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AMSAT UK Notable Event Competition

Hi Folks,

  In common with recent years we are running a competition in the run up to
the Colloquium. The aims and rules are below. Please give this competition
as wide publicity as possible - or event enter yourself !!


Jim Heck G3WGM
visit www.uk.amsat.org

The AMSAT-UK Notable Event Competition

1. The aim of the competition is to get ideas from the international amateur
radio satellite community for a series of special issue stamps to be issued
by the Royal Mail.

2. The Royal Mail is the national postal system for the United Kingdom. They
regularly produce special series of postage stamps illustrating events or
themes. Some recent events and themes of been steam locomotives, ìThe Lord
of the Ringsî, Woodland Animals, etc etc. Further examples can be seen at
their website at
http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/jump2?catId=6100033&mediaId=7500134 Their
home page is at http://www.royalmail.com (follow the link to ìStamps &
Collectingî). They are very receptive for ideas for special issue stamps,
and they need 10 designs for a series.

3. Entries for the competition should contain the following:

a)	A short title of no more that approx 6 words
b)	A short description of the event of no longer than 4 sentences
c)	A graphic. This can be either an original design, a picture, photograph,
etc The graphic should either be in the public domain, or one that the
copyright owner is likely to give permission for publication. More than one
graphic may be submitted
d)	The owner and contact details of any copyright.
e)	The name and contact details of the entrant.

4. Format of entries. Entries should be formatted as one event per A4 page.
Entrants may submit as many pages as they like, preferably in electronic
format, MS Word, MS Publisher, BMP, GIF, JPG. Alternatively a printed
version (A4) format may be handed in at the AMSAT UK Colloquium on 30 Jul -
1 Aug 2004. They may be emailed to g3wgm@amsat.org or sent by post to JD
Heck, Hon Sec AMSAT UK, Badgers, Letton Close, Blandford, Dorset DT11 7SS,

5. Judging. The entries will be displayed at the AMSAT UK Colloquium, and
judged by the AMSAT-UK committee. The decision of the committee will be
final. The judges will take the following into account:

a)	Originality
b)	Quality of graphic
c)	Suitability to appear on a special issue stamp
d)	Relevance to the Amateur Satellite Service

6. A small cash prize will be awarded to the three best entries. The best 10
entries will be submitted to the Royal Mail and proposed as designs for a
special issue stamp series.

7. It is a condition of entry that entrants consent to their entry being;
a)	Exhibited at the AMSAT-UK Colloquium
b)	Displayed, with their name/callsign on the AMSAT-UK Web site
c)	Submitted to the Royal Mail

8. Individuals may submit multiple entries. Entries are invited from any
individual who does not have to be a member of AMSAT, a UK citizen, or a
radio amateur.

9. The closing date for entries is midnight 31 July 2004
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