BTA at Stampex Autumn 2020
18th August 2019 - 31st August 2020
The BTA will be the lead organisation for displays at Autumn Stampex 2020. This will be a rare chance for visitors to see a very wide range of pictorial displays, so please save 30 September - 03 October 2020 in your diaries! [please note change of date].
But to make this a resounding success we need the help of members. The Association would like to encourage as many of you as possible to exhibit at Autumn Stampex 2020. Exhibits can be either competitive or for display (the latter will not be judged): both are equally welcome. Exhibits can be anything between one and five frames (sixteen sheets per frame), or eight frames for those who have qualified for this.
If BTA members would like to compete:
There are no qualification requirements.
If you are new to competitions (at least at this level) you may find it helpful to read the guidance and tips on exhibiting the BTA’s website.
Unlike international competitions it does not have to be five frames: you choose how many frames you want to submit.
If BTA members would like to display only (non-competitive):
Don’t feel obliged to rewrite your pages.
You will not be required to submit original material unless you want to. Good quality scans are perfectly acceptable. Send them to BTA Chairman Barry Stagg either as printed pages (1 Naunton Way, Cheltenham, Glos., GL53 7BQ) or email him the file and he will print the pages out, mount them at the exhibition and take them down afterwards. Please email him if you have any queries about this.
Competitive or non-competitive:
If you plan to exhibit, or are thinking about it as a possibility, please email the BTA Competitions Organiser, Andrew Millington, and let him know how many frames you plan to exhibit.
Let Andrew know if you will be a first time exhibitor at Stampex, as this will help BTA’s planning.
You can produce more than one exhibit.
Applications will have to be submitted through the normal process for Stampex, i.e. through the ABPS portal which involves an on-line registration and entry process. The instructions for Autumn Stampex 2019 will shortly be replaced by those for Autumn 2020. You will need to create an online account with the ABPS and then register your entry, using the above link.
The title and a brief description of each exhibit will be published in the Stampex programme. This will be taken from your entry form.
The normal arrangements for Stampex are that you need to mount and dismount your own exhibit(s), so you will either need to be in London on 15th and 19th September, OR pass your entry to a nominated member of the BTA Committee who will be happy to manage this for you.
Fees are £25 per frame. The BTA is committed to producing a very wide range of material that will showcase pictorial collecting, not to mention advertise the Association, and to encourage those new to exhibiting (whether to compete or to display only) the BTA will contribute £10 towards the fee of the first (or only) frame of your exhibit.
The event is a year away, but it’s never too soon to start planning. If you have any questions at all please contact Andrew Millington.