THE ANNUAL CONVENTION
The Association's first Convention was held in 1947, and has been an annual event ever since. Besides the YPA Annual General Meeting, there is a bourse with up to 30 dealers present, an exhibition, and display including the best entries from the YPA competition, and the signing of the Roll for any new Distinguished Yorkshire Philatelists.
Conventions are usually hosted by a member society at a convenient and suitable location. A Programme is produced giving details of the Convention and distributed to societies in advance. The Programmes often carry useful philatelic articles.
The Convention also provides an opportunity for collectors to meet their fellow collectors
and make useful contacts. It is usually held on a Saturday early in June.
THE ANNUAL COMPETITION
The YPA has been holding an annual competition since 1955. The number of classes has increased over the years and they are now divided into two sections of SENIOR and JUNIOR. The Rules are currently under review.
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH CLASS
POSTAL HISTORY CLASS
POSTAL STATIONERY CLASS
SOCIAL PHILATELY CLASS
In addition there is an award for LITERATURE
The JUNIOR Classes are based on age:
Class A is open to those aged 16 but under 18 years (16 page entry)
Class B is open to those aged 12 but under 16 years (12 page entry)
Class C is open to those under 12 years of age (6 page entry)
THE YPA NEWSLETTER & SYLLABUS BOOKLET
The YPA produces a Newsletter twice a year to keep members of affiliated societies up to date with activities. The Newsletter also contains articles of lasting philatelic interest. The Syllabus Booklet contains details of all affiliated societies with their programmes of meetings where these have been notified in time for publication around August each year.
Email the Newsletter Editor with any contributions to the Newsletter.
Click below for a pdf version of recent copies of the
YPA Syllabus Booklet for 2008-2009
YPA Syllabus Booklet for 2009-2010
YPA Syllabus Booklet for 2010-2011
NOTE. No Syllabus booklet was produced
for 2011-2012 or 2012-13.
YPA Syllabus Booklet for 2013-2014
(Document in A4 size)
YPA News, April 2006
YPA News, November 2006
YPA News, April 2007
YPA News, November 2007
YPA News, April 2008
YPA News, November 2008
YPA News, April 2009
YPA News, November 2009
YPA News, April 2010
YPA News, November 2010
YPA News, April 2011
YPA News, June 2013
THE YPA HANDBOOK
The YPA has produced a handbook giving full details of the Association's activities, contacts, the Association's Rules and the Competition Rules, and lists of speakers and judges. The Handbook also gives information about the history of the YPA, previous Conventions and competition winners and full details of all affiliated societies. Copies are held by each society's YPA delegate and are available for reference by all members of affiliated societies.
REGISTER OF SPEAKERS
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