The Devonshire Bowl and Plate

The Society’s first One Frame competition took place at 41 Devonshire Place on 12th July 2018. No event took place in 2019 due to the relocation of the Society to Abchurch Lane. Then the event was not able to be held in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The competition next took place on 7th July 2022, and was run again on 6th July 2023.

The One Frame competition is back again this year and will take place on Thursday 4th July 2024.

This will be the fourth time we have run the competition and have seen some truly amazing entries. In that spirit we would like to see some more and so it is time to dust off those one frame entries and send in an application.

This is a single frame competition, for up to 16 single sheets or a combination of sheets that can be displayed on a frame holding 16 sheets. All members are able to participate as it is an “open” event enabling all subjects and classes, recognized under existing ABPS categories, to compete and enjoy the competition.

Please email or post in your application form and the first/introductory page that will be published anonymously in the handout. The same rules applied as before. All those attending the Royal on the day are given a voting slip (one slip per member) allowing each member to make three choices in order of their preference. A simple 3, 2, 1 point scoring will then be applied. Both First and Runner Up will be awarded either the “Devonshire Bowl” or “Devonshire Plate” which will be engraved and held on display at the Royal. The Competition commences at 1pm when the doors are opened to the judges, that is the members, and the results will be announced on Competition Day at 5pm.

 Link to download the Application Form

If you have any questions please contact the Administration Office on 020 7486 1044 or by e-mail at

The Bowl

The Devonshire Bowl is an impressive solid silver embossed bowl from a major collection, first made in Birmingham in 1969. Together with this bowl there is a 10-inch silver plate that is awarded to the runner-up.

Click here to view the Winners in 2018, 2022 and 2023.