|Competitions are an excellent idea as they provide activity with a clear goal.
Competitions can be held within your own club or for the more able there are national competitions for young collectors. Often local societies and stamp fairs will stage competitions which have junior sections.
The Stamp Active competition held at Spring Stampex is for beginners and those aged up to 16. Check out 'cafe - Puddings' for more information about preparing entries.. For entry forms please see Rocket News.
The British National Youth Championships are held at Autumn Stampex and are designed for more experienced juniors who have competed previously in Stamp Active or county competitions and are developing their collections.
For the latest information on all competitions, dates, entry forms, etc see Rocket News.
For a complete explanation and step by step instructions (written for children) visit the 'cafe' section of PlanetStamp