Guidelines

Definitions and requirements for nominations (2019)

 

FEPA medal for exceptional service to organised philately

The medal is awarded to a philatelist or an organisation that has provided exceptional service to European organised philately.

The nomination must highlight the nominee’s service to European philately. Hence, nominations based on purely national achievements are not appropriate.

The nomination must be accompanied by:

  • A very short philatelic curriculum vitae of the nominee
  • A colour photo (300 dpi, JPG format)
  • A letter with the consent of the nominee, with signature.

The nomination (and the document related) must be sent, duly signed by the President of the Federation, by e-mail as PDF document to Giancarlo Morolli:
gmorolli@gmail.com

 

FEPA medal for exceptional philatelic study and research

The medal is construed as a literary prize to be awarded to the author(s) of study and research to the furtherance of philately (not necessarily only European philately). Such research should have a European significance rather than just represent the best work of a country, which might be very good but address a subject lacking a continental relevance.

A member Federation can submit more than one nomination, presenting works published from 1.1.2018 to 31.12.2019 in printed form or otherwise.

Nominations concerning the work of more than two people should indicate the name of the leader of such effort. However, the medal is awarded to a maximum of two authors; in case of a larger number, only the leader will receive the medal and all other co-authors will be given a certificate. Each nomination must highlight the relevance of the study and research.

The nomination must be accompanied by:

  • A very short summary of the work
  • A colour image of the cover (300 dpi, JPG format)
  • A colour photo of the author(s) (300 dpi, JPG format)
  • A letter with the consent of the nominee(s), with signature(s)

The nomination (and the document related) must be sent, duly signed by the President of the Federation, by e-mail as PDF document to Giancarlo Morolli:
gmorolli@gmail.com

Furthermore, one copy of the book must be sent to Giancarlo Morolli. As the book is the basis for the start of the evaluation process, it must be received within the deadline, otherwise the relevant nomination cannot be taken into consideration.

All publications submitted for the FEPA Medal for Research will be presented in FEPA News, advertising them to the whole European philatelic community. The runners up for the medal will receive a certificate.

 

FEPA medal for service or support to philately

The medal is awarded to an individual, outside the philatelic family, who has provided a significant service or support to European Philately. Due to its nature, the medal is not to be awarded necessarily every year.

The nomination must highlight the nominee’s service to European philately. Hence, nominations based on purely national achievements are not appropriate.

A very short profile of the nominee has to support the nomination.

As the recipient should not belong to any philatelic organisations, his or her colour photo (300 dpi, JPG format) and the letter of consent will be requested after the decision of the Board.

The nomination (and the document related) must be sent, duly signed by the President of the Federation, by e-mail as PDF document to Giancarlo Morolli:
gmorolli@gmail.com

 

Certificate of appreciation for outstanding activities for the promotion of philately

It is awarded to Societies (max 5) that have provided a significant service or support to European Philately on the regional or local level.

The nomination must contain:

  • the full name of the Society, Association, Union or Club; address, date of foundation; present number of members
  • the motivation highlighting the Society’s service for the promotion of philately on the regional or local level.
  • a short profile of the Society, covering the key facts concerning its activities, e.g.:

magazine/bulletin and other publications, major exhibitions organized and other achievements, distinctions or awards obtained, impact on the local community, and any other aspect supporting the primary grounds for nomination.

It must be accompanied by:

  • the Society logo in colour (300 dpi, JPG format)
  • a letter with the consent of the President of the Society, with signature.

The nomination (and the document related) must be sent, duly signed by the President of the Federation, by e-mail as PDF document to Giancarlo Morolli:
gmorolli@gmail.com

 

Important

Only the awardees’ names will be published by the FEPA Board; all other nominations will not be disclosed.

Nominations that are not awarded a medal or certificate for 2019 will be retained as confidential entries for the 2020 FEPA Awards, with the following conditions:

  • FEPA shall request concerned federations, when announcing the awards for 2020, to confirm the nomination and provide up-to-date information (if relevant)
  • Nominations for research entries published in 2017 shall be excluded, as the two years period has expired.