Rules and Regulations


  1. Participation is restricted to general public, youth and school children from Dakshina Kannada and Udupi Districts.
  2. Number of entries is restricted to two per person in different categories or four per family, on a first come first served basis. Exhibitor should apply in prescribed entry form. Separate entry form should be used for each section and category.
  3. Each exhibit should be entered in his/her correct section and category. Organizing Committee has the discretion to transfer any exhibit incorrectly entered to correct section and category.
  4. Exhibits that have won awards a State level or above are not allowed participate in Competitive Section.
  5. The whole exhibit must be the bonafied property of the exhibitor, and the signing of the entry form is deemed to be an implied declaration to this effect and to the acceptance of the General rules.
  6. Entry forms duly filled in will have to reach the Secretary,
    TULUNADPEX – 2017, C/o Directorate of Student Affairs, Manipal University , Manipal – 576 104 on or before 20th July 2017.
  7. Frame size (Philately) : There will be approximately 200 frames of modern size. The frames will be adequately secured and tightened. Each of the standard frames will measure 129 cms high and 98.5 cms wide holding 16 standard size album pages (22cms x 29cms)
  8. Table size (Numismatics) : Size of the table will be 2feet x 2.6Feet. The album sheet should be arranged according to the size of the table allotted.
  9. Fees: Entry fee is applicable for competitive class. For seniors, the entry fee per frame for Philately is Rs.200/- and for Numismatics Rs.100/- per table. There will be no fees for juniors and school collection.
  10. Classification of exhibit and allotment of frames:
    Group A: Invitee class (Distinguished Philatelists and Numismatists will be invited by the organiser to exhibit their valuable collection to make Tulunadpex - 2017 colourful)
    Group B: Competitive Class: The competitive class (Philately) will be divided into:

    Youth Class (Class P1)
    P1.1 Age 13 and below 1-2 Frames will be allotted
    P1.2 Age 14-19 1-3 Frames will be allotted

     Senior Class (Class P2)
    P2.1 Country Collection 3-5 Frames will be allotted
    P2.2 Postal Stationary 3-5 Frames will be allotted
    P2.3 Maximum Card Collection 3-5 Frames will be allotted
    P2.4 Thematic 3-5 Frames will be allotted
    P2.5 One frame Collection  

    School Collection (Class P3) 1-2 Frames will be allotted

    The competitive class (Numismatics) will be divided into:

    Youth Class (Class N1)
    N1.1 Age 13 and below 2 Tables will be allotted
    N1.2 Age 14-19 2-3 Tables will be allotted

    Senior Class (Class N2) 4 Tables will be allotted
  11. Entries will be accepted subject to the availability of space. Acceptance of the entries will be intimated to the applicants soon after the last date of receipt of entry form. On receipt of allotment letter, the prescribed entry fee will have to be remitted in the form of demand draft in favour of Manipal University Conference /workshop payable at Manipal to Secretary, Tulunadpex - 2017, C/o Directorate of Student Affairs, Manipal University, Manipal 576 104. The fee once paid will not be refunded at any condition.
  12. All philatelic exhibits for the competition or display must be mounted on the album sheets of required size (see Clause 7). Each album sheet should be kept inside a protective transparent cover duly closed. No exhibit should have name or identification mark of the owner on front of the page; however it should be written on the back of the page.
  13. All numismatic exhibits for the competition or display should be kept inside a protective transparent cover duly closed (Size see Clause 8). No exhibit should have name or identification mark of the owner on front of the chart; however it should be written on the back of the chart. Currency notes cannot be exhibited.
  14. Exhibit will be received by Secretary, Tulunadpex - 2017 C/o Directorate of Student Affairs, Manipal University, Manipal 576 104. The last date to receive exhibit by post is 14th August, 2017, those who desire to deliver the exhibits in person can do so by 18th August 2017. All exhibits should be accompanied by the Inventory sheet in duplicate showing the particulars of the contents of each album sheet. Coin exhibits will be received only by hand delivery on 18th August 2017.
  15. Exhibits can be collected back from 7 pm onwards on 20th February 2017. If not collected personally, it can be sent by speed/registered post.
  16. The organisers of the exhibition will not be responsible for any loss or damage to an exhibit arising out of any cause beyond their control.
  17. Adequate security arrangement will be made on all the days of the exhibition.
  18. Constitution and Power of the Jury: The Jury, consisting of two or more judges will have privilege to consult independent opinion, amateur or professional. It shall also have the power to withhold any award when in its opinion an entry has not confirmed with the exhibition standard, or for any other reason.
    1. The Jury will be requested to base its awards on consideration of the following qualification:
      1. Treatment
      2. Knowledge, study and research
      3. Conditions and rarity
      4. Arrangement and neatness of presentation
    2. The Jury will present report and list of awards to the organizers. The decision of the Jury in all cases will be final.
  19. Amendment of Rules: The organisers reserve rights to add, alter or amend these rules and alter the grouping and classification should it be necessary.
  20. The decision of the organizers on all questions other than Jury decisions that may arise concerning the exhibition shall be final and binding.
  21. Awards: The organisers will place at the disposal of the Jury a sufficient number of prizes. A certificate of participation will be awarded to all the participants.
    1. Awards will be:
      1. Gold
      2. Silver
      3. Bronze
      4. Diploma (for Junior Class only)
      5. Best Exhibit – Senior
      6. Best Exhibit – Junior
    2. Special Awards (Philately):
      1. Best Nature Exhibit – Senior
      2. Best Nature Exhibit – Junior
      3. Best Country Collection
    3. Special Awards (Numismatics):
      1. Best Coin Display – Senior
      2. Best Coin Display - Junior