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Jury & Awards

Competitive philatelic entries at PIPEX 2014 will be judged
by an American Philatelic Society approved panel of accredited judges:

Steve Schumann (chair), Hayward, CA, USA
Jim Graue, Spokane, WA, USA
Dickson Preston, Seattle, WA, USA
Ken Martin, Bellefonte, PA, USA
Sam Chiu, Willowdale, ON, Canada
Alejandro Grossman (Apprentice), Mexico DF, Mexico

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, Hartford, CT 21-24 August, 2014

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

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 Airmail Society
  • AAMS Grand Award
  • AAMS Gold, Vermeil, Silver, Silver Bronze and Bronze medals
China Stamp Society
  • CSS Best Exhibit of China Award
  • Paul Chang Chinese Postal History Award
  • CSS Scholarship Award
  • CSS First Time Exhibitor Award (Normal W. Townsend Memorial Award)
  • CSS Chia Nan Chapter Award (Los Angeles)
  • James R. Lee Memorial Award - CSS Chiu Chin Shan Chapter (San Francisco)
  • CSS Republic of China (Taiwan) Chapter Award
American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors
  • Creativity Award
  • Novice Award
  • Title Page Award
American Philatelic Congress
  • Award for best text
American Topical Association
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Medals
Military Postal History Society
  • Award
Postal History Society, Inc.
  • Postal History Society Medal
U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, Inc.
  • Medal
U.S. Stamp Society
  • Statue of Freedom Medal
Upper Bongoland Collector's Club (UBCC)
  • Novice Award
Women Exhibitors
  • Sterling Achievement Award
United Postal Stationery Society (UPSS)
  • Marcus White Award
Lighthouse Stamp Society
  • Best Nautical Themed 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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