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Jury & Awards

Competitive philatelic entries at PIPEX 2017 will be judged
by an American Philatelic Society approved panel of accredited judges:

Timothy Bartshe (chair), Golden, CO, USA
Nancy Clark, Maston Mills, MA, USA
Robert Hohertz, Northfield, MN, USA
Ed Kroft, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Jeff Shapiro, Fayville, MA, USA

Portland Philatelic Exhibitions will make available to the jury panel,
with no restrictions on numbers,
PIPEX Large Gold, Gold, Large Vermeil, Vermeil,
Large Silver, 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 in August, 2017

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 Topical Association
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Medals
  • One Frame Merit Award
  • Youth Award
International Machine Cancel Society
  • Bob Payne Memorial Award
Lighthouse Stamp Society
  • Best Nautical Themed Exhibit
Military Postal History Society
  • Best Postal Military Postal History Exhibit
Mobile Post Office Society
  • President's Award
  • Charles L. Towle Award
Postal History Society, Inc.
  • Postal History Society Medal
Professional Stamp Experts, Inc. (PSE)
  • Award for Greatest Level of Storytelling
Robert Benninghof Awards
  • Best Silver or Less Multi-Frame Award
  • Best Silver or Less Single-Frame Award
Scouting on Stamps Society International
  • First Award
  • Second AWard
  • Third Award
U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, Inc.
  • Medal
United Poistal Staionery Society
  • Marcus White Award
U.S. Stamp Society
  • Statue of Freedom Medal
Women Exhibitors
  • Sterling Achievement Award
Northwest Philatelic Library
  • Tom Current British Exhibit Award, to the best British related exhibit
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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