Special Regulations for Evaluation of One- and Two-Frame Development Exhibits at New Zealand National Exhibitions

[Approved 24 March, 2007]

Note: One- and Two-Frame Development is not a recognized FIP class. An award won for a development exhibit judged under the following national regulations may not qualify for entry in an FIP exhibition.

The purpose and concept of exhibits in the Development Class are to

  1. encourage new and existing exhibitors
  2. increase the number of exhibitors
  3. provide exhibits of interest to the general public – these are often better understood than the top-ranking exhibits.
2.1 Entry is open to any New Zealand resident adult exhibitor who has not achieved 70 points or more for a one frame or multi-frame exhibit at a national exhibition.
2.2 This class provides for philatelic exhibits of 1 or 2 frames
2.3 The exhibit may cover a subject that can be fully covered in 1 or 2 frames
the exhibit can be a first attempt at what will turn into a 3 – 8 frame exhibit.
2.4 The exhibit can contain any material which can be included in the other national philatelic classes, including Open.
2.5 The concept or plan of the exhibit should be clearly explained on the introductory or title page.
2.6 Emphasis is placed on development, knowledge, and presentation – the exhibit should hold viewers’ attention from the first to the last page and be informative, as well as educational.
Judging Criteria
3.1 Development class exhibits are judged in the same way as One-Frame exhibits but there is no deduction because it is not a “one-frame subject”.
3.2 It is important to recognise the ‘encouragement factor’

  1. The exhibitor should not be left with the feeling: ‘was it worth exhibiting?’
  2. Critiques – these must be positive. Instead of “This is not a one frame subject” state something like “We are sure you are probably aiming for a larger exhibit and look forward to it – as you will realise this is not a one frame subject”.
3.3 Points:
Criteria Points
Treatment and importance       30
 Treatment 20
 Importance 10
Knowledge, Personal Study & Research       35
Condition & Rarity       30
 Condition 10
 Rarity 20
Presentation       5
TOTAL         100
  1. Treatment & Importance:Jurors will look at the general development of the subject/theme, the completeness of the material shown in relation to the scope of the exhibit, the correctness of treatment and the importance of items used in the exhibit. The title page should contain an introductory statement setting out the purpose or object of the exhibit. For Thematic exhibits a plan is expected on the first or second page. For Thematic or Open class exhibits variety of material is expected.
  2. Philatelic & Related Knowledge, Personal Study and Research:Philatelic and Related knowledge is demonstrated by the items chosen for the exhibit and their related text. Personal study is demonstrated by the proper analysis of the items. The material shown should be correctly identified and the information presented must be correct. For Thematic and Open class exhibits, appropriate subject knowledge is expected.
  3. Condition and Rarity:Rarity is directly related to the shown philatelic items and to the relative scarcity of this material. The material goes beyond the one which is easily available for the subject/theme. The highest possible level of quality that really exists for this material should be presented. Difficulty of acquisition should also be taken into consideration. Whenever possible, covers and other objects carrying postage stamps should show them in good, acceptable condition, with legible postal markings on the covers.
  4. Presentation:Presentation should complement the treatment of the exhibit by its general layout, clarity and easy understanding, and the attraction of the exhibit to jurors and visitors alike.
Standard medal awards will apply:
Large Gold   90 – 100
Gold   85 – 89
Large Vermeil   80 – 84
Vermeil   75 – 79
Large Silver   70 – 74
Silver   65 – 69
Silver Bronze   60 – 64
Bronze   50 – 59
Judges should hesitate before recommending no award at all. The object is to encourage exhibitors, not to tell them to give up exhibiting.

Every exhibitor will be given:

  • a medal;
  • a certificate showing the Award level and points achieved, and
  • a “fair copy” of the judging sheet.