Society Award Criteria form. Societies use this form to submit an award or to update your current award listings below.
|American Air Mail Society|
and Ribbon - The Struck Medallion of Winged Globe
to national, regional, and local shows with 3 or more airmail exhibits.
Contact: Phillip J. Stager, 4184 51st Ave., S. St. Petersburg, FL
|American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors|
Creativity Award - Available to WSP shows with accredited juries.
Gold Award of Honor (Pin) - Available to WSP shows.
Silver Award of Honor (Pin) - Available to local/regional shows.
Award - Best
exhibit by a first time exhibitor. Available to national
Silver Awards of Honor - to recognize and encourage exhibitors who have worked hard for excellence of presentation, but who have not been awarded a Gold award at the show. Criteria for Silver award available in .pdf
Contact: Bill Johnson
Award of Excellence - Plan and Headings - for the title page that a jury feels is a prime example of excellence. Available to WSP shows.
Contact: Liz Hisey; Email: email@example.com
Youth Grand Award - Available to WSP shows (may only be given to an exhibit once a year).
Contact: Vesma Grinfelds, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|American First Day Cover Society|
Certificates - Available to all shows with open competitions.
AFDCS Exhibit Award - Available if two or more First Day Cover Exhibits.
Smith, P.O. Box 2085, Minneapolis, MN 55402;
|American Helvetia Philatelic Society|
Bronze Medal - for WSP shows with 2 or more Swiss or Liechtenstein related exhibits by different exhibitors.
Certificate - for any national, regional, or local show with 2 or more Swiss or Liechtenstein related exhibits.
Sophie Buser Memorial Youth Award -
any U.S. show, at least a two frame exhibit and exhibitor no older than 18.
Contact: Michael Peter, P.O. Box 50256, St. Louis, MO 63105;
|American Philatelic Congress|
of the American Philatelic Congress Book - Automatically
sent to WSP shows for an exhibit which best exemplifies
clear, concise write-ups that aid viewer understanding
of the subject matter. May be given to any class of
exhibit including Single Frame, Youth, or Display.
Contact: American Philatelic Congress,
400 Clayton St, San Francisco, CA 94117;
|American Philatelic Society|
Four (4) Awards of Excellence
(1) Research Award - Automatically sent to WSP shows.
Available on request to exhibitions hosting an annual
meeting or convention of a national philatelic society
affiliated with the APS or a state or regional federation
of stamp clubs.
Contact: Kathleen Edwards,
100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823;
- Any exhibition sponsored by an APS Chapter which
does not meet the criteria for presentation of APS
Medals of Excellence and the APS Research Medal.
|American Revenue Association|
Best Revenue Exhibit - for WSP or National shows where there is an ARA meeting. Must have three or more revenue exhibits.
Single-Frame Award - for shows where there is an ARA meeting.
Criteria for above awards available in .pdf
Contact: Paul A. Nelson, 8111 East Broadway, Apt 244, Tucson 85711;
|American Topical Association|
1st Place Medal - show must have 500 pages of exhibits and a separate classification for topicals/thematics. Winner must have received a bronze or higher.
2nd & 3rd Place Medals - show must have 500 pages of exhibits, a separate classification for topicals or thematics, and pay $12 for these medals.
One Frame Merit Award - any show with one frame classification.
Youth Award - regional/national with 3+ youth exhibitors; other shows with 5 youth exhibitors.
Novice Award - exhibitor must register as a novice (as defined by shows).
Contact: Dalene Thomas, 1805 S Balsam St Apt 106, Lakewood, CO 80202-6778;
|Auxiliary Markings Club|
Award of Merit - exhibit must have won a national Silver Award or better and include a treatment of auxiliary markings. It is open to any exhibit in a National (WSC) stamp exhibition.
Contact: Matthew Liebson;
|British Caribbean Philatelic Study Groups|
Medal for Multi-Frame Exhibit - any national show with multi-frame British Caribbean exhibits. Exhibit must receive silver or higher in open competition.
Medal for Single-Frame Exhibit - any national show with a single-frame British Caribbean exhibit. Exhibit must receive silver or higher in open competition.
A. Larsen, P.O. Box 426, Park Forest, IL 60466;
|British North America Philatelic Society|
Best BNA Exhibit - Best BNA material includes Canada & British Colonies in North America.
Best BNA 2'n'4 - Best BNA exhibit with 2,3, or 4 frames.
Best BNA Research Award - For demonstrating significant research.
BNAPS Elizabethan Study Group Award - Best BNA exhibit of Elizabethan era material.
Jon Johnson, 39 Hillgrove Cres SW, Calgary, AB Canada T2V 3K8;
|China Stamp Society|
Awards only available when the China Stamp Club is holding their Annual Meeting.
Contact: H. James Maxwell, 1050 W. Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64145-1216;
|Christmas Seal and Charity Stamp Society|
Best Christmas Seal and Charity Stamp Society Award - must win silver medal or better.
Emily Bissell Award - best Christmas seal or charity seal exhibit earning at least a sliver medal.
Contact: Cliff Irving, Email: email@example.com
|Collectors Club of Chicago|
books - published by the club. It is suggested the jury allocate the award to an exhibitor to motivate him or her to continue to exhibit in his or her area of interest, to recognize his or her research, creativity or even first-time exhibiting achievement. Awards limitations and paramaters: NOT to be given to the Grand or Reserve Grand Award Winners, should be given to either a Vermeil or Gold-Award level (may be a youth exhibitor), no topic or frame restrictions, and may be awarded to an experienced, newer or first-time exhibitor.
Contact: Jerry Miller; Email: JHMNARP@aol.com
|Empire State Postal History Society|
Best New York Postal History Society - Exhibit must win a national gold or vermeil. Available to shows with competitive exhibits open to the public with a minumum of two NYS postal history exhibits.
Contact: George DeKornfield; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Eire Philatelic Association|
Medal - all international and national shows with 3 or more multi-frame Irish exhibits. An exhibit may win the medal only once and must receive a silver or higher in open competition.
Certificate - all international and national shows with 2 or more Irish exhibits
Contact: Richard Kelly,
PO Box 927, Naperville, IL 60566;
|Elizabethan II Study Group of BNAPS|
Award - White Queen pin and a one year subscription to the Corgi Times the study group newsletter. Available to any local, regional, or national show provided the show has 200 pages of exhibited material. If over 500 pages a second "White Queen" may be awarded.
Pin(s) available to all shows (Local, Regional or National)
Johnson, 39 Highgrove Cres SW, Calgary, AB T2V
|Ephemera Society of America|
Certificate – given to anyone who uses a significant amount of ephemera in an exhibit. Under current guidelines that would include any display division, postcard class or advertising cover (section two of illustrated mail division). It is non-competitive, an exhibitor can only receive one certificate for a given exhibit.
Contact: Art Groten, P.O. Box 30, Fishkill, NY 12524;
|Errors, Freaks, and Oddities Collectors Club|
1st and 2nd Ribbons - available to all shows.
Contact: Jerry Kasper, P.O. Box 3470, Clovis, CA 63613-3470;
|German Colonies Collectors Group|
W.E. Davis Award - can
only be won once and restricted to multi-frame exhibits.
Exhibit must receive vermeil or higher in open competition.
A. Larsen, P.O. Box 426, Park Forest, IL 60466;
|Germany Philatelic Society|
Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals - national shows with 3 or more German exhibits.
Bronze Medal - local shows
Peter, P.O. Box
GPS Special Prize -
available to APS-certified exhibitions or shows. The award may be given to any exhibit, topic or category and is not limited to Germany-area exhibits. Award consists of a year's subscription to the Society's gold-award winning publication and one of its award-winning books.
Peter, P.O. Box
|Great Britain Collectors Club|
Tom Current GBCC Founders Award - A piece of Wedgewood pottery for the best exhibit related to Great Britain philately. Available only to shows hosting the GBCC national convention.
Contact: Steve McGill, 10309 Brookhollow Circle, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129;
|India Study Circle|
available to WSP shows for the best India related exhibit.
Warren, P.O. Box 7326, Washington, DC 20044;
|International Philippine Philatelic Society|
A. Garrett Award (Medallion
and certificate) - Available to certain national and
Peterson, IPPS Award Coordinator, 7408 Alaska Ave.,
NW, Washington, DC 20012;
|International Society for Portuguese Philately|
Only available to national shows with three or more Portuguese related exhibits where the Society meeting or Annual Society meeting is being held.
Contact: Stephen S. Washburne, P. O. Box 43146, Philadelphia PA 19129;
|International Society of Worldwide Stamp Collectors|
Youth Merit Award - available to any show displaying 50 or more pages of material by 5 youngsters aged 5-18. The winning entry must show a minimum of 50% worldwide (non-U.S.) philatelic material.
Youth Merit Certificate -
any boy or girl scout who earns their Stamp Collecting Merit Badge.
Contact: Richard Rizzo, 18300 Winter Park Ct., Gaithersburg, MD 20879;
|Lighthouse Stamp Society|
Ceramic Lighthouse Figurine - A Harbour Lights limited edition ceramic lighthouse figurine to be awarded for the best exhibit in any class or division with any nautical theme.
Contact: Dalene Thomas, 1805 S. Balsam #106, Lakewood, Colorado 80232;
|Machine Cancel Society|
Machine Cancel Society Award - available to all WSP shows and is awarded to the best exhibit with significant treatment of machine cancels.
Contact: Matt Liebson, Phone: 216-566-5653; Email: email@example.com
|Meter Stamp Society|
General Exhibit Award -
For exhibits that prominently explore one or more of the alternate postage products that the Society follows. The award consists of a cerificate and a two year membership to the MSS.
Contact: David Crotty, P.O. Box 16115, Ludlow, KY 41016-0115
|Mexico Elmhurst Philatelic Society International|
Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals - available only if hosting an annual meeting.
Mark Banchik, P.O. Box 222125, Great Neck, NY 11022;
|Military Postal History Society|
Best MPH Exhibit - 1-10 frame exhibit with a military theme and the exhibit must have won a silver or higher. Must be at least three exhibits pertaining to MPH.
Contact: Jeff Curtis, 912 Jonathan Drive, Plainfield, IN 46168;
|Ottoman and Near East Philatelic Society|
Turkish Plate and Alternate - Best exhibit by a society member.
Contact: Robert Stuchell, 193 Valley Stream La., Wayne, PA 19087;
|The Perfins Club|
Jackson Sothern Memorial Globe Award - available if 3 or more Perfin exhibits, must be a member.
W. Krueger Memorial Star Award - awarded to best
single frame Perfin exhibit, must be a member.
Contact: Stephen R. Endicott, 20 Greensburgh Lane, San Anselmo, CA 94960;
|Philatelic Society for Greater Southern Africa|
Engraved Paperweight and Certificate -
best exhibit featuring the region & Greater Southern Africa including former colonies and countries.
Contact: David McNamee, P.O. Box 37, Alamo, CA 94507;
|Plate Number Coil Collectors Club|
Presidents Award & Certificate of Achievement - available to all shows with PNC exhibits.
Bravell, P.O. Box 80333, Ft. Wayne, IN 46898-0333;
|Polonus Philatelic Society Awards|
Awards are available only at WSP shows at which PPS is a “convening society” and/or conduct its annual meetings.
One does not need to be a Polonus member to be eligible for any Polonus award.
The Polonus Grand Award - for the best multi-frame exhibit of Poland or Polish related material with a minimum participation of at least three multi-frame exhibits competing.
The President’s Award - for the best one-frame exhibit of Poland or Polish related material with at least three one-frame exhibits competing.
The Polonus Novice Award - for a first-time exhibitor who exhibits Poland or Polish related material and is judged the best among first-time exhibitors.
Gold, Silver and Bronze medals - for all multi-frame and one-frame exhibits of Polish or Polish related material.
Polonus Award Certificates - to all exhibitors who are awarded medals.
Contact: Robert Ogrodnik, P.O. Box 240428, Ballwin, MO 63024-0428.;
|Postal History Society, Inc.|
History Society Award -
available to national shows with 6 or more multi-frame
Postal History exhibits. Local shows award a certificate only.
Contact: Douglas N. Clark, P.O. Box 427, Marstons Mills, MA 02648
Rossica Award (Plaque & Ribbon) - available to WSP shows with best Russian-area exhibit. The winning exhibit must be awarded at least a vermeil in the open competition. A qualifying exhibit may win even if it is the only Russian-area exhibit at the show.
Award - available to shows
that host national and regional Rossica Society meetings.
It is awarded on the basis of imagination, innovation,
and eye-appeal to an exhibit winning less than a
gold in the general competition.
Contact: Raymond J. Pietruszka, 211 Evalyn St., Madison, AL 35758;
|Society for Czechoslovak Philately|
available to all WSP shows with three or more Czechoslovak
Tom Cossaboom, P.O. Box 4124, Prescott, AZ 86302;
|Society for Hungarian Philately Award|
Available to any WSP show which hosts the annual SHP Society meeting.
Alan Hoover, 6070 Poplar Spring Dr., Norcross, GA 30092;
Gold, Silver, and Bronze - available to national shows with Astrophilatelic topical exhibits.
Contact: Dr. Reuben Ramkissoon, 3011 White Oak Lane, Oak Brook, IL 60523-2513
|Sports Philatelists International|
Best of Show - available to any show using APS or ATA accredited judges.
Novice - available to WSP shows.
Best of Show (Youth) - given at the descretion of the judges.
Contact: Mark Maestrone, 2824 Curie Place, San Diego, CA 92122
|State Revenue Society|
Gold, Silver, or Bronze Medals for National Show - available to any WSP show at which either The State Revenue Society or The American Revenue Association is an official participant.
Medals - may be made available to other open shows, or for other purposes, as may be determined by the Board of Directors of SRS.
Awards Chairman Ken Pruess, 1441 Urbana Lane, Lincoln,
|U.S. Cancellation Club|
Best Exhibit of U.S. Cancellation Award - for best multi-frame exhibit. May only be won twice.
D. Curran, 20 University Club, Lewisburg, PA 17837;
|U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, Inc.|
available to national shows with U.S. Classic exhibits,
may be won only once every two years for the same exhibit.
|U.S. Possessions Philatelic Society (USPPS)|
Best USPPS Award -
presented for (a) the best single frame and (b) the best multi-frame exhibit of U.S. Possessions related stamps or postal history at any World Series shows at which the USPPS has a recognized presence and the exhibit receives at least a show Vermeil.
Contact: Len McMaster, HC-71, Box 86A, Capon Bridge, WV 26711;
|U.S. Stamp Society|
of Freedom Award (WSP Shows) - any
WSP show with U.S. Stamp exhibits of postage stamps, revenue stamps and/or stamped paper of the United States.
Award (Local Shows) - available to any Regional or Local stamp exhibition where the exhibit criteria allows for an open competition.
Stotts, P.O. Box 690042, Houston, TX 77269;
|United Postal Stationery Society|
White Award - available to
national shows with a multi-frame postal stationery exhibit.
exhibiting award - awarded
to the best one-frame exhibit in open competition.
Gary Starkey, 6837 S. Dover Cir., Littleton, CO 80128;
|Vatican Philatelic Society|
Medal & Ribbon - available to any show with one or more Vatican/Roman States exhibits.
Contact: Frederick J. Levitsky, 13 Lesley Avenue, Auburn, MA 01501
|Virginia Postal History Society|
Patrick Henry Award - exhibit that shows work related to Virginia Postal History. Is allowed to have some non-related material to support the interpretation of Virginia Postal History.
Contact: Robert B. Mayo, 11758 River Crest Dr., Gloucester VA 23061;
Sterling Achievement Award -
to recognize an exhibit that has been awarded a bronze, silver-bronze or silver medal. Exhibit must show commendable accomplishment in treatment aspects of exhibit preparation. Available to any show and to any exhibit in any class or division.
Contact: Bill Johnson