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Jury & Awards

Competitive philatelic entries at PIPEX 2015 will be judged
by an American Philatelic Society approved panel of accredited judges:

Timothy Bartshe (chair), Golden, CO, USA
Janet Klug, Pleasant Plain, OH, USA
Hal Vogel, Willingboro, NJ, USA
Ed Kroft, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Steve Zwillinger, Silver Spring, MD, USA

Portland Philatelic Exhibitions will make available to
the jury panel, with no restrictions on numbers, PIPEX Gold, Vermeil,
Silver, Silver Bronze and Bronze Medals.

Pipex Medals
Portland Philatelic Exhibitions will also provide
PIPEX Grand Award
PIPEX Reserve Grand Award

PIPEX One Frame Grand Award

The Grand Award winner will be invited to participate in the APS
Champion-of-Champions event at StampShow, Grand Rapids, MI in August, 2015

It is anticipated the following awards will also be available for the jury:

American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors
  • Award of Honor (Gold & Silver) - Excellence in Presentation
  • Creativity Award - Most Creative Exhibit
  • Novice Award - First Time Exhibitor
  • Exhibiting Excellence Award - Best Headings and Title Plan Page
American Air Mail Society
  • Gold Medal
American Philatelic Congress
  • Award for best text
American Philatelic Society
  • Medal of Excellence pre-1900
  • Medal of Excellence 1900-1940
  • Medal of Excellence 1940-1980
  • Medal of Excellence post-1980
  • Research Award
American Society of Polar Philatelists
  • Grand Award
  • Reserve Grand Award
American Topical Association
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Medals
  • One Frame Merit Award
  • Novice Award
Civil Censorship Study Group
  • Grand Award
Lighthouse Stamp Society
  • Best Nautical Themed Exhibit
Military Postal History Society
  • Theo Van Dam Grand Award
Postal History Society, Inc.
  • Postal History Society Medal
United Postal Stationery Society (UPSS)
  • Marcus White Award
U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, Inc.
  • Medal
U.S. Stamp Society
  • Statue of Freedom Medal
Universal Ship Cancellation Society
  • Anthony Fernandez Award, for the best multi-frame naval cover exhibit
  • Francis E. Locy Award, for the best multi-frame study of one or more types of postmarks classified according to the Locy System
  • Jesse Burgess Thomas Memorial Award, for the most outstanding exhibit of covers of maritime or naval history
  • Captain Herbert F Rommel Award, for the best single frame exhibit of naval covers
Women Exhibitors
  • Sterling Achievement Award
Northwest Philatelic Library
  • Tom Current British Exhibit Award, to the public’s favorite British related exhibit; the one they appreciate the most
People's Choice Award
  • Voted by Show Attendees

The list of available awards will be extended or reduced contingent upon the scope of the exhibits accepted in competition. Moreover, no guarantees are given that the named societies will provide their awards.

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