GUIDELINES FOR ENTRIES IN THE SOCIAL PHILATELY CLASS
(Page 92 of the YPA Handbook)
1.   The first page should be an introductory page that shows the concept and its development within the exhibit. It should have a clear beginning; a clear theme and a logical ending. Include references on this page.
2.   The exhibit represents a study of the development of social systems and products derived from the operation of postal systems or the development of a social activity or enterprise.
3.   The theme should be developed using both philatelic and non-philatelic but related material.
4.   The non-philatelic material should comprise up to a maximum of 50% of the items on show. It should support and enhance the philatelic items in the development of the theme.
5.   Too much description or duplication of the title on the remaining pages is not advised, nor is duplication of philatelic content.
6.   Rarity is not a judge of value but reflects the relative scarcity of such items.
7.   Items should be of as good a quality as is available.
8.   The significance of the items shows the impact the item had upon the story being told.
9.   The introduction and the sheets that follow should be in agreement.
10.   If using a typewriter or computer, it is better to use plain paper or the plain side of a sheet, as the quadrille lines of a sheet do not usually correspond with the typewriter or computer.
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