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Jury & Awards

Competitive philatelic entries at PIPEX 2021 will be judged
by an American Philatelic Society approved panel of accredited judges:


Liz Hisey, Chief Judge, University Park, FL

Mark BanchikSan Diego, CA

Michael Dixon, Portland, OR

Bill Fort, Fairfax, VA

Ken Martin, Bellefonte, PA

Mark Loomis, apprentice, Togard, OR

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
Youth Grand Exhibit Award

The Grand Award winner will be invited to participate in the APS
Champion-of-Champions event at StampShow in August, 2020;
the Single-frame Grand Award winner will be invited to participate
in the Champion of Champions event at the Chicagopex show in 2020

The following is the awards list for PIPEX 2019;
it is anticipated that the 2021 awards will be similar,
with awards appropriate for the 2021 convening societies:

American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors
  • Award of Honor (Gold & Silver) - Excellence in Presentation
  • Creativity Award - Most Creative Exhibit
  • Novice Award - First Time Exhibitor
American First Day Cover Society
  • Exhibit Award
  • Certificate
American Helvetia Philatelic Society
  • Medal Award
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
British North American Philatelic Society
  • Best BNA Exhibit
  • Research Award
  • Elizabethan Material Award
Military Postal History Society
  • Best Postal Military Postal History Exhibit
Northwest Federation of Stamp Clubs
  • Thunderbird Award
Postal History Society, Inc.
  • Postal History Society Medal
United Postal Stationary Society
  • Markus White Award
  • One-Frame Award
Upper Bongoland Philatelic Society
  • Larry Spray Encouragement Award
Women Exhibitors
  • Sterling Achievement Award

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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