FEPA Awards Guidelines
FEPA AWARDS 2021
DEFINITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATIONS
FEPA MEDAL FOR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE TO ORGANISED PHILATELY
The medal is awarded to a person who has provided exceptional service to European organised philately.
Candidates must be individuals (not teams or groups pf persons) having provided outstanding (i.e., quality) service. Other philatelic merits (e.g., study and research, exhibiting awards, publications, years of service) per se do not constitute a reason for the award.
The nomination must highlight the nominee’s service to European philately extending beyond purely national achievements.
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.
FEPA MEDAL FOR EXCEPTIONAL PHILATELIC STUDY AND RESEARCH
The medal is awarded for outstanding philatelic study and research as evidenced in a recently-published work which does not necessarily have to be on a European theme. This publication should demonstate high professional standards and stand as a model at the European level of how a work on a philatelic theme should be generated and presented. The medal may be awarded to more than one work, or to none, in any particular year.
A member Federation can submit more than one nomination, presenting works published from 1.1.2020 to 31.12.2021 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.
As the medal is awarded for study and research, nominations should focus principally on these aspects of the work rather than, for example, the author’s distinguished record as an exhibitor or juror.
Nominations must be accompanied by:
• A very short summary of the work setting out the reasons why it is nominated
• 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).
A copy of the work must be sent to Giancarlo Morolli (Seconda Strada 12, San Felice, 20096 Pioltello (MI), Italy) as soon as possible. However, the deadline for receiving the shipment is 15 April 2022.
Furthermore, a digital (pdf format) copy of the book must be transferred to Giancarlo Morolli: firstname.lastname@example.org using We Transfer or a similar platform. He will make the file available to the FEPA Board members as well as to the members of the special panel appointed to assist the Board in awarding the medal. The FEPA Board declares that the pdf file shall be used only for evaluation purposes related the FEPA medal for research.
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 the Literature feature in FEPA News, advertising them to the whole European philatelic community. The runners up for the medal will receive a certificate.
FEPA MEDAL FOR 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 will not necessarily be awarded every year.
• 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.
CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION FOR OUTSTANDING ACTIVITIES FOR THE PROMOTION OF PHILATELY
It is awarded to Societies 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.
• the Society logo in colour (300 dpi, JPG format)
• a letter with the consent of the President of the Society, with signature.
Only the awardees’ names will be published by the FEPA Board; all other nominations shall not be disclosed.
All nominations (and the documents related) must be sent, duly signed by the President of the Federation, by e-mail as PDF documents to Giancarlo Morolli: email@example.com