I am pleased to have been offered the position as your Competitions Secretary and look forward to contributing to an important aspect of the Society’s activities. Given that we will probably be affected by Covid restrictions for some time, it has been decided that the submission of entries for the annual Competitions Day, to be held on the 5 February 2022, will be similar to the Competition Day of 2021, whereby entries will be submitted to me so that I can forward them directly to our Competition Day judge, Graham Winters. The meeting at the Royal Philatelic Society London on the 5 February will now be a normal Members Meeting, with the usual 50-lot room auction and members’ displays. PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR COMPETITION ENTRIES TO LONDON AS THEY WILL NOT BE JUDGED.
To this end, please let me have your 16-sheet entries as soon as possible, either as good quality prints or photocopies, scanned as a continuous PDF or as individual JPEGs. I will be pleased to offer any advice with this. If you use a professional copy shop, they may be able to create electronic copies of your display and email them straight to me. If you need help with any aspect of this, please contact me by e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone on 01452 855941, or by mobile on 07703 766477.
Entries should be sent directly to me as Competition Secretary to email@example.com or by post to: Nick Martin, 20 Vervain Close, Churchdown, Gloucester GL3 1LT. and I will forward them to our judge for judging at home.
It will help preparation if all entrants could complete the entry form and send it to me, along with your entry/entries, as soon as possible, and to arrive no later than 28 January 2022 so that I can collate them into the various classes and then forward them on to Graham. The form can be downloaded or printed off from the CISS website or from this link – www.ciss.uk/document/competition-entry-form/
For your information the competition rules are to be found by clicking on this link – www.ciss.uk/document/ciss-competition-rules/.
I look forward to meeting you all in due course.
20 Vervain Close