Regulations (IREX)

INDIVIDUAL REGULATIONS FOR NZ2020 (IREX)

37th Asian International Stamp Exhibition

ARTICLE 1: OBJECTIVES OF THE EXHIBITION

1.1     NZ2020 37th Asian International Stamp Exhibition (hereafter referred to as NZ2020) is organized with the following objectives:

  • to expand and develop friendly relations and close cooperation among FIAP members; and
  • to promote every aspect of philately in the FIAP region.

ARTICLE 2: ORGANISATION, VENUE AND DATE

2.1     NZ2020 is organized by NZ2020 Stamp Exhibition Incorporated under the auspices of the New Zealand Philatelic Federation Incorporated.

2.2     NZ2020 will be held at the Ellerslie Event Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.

2.3     NZ2020 will open 19 March 2020 and close on 22 March 2020, a total of 4 days.

ARTICLE 3: PATRONAGE AND CO-ORDINATOR

3.1     NZ2020 will be organised under the patronage of the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately (FIAP).

3.2     Mr Gary Brown is the FIAP Coordinator for NZ2020.

ARTICLE 4: REGULATIONS

4.1     NZ2020 will be governed by the following Regulations:

  • The General Regulations of the FIP for Exhibitions (GREX)
  • The General Regulations of the FIP for the Evaluation of Competitive Exhibits at FIP Exhibitions (GREV)
  • The Special Regulations of the FIP for the Evaluation of Competitive Exhibits at FIP Exhibitions (SREVs)
  • The Individual Regulations for NZ2020 (IREX)

ARTICLE 5: CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

5.1     The Regulations governing the conditions of participation of exhibitions are stated in Articles 9 – 19 of the GREX.

5.2     Participation in the Competitive Classes is open to all collectors who are members of the societies affiliated to member federations of FIAP.

5.3     Participation in the Non-Competitive Class will be by invitation, solely at the discretion of the Organising Committee.

5.4     All exhibits except Literature must have been the property of the exhibitors for a minimum of two years before the Exhibition.

5.5     An exhibitor may exhibit using a pseudonym provided that their true name and identity are known to the Organising Committee and to the Secretary of the Jury.

ARTICLE 6: APPLICATION AND ACCEPTANCE

6.1     The Regulations governing the conditions of the application and acceptance are stated in Articles 10, 11 and 12 of the GREX.

6.2     Exhibitors may obtain their Exhibit Application Form from their country’s Commissioner or from the NZ2020 website http://nz2020.nz.  A separate Exhibit Application Form must be used for each exhibit.

6.3     When submitting the Exhibit Application Form, the exhibitor shall attach a copy of the introductory page (in English).  A brief synopsis may also be sent if the exhibitor wishes; it will be made available to the jury.

6.4     Completed Exhibit Application Forms should be sent through the respective Commissioner to reach the Organising Committee by 31 October 2019.

6.5     Notification of acceptance from the Organising Committee, together with the number of frames allocated to exhibitors, will be sent to Commissioners by 30 November 2019.

6.6     Exhibitors cannot withdraw their applications without valid reasons once their participation has been accepted by the Organising Committee.

6.7     The Commissioners will collect all the frame fees from their exhibitors, and remit the full amount to the Organising Committee of NZ2020 by 31 January 2020 at the latest.  All bank fees are to be borne by the payer/sender.  The remittance should be made payable to the designated account of NZ2020 at: –

Account Name: NZ2020 Stamp Exhibition Inc.
Account No: 38-9019-0077973-00
Bank Name: Kiwibank Limited
Swift Code: KIWINZ22
Address: Leigh Gravestock
Treasurer NZ2020
1 Ryan Grove
Tawa
Wellington 5028
NEW ZEALAND
Email: treasurer@nz2020.nz

6.8     There is only one Exhibit Application Form. There are no preliminary or final entry forms.

ARTICLE 7: EXHIBITION CLASSES

NZ2020 is a General Asian International Stamp Exhibition.  The Classification of the Exhibition Classes is as follows:

7.1     Competitive Classes

Class 1        FIAP Championship Class for collections that have been awarded three FIP / FIAP large gold medals at exhibitions under the patronage of FIP / FIAP over the past 10 years (2010-2019)

Class 2        Traditional Philately

(A) New Zealand and Australia and their territories, protectorates or colonies
(B) Asia
(C) Rest of the World

Class 3        Postal History

(A) New Zealand and Australia and their territories, protectorates or colonies
(B) Asia
(C) Rest of the World

Class 4        Postal Stationery

Class 5        Aerophilately

Class 6        Astrophilately

Class 7        Thematic Philately
Exhibits will be classified under:

(A) Nature
(B) Culture
(C) Technology
Please indicate clearly in the Exhibit Application Form the sub-class (A, B or C) the exhibit is entering.

Class 8        Maximaphily

Class 9        Revenue

Class 10      Open Philately

Class 11      Youth Philately

(A) Collectors aged 10 – 15 years
(B) Collectors aged 16 – 18 years
(C) Collectors aged 19 – 21 years
(All ages as of 1 January 2020)
Please indicate clearly in the Exhibit Application Form the sub-class (A, B or C) AND the discipline (e.g. traditional, postal history, aerophilately, thematic, etc.) the exhibit is entering.

Class 12      Literature

(A) Philatelic books, pamphlets and studies (issued after 1 January 2015)
(B) Philatelic journals, periodicals (issued after 1 January 2018)
(C) Stamp catalogues (issued after 1 January 2018)
(D) Electronic media
Please indicate clearly in the Exhibit Application Form the sub-class (A, B, C or D) the exhibit is entering.

Exhibitors in class 12 must complete and forward to the Organising Committee the “Philatelic Literature Exhibit Information Form” available from http://nz2020.nz in addition to the “Exhibit Application Form”.

Class 13      One-Frame Exhibit

Exhibits in this Class should not be One Frame extracted from a multiple frame Exhibit and should be based on a narrow subject that is best treated as One Frame.  Awards are points only (60-100 points) with CERTIFICATES – no medals.
Exhibits will be classified under:

(A)   Traditional
(B)   Postal History
(C)   Postal Stationery
(D)   Aerophilately
(E)   Astrophilately
(F)    Thematic
(G)   Maximaphily
(H)   Revenue
(I)    Open Philately
(J)    Picture Postcards

Please indicate clearly in the Exhibit Application Form the sub-class (A – J) the exhibit is entering.

Class 14      Modern Philately (from 1980 onwards)
Exhibits may be entered under only one of the following sub-classes:

(A)   Traditional Philately
(B)   Postal History
(C)   Postal Stationery.

Please indicate clearly in the Exhibit Application Form the sub-class (A, B or C) the exhibit is entering.

Acceptance of any entries in the Modern Philately class will not preclude acceptances of entries in any other class.

Class 15      Picture Postcards

7.2     The Organising Committee reserves the right to reject any exhibit applications without assigning any reason for such rejection.

ARTICLE 8: SIZE AND ALLOTMENT OF FRAMES

8.1     The display frames will have a capacity for 16 (4 x 4) standard size sheets  23cm wide x 29cm high.

8.2     Dark coloured sheets will not be accepted.

8.3     Exhibits in the Competitive Classes will be allocated the following number of frames:

Class 1               8 frames

Class 2 – 10, 14 and 15        Previously awarded

(a) FIP / FIAP Large Vermeil and above           8 frames
(b) FIP / FIAP Vermeil and below                     5 frames

Class 11A   1 – 3 frames
Class 11B   2 – 4 frames
Class 11C   3 – 5 frames

Class 12      Literature Exhibits – one copy must be sent to the Organising Committee.

Class 13      One Frame Exhibit 1-frame

8.4     Exhibitors cannot change the number of frames allocated by the Organising Committee.

ARTICLE 9: PARTICIPATION FEE

9.1     Youth Philately Class 11 will be US$10.00 per frame and New Zealand entrants pay NZ$15.00 per frame.

9.2     The participation fee for Competitive Classes (except Class 11, 12 & 13) will be US$ 55.00 per frame and New Zealand entrants pay NZ$ 80.00.

9.3     The fee for participation in Literature (Class 12) is US$ 55.00 per exhibit and New Zealand entrants pay NZ$ 80.00.

9.4     The fee for participation in One-Frame Exhibit (Class 13) is US$ 70.00 per exhibit and New Zealand entrants pay NZ$ 100.00.

ARTICLE 10: SECURITY MEASURES

10.1   The Organising Committee shall take all appropriate measures to ensure the security of the exhibits from arrival into the Bin Room to the return to the national commissioners in the Bin Room.

However, the Organising Committee shall not bear any liability for loss or damage that might occur during the transportation, mounting or dismounting during the exhibition and during the return of the exhibits.

10.2   Every exhibitor has to insure their exhibit at their own expense (GREX Article 50.2).

ARTICLE 11: HANDLING OF EXHIBITS

11.1    Commissioners are to deliver exhibits to the Bin Room at the time notified by the Commissioner General.

Non-New Zealand exhibitors MUST NOT send exhibits by courier or through the mail system except for Literature exhibits.

New Zealand exhibitors:

  • Where they are currently resident in New Zealand, may send exhibits by courier or, ONLY in the case of literature entries by mail; OR
  • Otherwise MUST have their exhibit personally delivered; AND
  • In either case, they will be notified of the address for delivery by the New Zealand Commissioner.

Commissioners will be required to mount and dismount their exhibits with the assistance of a representative of the Organising Committee.

11.2   Exhibits of Literature (one copy) must reach the Organising Committee by 31 January 2020.  The address of the Organising Committee is stated under article 15.1.  The exhibits will not be returned.

Each exhibit will be donated to the Organising Committee and, at the end of the exhibition, will be housed in the library of the Christchurch (NZ) Philatelic Society where it will be accessible to New Zealand philatelic society members.

11.3   Exhibits arriving later than the date stipulated will not be judged.  The participation fee will not be refunded in case of late or non-arrival of exhibits.

11.4   Each exhibit sheet must be placed in a transparent protective cover.  The sheets shall be numbered on each page at the front lower left-hand corner.  Exhibitors are required to supply their own exhibit envelopes.  Exhibitors will be supplied by email with an A4-sized entry sheet for each frame.  Exhibitors are to fill in this form and attach it to the outer envelope.

11.5   Each exhibit received will be duly acknowledged with a receipt.  An exhibit will only be returned after the exhibition to the respective Commissioner in exchange for the receipt.

11.6   Details of New Zealand Customs requirements will be advised to Commissioners.

ARTICLE 12: JUDGEMENT AND AWARDS

12.1   The Jury for NZ2020 will be appointed by the Organising Committee in consultation with the FIAP Coordinator.  Members of the Jury will be FIP / FIAP accredited jurors.

12.2   A number of Apprentice Jury Members may also be appointed in consultation with the FIAP Coordinator and with the recommendation of the FIAP Member Federation from where the Apprentice is invited.

12.3   Exhibits in the Non-Competitive Class will receive suitable commemorative awards.

12.4   For Competitive Classes (other than Class 13 One-Frame Exhibit), the awards are as follows:

1)      Large Gold medals
2)      Gold medals
3)      Large Vermeil medals
4)      Vermeil medals
5)      Large Silver medals
6)      Silver medals
7)      Silver Bronze medals
8)      Bronze medals

All medals will be awarded with appropriate certificates.

A Certificate of Participation will be given to exhibits attaining less than 60 points.

12.5   The only award in the Championship Class is the Grand Prix d’Honneur, a valuable objet d’art.  Exhibits in the Championship Class not receiving the Grand Prix d’Honneur will receive a Large Gold medal or an objet d’art.

12.6   There are two Grand Prizes for NZ2020: the Grand Prix International and the Grand Prix National.

12.7   The Jury’s decision on awards will be final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.

12.8   Special Prizes provided by the Organising Committee and donated by the organisations and people of participating countries and regions, will be placed at the disposal of the Jury.  Any particular wish expressed by a donor will, if possible, be observed in making awards.

12.9   The Jury may express felicitations for those exhibits demonstrating outstanding philatelic research or originality.

12.10 Expert Group

An Expert Group will be appointed by the NZ2020 Organising Committee in consultation with the FIAP Coordinator.  The philatelic materials chosen by the Expert Group will be examined using the relevant equipment including a high powered microscope and colour scanner or any other equipment considered necessary by the Expert Group.

ARTICLE 13: RIGHTS OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE

13.1   The Organising Committee reserves the right to make changes in the IREX, in consultation with the FIAP Coordinator.

13.2   The Organising Committee reserves the right to decide on any questions not covered by the FIAP and FIP Regulations or by the IREX, and its decisions shall be final.

ARTICLE 14: ACCEPTANCE OF IREX FOR NZ2020

14.1   By signing the Exhibit Application Form, the exhibitor is deemed to have accepted all provisions stated in the IREX for NZ2020.

ARTICLE 15: ADDRESSES

15.1   The address of the Organising Committee of NZ2020 is:

Secretary General
NZ2020
PO Box 58139
Whitby
Porirua 5245
NEW ZEALAND

Telephone +64 4 234 7218
Email: secretary@nz2020.nz

15.2   The address of the Commissioner General of NZ2020 is:

Mr Stephen Chivers
NZ2020
PO Box 58139
Whitby
Porirua 5245
NEW ZEALAND

Telephone +64 4 565 3556
Email: commissionergeneral@nz2020.nz

15.3   The address of the FIAP Coordinator is:

Mr Gary Brown
PO Box 106
Briar Hill
VIC 3088
AUSTRALIA

Telephone: +66 3 9432 2614
Email: garyjohn951@optusnet.com.au