Entry Forms

If you wish to enter an Exhibit at the show please download the following documents:

Entries for other classes are closed.

All National Commissioners received notification of the entries which the Organising Committee wish to accept several weeks ago. Most, but not all, have replied confirming whether the individuals wish to take part. Inevitably several exhibitors have decided that they wish to withdraw, so there will be some further offers made once all responses have been received. As the exhibition was so heavily oversubscribed, I’m afraid there were many applicants who have been disappointed. In the end, approximately two-thirds of applications were accepted. We tried very hard to ensure that  the same percentage of frames was accepted from each country and across each class.
Please direct any enquires to your National Commissioner rather than directly to the central team.


Note: 28 Dec 2018 IREX re-published with minor wording changes to paragraphs 2.1 and 10.1, Class 1

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Key Dates

  • 30 June 2019 - Completed entry forms received
  • 1 September 2019 - National Commissioners to be advised of acceptance or non-acceptance of entries
  • 31 December 2019 - Literature entry forms deadline for submission


Class Schedule

As previously announced, the exhibition will be held in two halves. It has now been finalised:

  • The first half (Saturday 2 May to Tuesday 5 May) will include Postal History, Revenue, Open, Picture Postcards, Postal Stationery, Modern and part of Youth.
  • The second half (Wednesday 6 May to Saturday 9 May) will have Championship, Traditional, Aerophilately, Thematic and the rest of Youth.
  • One Frame exhibits will be shown alongside their parent class.


8.1       The entry fee for five and eight-frame competitive classes will be GBP70 per frame.
8.2       The entry fee for the one-frame competitive class will be GBP90 per frame.
8.3       The entry fee in the Literature Class will be GBP25 per entry.
8.4       The entry fee for Youth Exhibits will be GBP25 per entry.
8.5       Entry fees are not refundable.
8.6       Invoices for Frame fees will be sent by the Commissioner General to National Commissioners with the list of accepted entries. Payment must be made within 30 days of the invoice being sent.


The exhibition has been granted FIP patronage .

There will be competitive classes in:

  • Class 1 Championship

For exhibits that have been awarded at least one large gold medal at exhibitions with FIP patronage or an FIP Grand Prix (Grand Prix National, Grand Prix d'Honneur or Grand Prix d'Exposition). The ten-year time frame restriction stated in GREX 9.1 or GREX 9.5 does not apply in this class.

  • Class 2 Postal History

2A Postal History
2B Marcophily
2C Historical, Social and Special Studies (Postal History 2C)

  • Class 3 Traditional Philately
  • Class 4 Aerophilately
  • Class 5 Revenue
  • Class 6 Postal Stationery
  • Class 7 Thematic Philately
    7A Nature
    7B Culture
    7C Science
  • Class 8 Philatelic Literature

An information form will need to be provided for each literature exhibit.
8A Printed Literature: philatelic handbooks, catalogues and periodicals.
8B Digital Literature: digital books, websites and software. The precise judging schema for digital literature will be confirmed by 31 December 2019.
Click here for Literature scoring information

  • Class 9 Open Philately
  • Class 10 One Frame

10A Traditional
10B Postal History
10C Postal Stationery
10D Other

  • Class 11 Modern

Exhibits in this class should predominantly contain material that has been issued in the 20 years prior to the exhibition, i.e. 2000. Acceptance will be based on the recommendation of National Commissioners and the discretion of the London 2020 Organising Committee. The 20 year will not be rigidly enforced. If the majority of the material falls inside the 20 year period, it can be shown as a Modern Philately exhibit. As an example of the flexibility that can be accommodated, a long-running definitive series with a time span that covers both before and after 2000 may be included if the majority of the material included is post-2000.
11A Traditional
11B Postal History
11C Postal Stationery
11D Other

  • Class 12 Picture Postcards
  • Class 13 Youth Philately

All ages as on 1 January 2020:
13A Collectors aged up to 15 years
13B Collectors aged 16 - 18 years
13C Collectors aged 19 - 21 years.
See Special Regulations for the Evaluation of Youth Exhibits at FIP Exhibitions on this link for further information.