National Philatelic Judges Criteria

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Requirements for remaining on the register of national philatelic judges
1.1 The person remains of good moral standing and remains a member of the Association of New Zealand Philatelic Judges (ANZPJ).
1.2 The person has within the last five years entered in a competitive philatelic section of an approved exhibition an exhibit of three frames or more which has been awarded at least 75 points (national vermeil or international large silver).
1.3
  • The person has judged at an approved exhibition in the preceding three years.or
  • The person has attended an ANZPJ or other New Zealand Philatelic Federation (NZPF) approved judging seminar in the preceding three years.
1.4 For purposes of Paragraphs 1.2 and 1.3 above as well as for the exhibiting qualifications for judge apprentices, the following are approved exhibitions:

  • New Zealand national exhibitions (i.e. with NZPF patronage)
  • Australian national exhibitions (as a result of our accord with the Australian Philatelic Federation)
  • International exhibitions with FIAP patronage, auspices or support
  • International exhibitions, including continental exhibitions (e.g. FEPA), with FIP patronage, auspices or recognition.

National exhibitions in the United States of America are specifically not approved for these purposes (except when they have been sanctioned by the FIP).

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Failure to qualify
2.1 Any judge who after four years no longer meets the exhibit requirements of Paragraph 1.2 above will be sent a notice thereof by the secretary of NZPF and advised that they need to meet the exhibit requirements of Paragraph 1.2 within the following twelve months.
2.2 Any judge who after two years no longer meets the requirements of Paragraph 1.3 above will be sent a notice thereof by the secretary of NZPF and advised that they need to meet those requirements within the following twelve months.
2.3 Any judge who no longer meets any one of the requirements of Paragraph 1 above will be removed from the National Judges Register.
2.4 Former judges who successfully re-apply to be placed on the National Judges Register need serve only one successful apprenticeship.
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Exceptions
3.1 The NZPF reserves the right to grant dispensation from these rules under special circumstances, providing application for such dispensation is made in writing to the secretary of NZPF no later than one calendar month prior to the NZPF annual general meeting.
3.2 An application to be included on the National Judges Register will be considered from a judge of another jurisdiction (on becoming a New Zealand resident). Such application must be supported by the recommendation of his or her previous national body.
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Requirements for remaining on the National Judges Register as a literature judge
4.1 The person remains of good moral standing and remains a member of a society, club or association which is a financial member of the NZPF.
4.2 New Zealand national literature exhibitions are normally held every two years and are well regarded internationally. They have a different organizational structure to other national exhibitions and it is desirable to maintain a pool of literature judges in each region. Literature judges require a different set of skills and the two-year criteria in paragraph 1.3 above is not appropriate.
4.3 A literature judge will be deemed to have retired if they have not judged within the previous twelve years (equivalent to two literature exhibitions in each region at two yearly intervals).
4.4 If a person ceases to be on the National Judges Register as a national judge, they shall also be removed from the National Judges Register as a literature judge unless an application to remain a literature judge is made to and approved by NZPF.
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Judges register to be presented to AGM
The National Judges Register will be presented to members at the NZPF annual general meeting.