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The BNAPEX 2020 Frame Limits, Exhibition Prospectus, and Exhibit Entry Form are available below. These documents were mailed to members with the 2020 First Quarter issue of BNA Topics.

Questions should be directed to the Exhibits Coordinator, Sean Weatherup, by email to:

Payment for exhibit frames

The fee for competitive exhibits in classes 2 and 3 is CDN $20 per frame. There is no frame fee for Class 4 exhibits (that is, Youth exhibits where the exhibitor is 21 years or younger as of 1 January 2020).

You can pay the frame fee by cheque (full details given on the Exhibit Entry Form) or PayPal. If paying through PayPal, you can use your PayPal account if you have one or your bank account or credit card. Note that a PayPal account NOT required.

If you use PayPal, please remember to submit the filled-in Exhibit Entry Form to the address given on the form. You must send five copies each of the Exhibit Title/Plan page and Synopsis to the Exhibits Committee by regular mail, not by email.

To pay using PayPal:

  1. Select the the number of frames in your exhibit (1 to 8) from the drop-down list in the column at the right.
  2. Click the Add to Cart button. You are redirected to the PayPal website.
  3. On the PayPal website, click Continue shopping if you are paying for more than one exhibit or want an advertisement or greeting in the convention program. You will be redirected back to this page. Otherwise, to complete the payment:
    • If you have a PayPal account, click the PayPal check out button.
    • If you do not have a PayPal account, click the Check Out button. You will be prompted to pay using your bank account or credit card.
  4. Remember to fill in the Exhibit Entry Form and send it along with five copies of the Exhibit Title/Plan page and Synopsis to the address given on the form. You must fill in a separate form for each exhibit.


If you get a PayPal error, please notify the BNAPEX Treasurer. His email address is

Do NOT submit payment via PayPal to the email address of a BNAPEX official.

BNAPEX 2020 exhibit frame fee
(1 to 8 frames - $20 CAD per frame)
Advertisement, want list, or greetings on an inside page of the convention program
  • Half page - 4.5" x 3.75"
  • Full page - 4.5" x 7.5"

Exhibit Synopsis and Judging

Guidelines for synopsis preparation and information on judging at BNAPEX exhibitions are available below.

As a specialist society, BNAPS has developed its own Judging Guidelines for BNAPEX exhibits. However, the following references offer useful suggestions and guides for the preparation of exhibits.

The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) has published an informative series articles covering various aspects of exhibiting by David Piercey in its journal, The Canadian Philatelist. These articles are available online at the RPSC website. To date, the articles have explored such topics as designing the title page, producing an effective exhibit synopsis, preparing that first exhibit, and the importance of planning, telling a story, presentation, and research.

The American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors (AAPE) website has articles about creating an exhibit, preparing the synopsis and title page, and judging criteria (but note that the AAPE rules apply to AAPE awards). The website also offers examples of successful exhibits.

The Online Resources and Exhibits (ORE) area of the BNAPS website has several examples of award-winning exhibits, many of them shown at previous BNAPEX conventions.

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This page was last modified on 2022-01-21