Grand Championship Series
Standards for Approved Virtual Exhibitions
The Committee on Accreditation of National Exhibitions and Judging approved granting World Series of Philately status to virtual exhibitions for 2021. Approved virtual exhibitions will be recognized on a separate track from the WSP, and Grand Award winners will be eligible for the annual Champion of Champions. The APS has announced the Grand Championship Series for the virtual exhibitions' Grand Award winners.
To qualify, sponsoring organizations will need to have at least 100 frames of material, a jury of at least 3 APS-certified judges, and observe the 10-exhibit limit per judge. A sample prospectus and guidelines are available for sponsors interested in hosting a virtual competitive exhibit.
The APS encourages affiliates and other entities to sponsor Grand Championship Series events since the virtual exhibitions do not require a physical presence but can be viewed worldwide.