27/04/2019 @ 7:21am
The BTA is pleased to announce that it will be the lead organisation for displays at Autumn Stampex 2020. We anticipate a wide range of theme-based exhibits, so please save 30 September - 03 October 2020 in your diaries!
The Association would like to encourage as many members 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 (16 sheet) and five frames or eight frames. Fees are £25 per frame. If you have not exhibited at Stampex before, the BTA will contribute £10 towards the fee of the first frame of your exhibit.
If you haven’t competed before, guidance and tips on exhibiting can be found on the BTA’s website. In terms of display exhibits, some of the advice at the above link can be useful as well, but for display pages we do not expect you to rewrite your pages (unless you want to).
If you plan to exhibit, or are thinking about it as a possibility, please contact the Acting BTA Competitions Organiser, Andrew Millington and let him know how many frames you plan to exhibit. You can produce more than one exhibit. Please, also let him know if you will be a first time exhibitor at Stampex, as this will help BTA’s planning. Actual exhibits will have to be submitted through the normal process for Stampex, i.e. through the ABPS portal. There are specific instructions for exhibiting at Stampex, including an on-line registration and entry process. If you are not aware of these, the best place to find them at the present time is the entry process for Autumn Stampex 2019 (as the Stampex 2020 web pages are not yet available) which can be found here.
The title and a brief description of each exhibit will be published in the exhibition catalogue. This will be taken from your entry form.
The first thing you need to do is create an account with the ABPS, a link from the web page immediately above enables you to create an on-line account. This can be done well in advance of Stampex 2020, in fact you could do that now. If you have problems in registering you can email Deborah Gooch. Once the Stampex 2020 web pages are available you can enter your display in the exhibition.
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 to manage this for you.
It’s never too soon to start planning. If you have any questions at all please contact Andrew Millington.