AAMS Exhibit AWARDS & CRITERIA
An AAMS Grand Award is offered for the best multi-frame exhibit of airmail material. Exhibit does not have to be a traditional aero or astrophilatelic exhibit but may be from any class, providing it has an airmail theme or is comprised primarily of airmail material. Exhibit must have been awarded at least a show vermeil medal. In the event that no exhibit meets these criteria, the award may be given to a single frame exhibit receiving at least a show vermeil medal. As of this update, the award is a Bulova World Clock, suitably engraved.
All airmail exhibits, whether traditional aero or astrophilatelic, or having an airmail theme or comprised primarily of airmail material, will be awarded an AAMS medal based on the show medal results. There presently are 6 medal levels: Large Gold, Gold, Vermeil, Silver, Silver-Bronze, Bronze. These are to match the show medals. Show Large Vermeil medals are to receive AAMS Vermeil medals. Show Large Silver medals are to receive AAMS Silver medals. Matching ribbons will be provided, to be mounted on the first frame of each exhibit.
WSP SHOWS OR OTHER NATIONAL LEVEL SHOWS APPROVED BY APS (non-Convention)
An AAMS Gold medal and ribbon will be provided to each show, provided a request is made of AAMS at least 30 days prior to the show. This medal is to be awarded by the jury to the best airmail multi-frame exhibit (see criteria above) provided it has received at least a vermeil show medal and is one of at least three multi-frame airmail exhibits entered. In the event that there is no multi-frame exhibit that meets the criteria, the medal may be given to a single-frame exhibit that meets the criteria, including being one of at least three single-frame airmail exhibits entered. If there are no multi-frame or single-frame exhibit that meets all criteria, the medal should not be awarded.
REGIONAL OR LOCAL SHOWS
For shows that have at least three multi-frame airmail exhibits (see above criteria) an AAMS medal and ribbon may be awarded to the best airmail exhibit.
For shows that have at least two multi-frame airmail exhibits (see above criteria) the AAMS certificate may be awarded to the best airmail exhibit.
Note that there are no medal-level requirements. The exhibitor does not have to be an AAMS member.
HOW TO OBTAIN THE AWARDS
Convention show awards will be brought to the show by an AAMS representative.
For non-convention WSP and National level awards, and for regional or local show awards, shows should request the appropriate awards at least 30 days prior to the show, by contacting:
Philip J. Stager
4184 51st Ave., S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Please send a show program and palmares, after the show, to the above address, so that the recipients may be recognized in The Airpost Journal.