Picture Postcard exhibiting & judging

9-10 May 2015
Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville St, Christchurch

16-17 May 2015
Kapiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu


Picture postcard exhibiting and judging requires a different approach than for philatelic classes.

To assist new exhibitors, as well as more experienced exhibitors, and current or potential judges, the NZ Postcard Society is running a seminar/workshop to improve participants’ knowledge, develop exhibiting skills, gain more from their interest and meet like-minded people.

We are holding two intensive seminar/workshops. One seminar/workshop will be held in Christchurch at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville St, Riccarton, Christchurch, the other will be held in the Kapiti Community Centre, Paraparaumu.

Who will be presenting and contributing to the workshops?

The programme will be presented by experienced postcard exhibitors and judges, and facilitated so that all participants will be actively involved and contribute to the discussions

Who should come?

The seminar/workshop is aimed at those with an interest in exhibiting postcards at any level. You don’t need to be a NZ Postcard Society member (although we hope you will consider joining if not).


For the Christchurch event most of you will be able to ‘lodge’ with friends or family. If not, the most convenient accommodation, in the same street as the Philatelic Centre, is the Ashley Hotel, 106 Mandeville Street can be contacted by phone 0800 706 707 or visit their website

Options for Paraparaumu accommodation will be provided later by email.


For Christchurch, those attending from outside the city can travel by car, bus or fly. For those attending at Paraparaumu, remember there is an airport at Paraparaumu serviced by Air NZ.

Cost of the Event

The cost for the event is $40 per person to cover costs of hiring the rooms, and providing morning and afternoon teas and lunches on Saturday and Sunday.

Additional costs

Participants will need to provide their own transport to and from the venue, and we plan to have an event dinner on Saturday night (participants pay for own meal).

What else will you need?

For the programme you will need to bring some of your material so that it can be developed, during the workshop sessions, based on the information provided through the seminars. More information on this will be provided in plenty of time. You will also be asked to provide some information about your subject so the presenters can do a little homework beforehand, enabling them to better assist you.

Please complete the attached Postcard WorkshopSeminar 2015 form and send it before April 10 2015.


Our programme is comprehensive and covers most of the issues exhibitors would like to know more about.

Seminar/Workshop Programme

 Saturday May 9 (Christchurch) or May 16 (Paraparaumu)
9:00am Welcome. Introduction of participants
What is a Postcard – a little bit of history and setting the scene
Range of material that may be used, and where to find and obtain
Workshop – “Can we use this?” discussion with material provided by participants and others
 10:30am  Morning Tea
Research – research, referencing sources, personal research
Presentation I – Paper, card, mounts, etc; printers; fonts – type, size, colour, etc
Title pages and story write-up
 12:30pm Lunch
 1:15pm Workshop – with exhibit pages from presenters and attendees
 3:00pm Afternoon Tea
 Workshop: Presentation II – Page and frame layout, double pages, etc
 4:00pm Knowledge and how to show you have it
 5:30 -7:00pm Dinner Break offsite
7:00pm Recap of seminar so far, questions and answers, any special topics for Sunday?
Workshop – Rarity/scarcity/difficulty of acquisition
Sunday May 10 (Christchurch) or May 17 (Paraparaumu)
8:30am Participants’ choices of topic when registering for attendance to the seminar/workshop or as suggested on Saturday evening
10:30am Morning Tea
Exhibiting regulations and guidelines – including judging criteria, writing a synopsis
Workshop: Judging actual exhibits
12:30pm Lunch
1:15pm Continuation of Workshop: Judging actual exhibits
3:00pm Afternoon tea
4:00pm Closure – including evaluation of seminar/workshop