FIP Jury Academy in Kamnik

Published on Author José Ramón Moreno

On occasion of the Slovenija 2019 exhibition, a new course of the FIP Jury Academy was held in Kamnik. The outstanding trainers have been Peter P. McCann, USA and Charles Verge, Canada. Acted as FIP Observers Bernard Beston, Australia, FIP President, and Peter Suhadolc, Slovenia.


Left picture: Peter Suhadolc, Bernard Beston, Charles Verge, Peter McCann and José Ramón Moreno. Right picture: Peter Suhadolc, Boncho Bonev, Geral Heschl, István Glatz and Vit Vanicek.

Left photo: Lubor Kunk, Helm Bedrich, Per Friis Mortensen and Ben Palmer. Right photo:

Alfred Kunz, Dénes Czirók, Igor Pirc, Valentin Levandovsky and Vojtech Jancovic.

The course, extremely well designed and applied included all majors aspects of judging, including: The FIP regulations on jury work • The Preparation before the exhibition • The first jury meeting, the Jury critique / feedback to the exhibitors, Leading the Team • Leading Apprentices, The judging criteria • Interpretation of the general judging criteria • Personal and in groups Judging of Exhibits, Personal development • Self evaluation • Evaluation from Trainers • Personal Development Plan.


Left picture: Bernard Beston, FIP President, Peter Suhadolc, President of the Slovenian Philatelic Association and Bernard Jimenez, FIP Vicepresident. Right picture, Presentation of Certificates: Igor Pirc, Bernard Beston and Bernard Jimenez.

At the end of the course a dinner was held at the beautiful Ljubljana Castle during which Certificates to the new FIP Jury Fellows were presented.


In the pictures, presentation of Certificates. From left to right: Per Friis Mortensen, Bernard Jimenez, José Ramón Moreno, Alfred Kunz and Bernard Beston.

After the ceremony of the delivery of the FIP Academy Certificates, the FEPA President, José Ramon Moreno presented to Igor Pirc, President of the Organizing Committee of the Alps – Adria Slovenija 2019 Exhibition with the FEPA honorary engraved plate and to Peter Suhadolc as President of the Slovenian Philatelic Association with the FEPA Gold Pin, for their extraordinary contribution to the development of the European Philately.

Left photo: Alfred Kunz, José Ramón Moreno, Igor Pirc and Bernard Beston, Right Photo, Peter Suhadolc, Alfred Kunz and José Ramón Moreno