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Apprentice Philatelic Judge
Apprentice Literature Judge

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Application
1.1 The secretary of the New Zealand Philatelic Federation (NZPF) shall receive a duly completed application form from a person wishing to serve as an apprentice judge at national exhibitions. If the application is for a literature apprenticeship, details of any authorship or editorial experience should be attached.
1.2 An applicant:
  1. to be a philatelic judge, must be a member of the Association of New Zealand Philatelic Judges (ANZPJ);
  2. to be a literature judge, must be a member of a society, club or association which is a financial member of NZPF.
1.3 An application to become an apprentice judge when received by the secretary of NZPF will be considered by the NZPF executive at its first meeting after receipt of the application.
1.4 In considering an application to become an apprentice judge the following criteria are to be met:

  1. The applicant must have an exhibit (excluding literature).
  2. The exhibit must be of five or more frames and have been exhibited within the last five years at an approved exhibition in a competitive philatelic section.
  3. The exhibit must have received at least 75 points (national silver-gold or international large silver).
  4. the applicant must be a person of good moral standing.
1.5 Literature Judges:

  1. If the application is to become an apprentice judge for literature, paragraphs 1.4 a, b and c will not apply but any exhibits should be shown on the application form.
  2. In addition, the applicant must have literary ability and be well-versed in philately.
1.6 In considering an application to become an apprentice judge the NZPF executive will also take into consideration other relevant factors such as:

  1. Whether the applicant has attended at least one appropriate judging seminar in New Zealand or Australia.
  2. Whether the applicant has previous experience in judging at club or regional level competitions.
  3. The range of collecting interests of the applicant and of his or her exhibits at various levels.
  4. Whether the applicant is a member of the Association of New Zealand Philatelic Judges.
1.7 Applications for judge apprenticeships in the postcard class will only be accepted if recommended by the New Zealand Postcard Society.
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Advancement to the National Judges Register
2.1 Once a person’s apprenticeship application has been approved, advancement to the National Judges Register will depend solely upon recommendations received from the chairmen of the jury under whom the apprenticeships were served. Favourable reports must be received from the jury chairman of two national exhibitions or one national exhibition in the case of literature and youth. When added to the National Judges Register, the apprentice will be notified in writing by the secretary of NZPF.
2.2 A jury apprenticeship may not be served if the appointment was “ex-officio” [i.e. by virtue of a position held on an exhibition’s organizing committee]
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Removal of an Apprentice from the National Judges Register
3.1 At an annual review of the national judges register, the NZPF may remove the name of an apprentice who has not been offered an apprenticeship at an approved exhibition in the preceding five years. Any such change will be notified in writing to the person concerned by the secretary of NZPF. In addition, any person on the register may request that their name be removed.
3.2 An apprentice removed from the national judges register at an annual review may re-apply, as convenient.

Effective 1 April 2013