Nat. One Frame Class

National One Frame Class

[Revised: September 2009]

Special Regulations for the Evaluation of One Frame Class

Introduction

The purpose and concept of One Frame Class are to encourage new exhibitors and provide established exhibitors with the opportunity to prepare exhibits on subjects or themes that cannot be treated well in more than one frame.  One Frame Exhibits may be entered in any FIP or APF approved competitive class.

Article 1:  Competitive Exhibitions

In accordance with FIP GREV Article 1.4, these Special Regulations have been developed to complete the GREV principles, Article 3, with particular regard to One Frame Exhibits.

Article 2:  Exhibits in contest

Exhibits in One Frame Class contain pertinent philatelic/postal material to any one FIP or APF approved class. These exhibits are narrow in scope but the depth of treatment and importance is as complete as possible.  Exhibits in this class should not be simply One Frame extracted from a multiple frame exhibit and should be based on a subject that is best treated as One Frame.

Article 3:  Principles of Exhibit Composition

The principles defined in the FIP Special Regulations on the competitive classes, Traditional Philately, Postal History, Postal Stationery, Thematic Philately, Aerophilately, Astrophilately, Maximaphily and Revenues are also valid for One Frame exhibits.  As well as these classes The Australian Philatelic Federation accepts exhibits in the One Frame Class in First Day Covers, Open, Polar and Cinderellas.  The emphasis is placed upon knowledge, presentation and development.  The exhibit should hold visitors’ attention from the first to the last page and be informative, as well as educational.  One Frame exhibits are a chance for both beginners and committed exhibitors.

The concept or plan of the exhibit should be clearly explained on opening page (GREV, Article 3.3).

Article 4:  Criteria for Evaluation

In respect to Article 4 of the GREV, the following criteria are used:

– Treatment and Philatelic Importance
– Philatelic/Thematic Knowledge, Personal Study and Research
– Condition and Rarity of material exhibited
– Presentation

In accordance with GREV Article 4.3 for One Frame Exhibits a sharply defined, easy to follow subject / theme is essential, where each philatelic piece is necessary for the development of the theme, with a Title reflecting in the best possib1e way the content of the exhibit.  A One Frame exhibit is arranged according to the rules of the class that it is entered and it must be entered in one of the classes, either FIP or other classes approved by the APF.

Article 5:  Judging of Exhibits

One Frame Exhibits will be evaluated by accredited jurors in their respective fields and in accordance with Section V, GREX Articles 31-47 and GREV Article 5.

One Frame Exhibits will be evaluated by allocating points for each of the following criteria:

5.1  All Classes

1.

Treatment and Importance
30 points
Philatelic/Thematic Knowledge, Personal Study and Research

35 points
Condition and Rarity
30 points
Presentation
5 points
Total
100 points

2.

5.2  Presentation of Awards.

Awards for One Frame Exhibits are set as follows:

100 to 85 points:  Gold
75 to 84 points:  Vermeil
65 to 74 points:  Silver
55 to 64 points:  Silver-Bronze
45 to 54 points:  Bronze

Less than 45 points: Certificate of Participation

The best One Frame exhibit in each Class can also be awarded a Special Prize.
Guidelines for Judging a One Frame Exhibit

1.    The purpose of One Frame Exhibits

a)   To find new exhibitors.
b)   To provide established exhibitors with the opportunity to prepare exhibits on a limited subject or on a very narrow theme.

2.    The One Frame Exhibits principles

One Frame exhibits should be based on a subject or theme that is best treated as One Frame: on one or two postage stamps or a small series of stamps, on a very small subject of Postal History, Postal Stationery, Aerophilately, Astrophilately, Revenues etc. As for Thematics only a very narrow theme can be accepted.

An extract from a current existing standard multiple frame exhibit is absolutely not allowed.

3.    One Frame Exhibits may come from any of the FIP competitive classes except Philatelic Literature Class.

It may also come from any of the classes that the Australian Philatelic Federation has approved at National Exhibitions in Australia .

4.    A One Frame exhibit is arranged according to the rules of the class that it is entered

And it must be entered in one of the classes, either FIP or other classes approved by the APF.

Eg. If it is in traditional then the GREV’s and SREV’s for the arrangement of that class should be adhered to when arranging and writing up the exhibit.

5.    One Frame Exhibits can be presented by both beginners and experienced exhibitors.

For beginners, it is very important that their one frame exhibit is treated fairly and correctly especially at state and national philatelic exhibitions. It is the responsibility of the Jurors or Jury Teams to differentiate and fairly recognize the level and quality of the One Frame exhibit and then to evaluate it correctly.

6.    Following criteria and points for One Frame Exhibits evaluation are used at FIP and Australian National Exhibitions.

This is the same for all classes including Thematics and Non FIP Classes.

Treatment and Importance  30 points
Philatelic/Thematic Knowledge Personal Study and Research   35 points
Condition and Rarity   30 points
Presentation   5 points
Total   100 points

7.    Awards for One Frame Exhibits are set as follows:

85 points:  Gold
75 to 84 points:  Vermeil
65 to 74 points:  Silver
55 to 64 points:  Silver-Bronze
45 to 54 points:  Bronze

Less than 45 points: Certificate of Participation

The best One Frame exhibit in each Class can also be awarded a Special Prize.

For One Frame exhibits that achieve Gold, Vermeil, Silver, Silver-Bronze or Bronze, each will receive an APF medal or equivalent with an insert representing the award.

In the case where Postcards are awarded a medal, the medal will be additionally inscribed “Postcard”

8.    Qualification of One Frame Exhibits for FIP Exhibitions

One Frame Exhibits should be qualified at National Philatelic Exhibitions. It is a must for a One Frame exhibit to be awarded at least a Vermeil in any of the FIP classes.

9.    In Australia the National One Frame Exhibition is held separate from multi-frame to allow the possibility of the exhibition being held in regional areas away from the Capital Cities.

10.    Examples of good One Frame Exhibits

Using America’s First Issue to Prepay Postage
WWII New Zealand POW Air Letter Forms 1941-1945
Pecuniary Circulation of Paid-In-Advance Due Amounts and Postage of Poland
The Genesis, Development and Postal Usage of the Rishon Le Zion Armoured Camp Stamp
The 1935 Soviet Union Spartaklade, or The Olimpiad which never took place.
Thematic Philately One Frame Exhibits:

GO – The cultural and social game
I am a Giraffe – The Ups and Downs of Being a Large Animal

 

 

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