Special Regulations for ROSSICA – 2014
International Philatelic Biennial.
Article 1 – Objectives of the Show.
ROSSICA – 2014 International Biennial of Russian Philately (hereafter referred to as “ROSSICA-2014”) is organized for the following objectives:
- to commemorate the Century anniversary of the Russian charity postage stamps issued because of the beginning of World War I (the Great War);
- to promote every aspects of post and philately in Russia;
- to promote every aspects of philately in the World regarded to Russia;
- to expend and develop friendly relations and close cooperation between European Academy of Philately, National Philatelic Academies and “Rossica” philatelic clubs.
Article 2 – Organization, Venue and Date.
2.1 The ROSSICA – 2014 Biennial continues the traditions of ROSSICA – 2013.
2.2 ROSSICA – 2014 is organized jointly by the Russian National Academy of Philately together with the Senatorial Club of Federation Council and the “Rossica” philatelic club of Moscow.
2.3 ROSSICA – 2014 will be held in Moscow in the building of Federation Council (26, Bolshaya Dmitrovka street); in the Congress Centre of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (RF CCI) (3, Ilyinka street); the House of Russia Abroad named after Alexander Solzhenitsyn (2, Nizhnaja Radischevskaja street) from 27 October till 29 October 2014.
Article 3 – Patronage.
ROSSICA – 2014 is organized under the patronage of the European Academy of Philately (AEP) and International Association of Philatelic Journalists (AIJP).
Article 4 – Regulations.
ROSSICA – 2014 will be governed by the Special Regulations for ROSSICA – 2014.
Article 5- Conditions of Participation and Allotment of Frames.
5.1 The members of European Academy of Philately (AEP) and the members of National Philatelic Academies as well as the members of International Association of Philatelic Journalists (AIJP) are invited to take part at ROSSICA – 2014.
5.2 Entries regarded to all FIP Competitive Classes (in according to the General Regulations of the FIP for Exhibitions – GREX) may be submitted.
5.3 Priority in the acceptance will be granted to the exhibits referred to World War I (the Great War).
5.4 One exhibitor may submit only one application and only one application from a family may be submitted. This rule does not refer to Literature Class. Entries for Literature Class will be accepted without any restrictions in quantity and thematic.
5.5 Only 1 frame will be allotted to each exhibit.
Article 6 – Exhibition Classes.
Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3 are Classes of Philatelic Literature. Competitive exhibition.
Class 1: Printed media.
Class 1A: Publications in book form or as loose-leaf publications.
This class includes books, pamphlets, manuals, encyclopedias, monographs and bibliographies.
Entries in this class should be not older than five years at the deadline for admission to the exhibition (i.e. no publication dating from before 2009 will be accepted). For loose-leaf publications the date of the last supplement is decisive; the year of publication must be disclosed in the publication. In the case of a reprint, a publication must have undergone significant changes; these changes must be described in the entry form and should also be explicitly mentioned in the preface to the publication. With regard to a series of books, the rule applies that the latest publication of such a work should have occurred within the earlier mentioned five-year period.
Class 1B: Literature in book form intended to promote philately and/or dealing with organizational questions or books documenting philately and/or postal history.
Books in this class can be:
• publications of federations and societies without a predominantly technical content;
• exhibition catalogues and exhibition guides containing more than just a list of the exhibits;
• calendars and address books;
• auction catalogues that distinguish themselves by their thorough documentation and the detailed technical description of collections or collecting areas;
• documentation of collections.
In Class 1B the same rules apply as in Class 1A.
Class 1C: Catalogues of a general nature.
At the time of the deadline for the exhibition, these publications must be no older than three years (i.e. no publication dating from before 2008 will be accepted). For catalogues consisting of loose-leaf supplements, the publishing date of the last supplement is decisive. In the case of a reprint, a catalogue must have undergone significant changes; these changes must be described in the entry form and they should also be explicitly mentioned in the preface to the publication. With regard to a series of catalogues, the rule applies that the last publication of such a catalogue should fall within the earlier mentioned three-year period.
Class 1D/1E: Journals, magazines and other periodicals dealing with philatelic and postal history subjects:
Class 1D: publications that may be regarded as research literature;
Class 1E: publications promoting philately and/or dealing with organisational issues in the field of philately and postal history or providing documentation of these matters.
Entries in these two classes must consist of two complete volumes (two years) of the publication; these volumes must be no older than five years. If a publication has more than four numbers per year, it is sufficient to enter one complete year.
Class 1F: The results of research in the form of a single article or a series of articles regarding philatelic and/or postal history published in auction catalogues, periodicals, exhibition catalogues and presentations (also those broadcast by radio or television), insofar as a manuscript in printed form is available. Video and audio tapes are excluded. Entries in this class should be no older than five years.
Class 2: Static media (CD-ROM, DVD and other static storage media).
Class 2A: Presentations of philatelic and postal history research.
Class 2B: Documentation promoting philately and/or dealing with organizational issues in the field of philately and postal history or providing documentation of these matters.
Class 2C: Catalogues.
Class 2D: Electronic journals, magazines and other periodicals dealing with philatelic and postal history subjects as well as publications that may be regarded as research literature.
Class 2E: Electronic journals promoting philately and/or dealing with organizational issues in the field of philately and postal history or providing documentation of these matters.
Class 2F: The results of research in the form of a single article or a series of articles regarding philatelic and/or postal history published in auction catalogues, periodicals, exhibition catalogues and presentations (also those broadcast by radio or television).
Class 3: Interactive Electronic Media / Websites
Class 3A: Websites presenting the results of philatelic and postal history research.
Class 3B: Websites promoting philately and/or dealing with organizational issues in the field of philately and postal history or providing documentation of these matters.
Class 3C: Catalogues.
Class 3D: Electronic journals, magazines and other periodicals concerning philatelic and postal history subjects as well as publications that may be regarded as research literature.
Class 3E: Electronic journals promoting philately and/or dealing with organizational issues in the field of philately and postal history or providing documentation of these matters.
Class 3F: The results of research in the form of a single article or a series of articles regarding philatelic and/or postal history published in auction catalogues, periodicals, exhibition catalogues and presentations (also those broadcast by radio or television).
Publications on static media (Class 2) may be no older than five years and must have been produced in substantial numbers (i.e. no productions that exist only as a single copy will be accepted).
Websites (Class 3) will be judged at a time that will be chosen by the organizers of the exhibition.
Class 4: Class of the members of Philatelic Academies and AIJP. Non-competitive exhibition.
Article 7 – Evaluation of Philatelic Literature.
Evaluation of Philatelic Literature will be performed by the International Jury in according to GREX, the General Regulations of the FIP for the Evaluation of Competitive Exhibits at FIP Exhibitions (GREV) and Special Regulations for the Evaluation of Philatelic Literature Exhibits (SREV).
The Honorary guest of the Philatelic Literature exhibition is AIJP.
Article 8 – Application and Acceptance.
8.1 Provisional applications sent by each exhibitor personally to the Commissioner General of the ROSSICA – 2014 must be received by the Commissioner General not later than 30 June 2014 and for the Literature Class not later than 31 July 2014.
8.2 Notification of acceptance or not from the Organizing Committee will be sent to each exhibitor by 31 July 2014 and for the Literature Class by 15 August 2014.
Article 9 – Handling of Exhibits.
9.1 Any National Commissioner will not be appointed for ROSSICA – 2014.
9.2 Exhibits should be delivered to the Exhibition Venue and handed over to the Organizing Committee by the exhibitors on 26 October 2013.
9.3 Each exhibit (other than literature) sheet must be placed in a transparent protective cover. The sheets shall be numbered on each page at the lower left corner.
9.4 All exhibits received will be duly acknowledged with proper receipts. Exhibits will be returned in exchange for their receipts after the exhibition. Complaints will not be considered following the return of exhibit.
9.5 Exhibits will be returned back to exhibitors personally by the Organizing Committee at the Exhibition Venue on 29 October 2014.
9.6 Request for return, removed etc. of exhibits during the period of the exhibition will not be granted.
9.7 The Organisers require Philatelic Literature exhibits (1 copy of each Literature exhibit) to be sent no later than 15 September 2014 to the General Commissioner’s address:
Igor Rodin, P.O. Box: 972, Moscow, 101000. Russia.
9.8 The Philatelic Literature exhibits will not be returned. They will be donated to the Library of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.
Article 10 – Awards
10.1 Each exhibitor will be awarded with the ROSSICA-2014 commemorative medal and a Certificate of Participation. One exhibitor will get one medal and one Certificate in spite of the number of submitted exhibits.
The exhibitors of Literary Class will be awarded with the ROSSICA-2014 competitive medal.
10.2 Special prizes, placed by the Organizing Committee and donated by the Organizations and people, will be presented to a number of exhibitors in according to the decision of the Organizing Committee.
Article 11 – Customs Regulations
11.1 Customs Regulations will be organized in according to the “Rules of temporary export and import of the cultural and artistic valuables” of Russian Federation.
11.2 The details of the appropriate customs regulations of Russian Federation will be sent to the exhibitors together with the notification of acceptance.
Article 12 – Participation Fees
12.1 There is no fee for the exhibition frames. There is no fee for Non-Competitive Class entries (Class 4).
12.2 The participation fee for Literature (Class 1, Class 2, Class 3) is Euro € 10 per exhibit.
12.3 Participation Fee for Postal administrations and dealers is 2500 Euro per one booth (booth’s size is 2 X 2 meters). There is a possibility to enlarge a trading place, to place an advertisement at the exhibition hall as well as into the Exhibition’s printed production (bulletin, catalogue, etc.).
12.4 The contacts for taking part in the show are provided by the exhibition’s official operator in the coordination with the Organizing Committee.
12.5 The “Rossica 2014” exhibition’s official operator and an Organizer of the Show is Russian Modern Art Foundation Zurich.
12.6 The General Partner of Rossica 2014 is the architectural studio of Sergey Tkachenko.
Article 13 - Insurance and Security
13.1 Exhibitors are advised that they must secure appropriate insurance for their exhibits. The Organizing Committee is not responsible for such insurance and all expenses in securing insurance are the responsibility of the exhibitor. The Organizers will not be liable for any loss of or damage to any exhibit, in whole or in part, howsoever caused.
13.2 The Organizing Committee will take reasonable precautions to ensure the security and safety of all exhibits while in their possession.
Article 14 – Contact Addresses
14.1 Coordinator of the “ROSSICA – 2014” Exhibition, Mr. Andrey Strygin
13.2 Entries and queries regarding entries should be sent to the Coordinator of the Exhibition
or to Mr. Igor Rodin, the Commissioner General of the ROSSICA – 2014.
Mr. Igor Rodin
P.O. Box: 972
Moscow, 101 000
14.3 The applications from Postal administrations, dealers and advertiser as well as the questions regarded to the organization of the show should be sent to Russian Modern Art Foundation Zurich.
14.4 The address of the Organizing Committee:
S.Tkachenko’s architectural studio,
Sytinskiy pereulok, dom 3, building 5, Moscow, 123104, Russia
Article 15 – Rights of the Organizing Committee
The Organizing Committee reserves the right to make changes in these Special Regulations.
Article 16 – Conclusion
16.1 In the event of any discrepancies in the text arising from translation the English text shall prevail.
16.2 For further information about the exhibition, please contact Mr. Andrey Strygin, the Coordinator of the Exhibition and/or Mr. Igor Rodin, Commissioner General.