SILFI 2015 26-27 September
Photo: The presentation of the FEPA 2014 Certificate of Appreciation to Djurs Filatelistiske Højskole (The Djurs Philatelic Highschool) for outstanding activities for the promotion of philately. Birthe King presents the Certificate to Jens Sørensen and Hans Urbak from the Highschool’s Executive Committee – Hans Urbak is one of the founder members. In the background Per Friis Mortensen, Chairman of the Jury at the exhibition.
SILFI was a Danish national exhibition arranged by the local Silkeborg Frimærkeklub, and it took place in the new Arena Midt sports hall in nearby Kjellerup. There were 76 competitive exhibits covering Youth Philately, Open Philately, Postcards, Traditional Philately, Postal History, Thematic Philately, Postal Stationery, Airmail, and Literature, nine non-competitive exhibits, and four invited exhibits. The 20 stands comprised dealers, post offices, and philatelic organisations. A very lively and enjoyable exhibition.
It had been agreed that it would be appropriate to present the FEPA Certificate of Appreciation 2014 to Djurslands Filatelistiske Højskole immediately before the awards ceremony, and to great applause the Certificate was handed to Jens Sørensen and Hans Urbak from the Executive Committee.
This award was given for outstanding activities for the promotion of philately and to develop philately according to future needs and current trends among Danish philatelists. The philatelic Highschool was founded in 1986, and since then every winter eight seminars with very varied topics have been arranged with speakers from Denmark, Norway, Sweden and a couple from the United Kingdom. Hans Urbak, one of the original founding members, thanked FEPA and encouraged everyone to come to the new season’s programme. The High school is supported by Danmarks Filatelist Forbund, the Danish Philatelic Federation.