ONE PAGE VIRTUAL PHILATELIC EXHIBITION (BANGLA BLUES 2021)

16TH DECEMBER 2021 TO 31ST DECEMBER 2021

 

 

INDIVIDUAL REGULATIONS (IREX) FOR BANGLA BLUES 2021

ENTRY CLOSURE: 30TH NOVEMBER 2021
SCANNING SUBMISSION: 10TH DECEMBER 2021
DISPLAY OF ENTRIES ON WEBSITE: 16TH DECEMBER 2021 TO 31ST DECEMBER 2021

ARTICLE 1: PURPOSE OF EXHIBITION

BANGLA BLUES 2021: A NEW HORIZON OF PHILATELY

Philately is all about passion. Some major aspects of philately are gathering knowledge through pleasure and boost creativity among collectors.

At some of the most prestigious institutions in the world the “Blues” are awarded to those who represent the highest level of excellence in their field. This year, we, Philatelic Society of Bangladesh, are awarding these to the philatelic collectors who can take us on a journey by showcasing the story of an issue.

“Bangla Blues” is a unique opportunity for collectors to stretch their creative mind with pleasure. You need not to posse huge philatelic materials, you need not to posse archival items or gem collectables. Pick any single stamp or philatelic stationary, set of stamps or philatelic items to elaborate your thinking about it in an A4 (23cm X 29cm maximum) sized paper. Yes, one-page entry on a subject of their choice.

Philatelists around the world regularly enter competitions, often of five or even eight frames – that’s pages upon pages of philatelic material and knowledge. To keep things a little simpler and to encourage everyone to enter, whatever your experience of exhibiting or collecting, we are inviting just one page from you.

ARTICLE 2: WHAT SHOULD I EXHIBIT?

This is really up to you, it’s your chance to showcase your favorite philatelic material, to tell a brief story using some of your stamps, explain a particular aspect of stamps, stamp collecting, production or design. The Story told in a One Page Exhibit must be entirely contained on one page and should be one that cannot easily be expanded to a larger exhibit, i.e. one frame or more.

Choose such an idea that is not suitable or cannot be stretched to one frame or multiple frames. For example, you cannot pick “Scouting movement in Bangladesh” as your subject and put a few randomly selected scout stamps in a sheet. Rather, you can pick “Scout Oath” as your subject and then show your items in a sheet.

Some other examples of one page exhibit can be “First Stamp of Independent Bangladesh”. It is the 20P postage stamp issued on 21st February 1972. You can show mint and commercial uses of the issue.

You can also show a specific bird (say, parrot, magpie robin etc.) related stamps and explain it’s life in a nutshell.

The competition is open to every stamp collector. The exhibit may include stamps, covers and other recognized philatelic material from the established Exhibiting Classes with written text as necessary to relate a “Philatelic Story”. The story should be evident from the accompanying text or the general arrangement of the Philatelic Story

The single most important aspect of a One Page Exhibit is the Story it relates. The story can be related with stamps alone or with stamps, covers, appropriate collateral material and text or captions. Where collateral material is used, it must not overshadow the philatelic material. The story can be in several forms. A story relating to:

– A particular Philatelic Item or Items

– The issue or use of a particular stamp

– To Postal History or Postal Markings

– Philatelic Research of some kind.

– An unusual or specific event

– A story which is Topical or Thematic.

ARTICLE 3: ORGANIZATION, DATE

Philatelic Society of Bangladesh (PSB), the only philatelic organization of Bangladesh that is registered with Registrar of Joint Stock and Companies (Reg. No.: S-13693/2021), has been organizing the One Page Virtual Philatelic Exhibition BANGLA BLUES 2021.

Philatelic Society of Bangladesh acts independently to promote philately. PSB is not member of any philatelic group or federation in the world. Although, Philatelic Society of Bangladesh does not eliminate the scope of collaborative philatelic programmes to promote philately.

One Page Virtual Philatelic Exhibition (Bangla Blues 2021) shall be held from 16th December till 31st December 2021.

ARTICLE 4: CONDITION OF PARTCIPATION (APPLICATION & SUBMISSION)

  1. Express your interest to participate through Google Form at:  https://mypsb.org/online-application-form-for-bangla-blues-2021
  2. Use separate form for each exhibit.
  3. Prepare your exhibit in one-page. Maximum size of the sheet shall be 23cm X 29cm.
  4. All exhibits must be prepared on white or light-colored pages
  5. Exhibitors may submit more than one exhibit, but multiple submissions should be independent of each other in content.
  6. Scan or photograph at a resolution of at least 300 dpi or higher
  7. Submit your entry by online within 30 November 2021
  8. Email your entry to banglablues2021@gmail.com with the subject line: ‘Bangla Blues Competition Entry

ARTICLE 5: PARTICIPATION CLASS

All participants shall be divided into two classes. Each class shall further be divided into several classes as below:

  1. Competitive Class
    1. Junior Group (Age up to 18 years as of 16-Dec-2021)
    2. Senior Group
  2. Non-competitive Class
    1. Jury Group
    2. Organizer Group
    3. Invitation Group

ARTICLE 6: PARTICIPATION FEE

THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EXHIBITION

ARTICLE 7: JUDGEMENT OF EXHIBITS

All exhibits shall be displayed in website of Philatelic Society of Bangladesh (www.mypsb.org). PSB nominated Jury panel shall observe uniqueness of your creative thinking, the way you present your thinking, completeness and quality of storytelling, how a new aspect of philately is revealed, and of course the philatelic material itself.

Judgement shall be based on following Criteria:

  1. Uniqueness of subject selection
  2. Attractiveness of Title
  3. Creativeness of Treatment
  4. Completeness of Treatment
  5. Philatelic Importance
  6. Subject knowledge
  7. Philatelic knowledge
  8. Is there any new findings?
  9. How difficult to get the items?
  10. Overall presentation

ARTICLE 8: AWARDS

  • All entries shall receive participation certificate.
  • Top three entries of each group in competitive class shall be awarded
  • More prizes shall be awarded in popular category
  • Critics’ Award shall be declared

ARTICLE 9: EXHIBIT LANGUAGES:

Bangla Blues 2021 may accept exhibits of other languages (other than Bengali and English). Exhibits prepared in other languages would be non-judgmental.

ARTICLE 10: COPYRIGHT

The exhibit images shall remain on public display in PSB exhibition website. With the submission of the entry form, exhibitors accept the fact that any organization or individual may reserve the rights to copy or downloaded images from the exhibition website. Although, intellectual ownership shall remain with the owner of the exhibit.

ARTICLE 11: CONTACT ADDRESS

A.Z.M Akhlaqur Rahman

Exhibition Coordinator

Email: banglablues2021@gmail.com

PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF BANGLADESH (PSB)
HOUSE#6, ROAD#2A, CHAIRMANBARI, BANANI,

DHAKA-1213, BANGLADESH
MOBILE: +880 1711505526

PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF BANGLADESH IS THE ONLY PHILATELIC ORGANIZATION OF BANGLADESH THAT IS REGISTERED WITH REGISTRAR OF JOINT STOCK AND COMPANIES (REG NO S-13693/2021)