The Devonshire Bowl


The Society’s first One Frame (16-sheet single frame format) competition took place at 41 Devonshire Place on Thursday 12 July 2018. The competition allows all members to participate, as this is an “open” event enabling all subjects and classes, recognised under the existing ABPS categories, to compete and enjoy the competition. There is no entry charge, but entries are limited to one per person.

No event took place in 2019 due to the relocation of the Society to Abchurch Lane.



Original 2020 LP Announcemnent

I am pleased to confirm the resumption of the Society’s One Frame Competition, which will take place at 15 Abchurch Lane on Thursday, 2 July 2020. As before, the competition format will be a 16-page frame. The competition will allow all members to participate and enjoy the competition, as it is an ‘open’ event, and will comprise all subjects and classes, as recognised under existing ABPS categories. There is no entry charge, but entries are limited to one per member. 
Entry forms will be available on the RPSL website, as well as at Abchurch Lane, from Friday, 1 May. Entries must be returned no later than Monday, 22 June.
Although there is no entry charge, there will be a mailing fee, covering the cost of returning a standard exhibit consisting of 16 pages. This has been set at £10 for domestic, and £15 for offshore or overseas entries. Mailing will be by secured courier, and exhibits will be packed in a protective cardboard postal box. Though not all members will be able to get to the Royal on the day, I believe it will be more fun to ask those who do attend to cast their vote on what they believe is the best exhibit. So, a voting slip will be provided, allowing each member to give three choices, in order of preference. Each member will sign a log, as only one slip can be submitted per member. A simple pointscoring system will apply, and should there be a tie Dr. Alan Huggins RDP Hon FRPSL and Christopher Harman RDP Hon FRPSL will make the final decision. Both First Place and Runner- Up winners will be recognised by receiving a Certificate, and awarded either with the Devonshire Bowl or Devonshire Plate. These will then be engraved and held on display at the Royal. Clearly, Thursday, 2 July is going to be a very busy day, and I am sure that the careful mounting and dismounting of exhibits, as well as allowing members suitable viewing time will prove interesting! The latest time for exhibits to be received has been set at 11.00 am on the day, as any later cut off will make this an impossible task. To assist members with the submission of their exhibits, these can be delivered to the Royal from Thursday, 25 June, the last meeting date prior to the competition.
Collection after the competition will require Each member will be required to sign for their exhibits upon collection after the competition. Alternatively, they may request that their exhibit is returned by mail. Each member is fully responsible for insuring their exhibit at all times. Finally, I ask that as many of you as possible come and join in what I am sure will prove to be a memorable occasion. I intend to ensure that additional catering will be provided. The deadline for receipt of entries is Monday, 22 June.
Alan Holyoake RDP FRPSL

The Bowl

The Devonshire Bowl is an impressive solid silver embossed bowl from a major collection, and first made in Birmingham in 1969. Together with this bowl a 10-inch silver plate has been purchased for the runner-up.

Click here to view 2018 Winner