www.PaleoPhilatelie.eu website on Digital Philatelic Literature Competitions

Medals of Paleophilatelie website
Ratings and reviews for paleophilatelie.eu
Since 2018 Paleophilatelie.eu has successfully participated in international competitions of philatelic websites in the Electronic-Literature category.

I aim to popularize the topic and attract other, especially youth, philatelists and improve quality of my website.

 Current Awards collection of Paleophilatelie website is:
However, after participation in several international philatelic website competitions, I have to say that the "exhibiting" element is total missing from the website competition. The only way for visitors to know this category exists, is to read the names in the list of participants. While physical frames are clearly "on show", digital material is invisible because there is no computer screen, notebook, or other electronic display to indicate its existence, even in the simple form of a rotating slide show. I hope it will change in the future and digital exhibits will be treated more like traditional show displays.

Awards and Certificates of www.PaleoPhilatelie.eu website

In November 2018 "Paleophilatelie" website participated in philatelic websites competition at philatelic literature class at CHICAGOPEX 2019 stamps show, that took place between November 22-24 at  Westin Chicago Northwest Hotel in Illinois, USA.  The show organized by the oldest and very famous philatelic club of USA - Chicago Philatelic Society. CHICAGOPEX is one of the oldest philatelic shows in the world and opened its doors for 133rd time this year. It counts to one of the most prestigious philatelic events in USA, when jury applies the very high standards and have very hight expectations from every participant.  Distinguished from many other philatelic shows participation was open for everybody no membership in any club or society or points from any previous shows were required from participants.
Unfortunately, similar to all previous shows where this website have participated, digital exhibits were invisible for a wide public, It was mention in the brochure with participants list only.  No monitors or Internet cafe installed there to allow visitors to go on-line and inspect websites that took place in the competition.

"www.Paleophilatelie.eu" website  awarded by Large Vermeil Medal with  score of  81  points out of 100 in  Literature category, where printed and digital media compete one with other, perhaps because only 4 websites participated in the competition.

This is the 3rd Large Vermeil medal of this website and the second from USA based philatelic shows.
More details coming soon.

Certificate of Award of Paleophilatelie website at National Philatelic Show in Belatrus, Brest 2019 Medal of participation at National Philatelic Show in Belatrus, Brest 2019In September 2019 "Paleophilatelie" website participated in philatelic websites competition at philatelic literature class at BELPHILA 2019, Belarus, the 10th National Philatelic Exhibition, that took place between 4-8 September and celebrated the millennium anniversary of Brest.
The BelPhila 2019 exhibition has been organized by the Belarusian Communications and Information Ministry, the Belpochta postal service, the Brest City Hall, and the Belarusian Union of Philatelists with participation of the Culture Ministry, the Information Ministry, and the National Art Museum.

The main aim of the 10th National Philatelic Exhibition is to attract attention to philately in Belarus.

"www.Paleophilatelie.eu" website  awarded by Gold Medal with 96 points out of 100.
This is the first Gold medal and the highest score won by this website !

The package received from the stamps show includes not only the Certificate and the Medal, but also many philatelic souvenirs: commemorative postal stationery, two booklets with mint commemorative Blocks "1000 years since the first written reference of Brest" which issued in limited quantity of 2000 only and a book "Postage stamps of Republic Belarus: 2017" with all mint stamps and blocks issued in the country during the year, as well as a brochure from the stamp show with list of all participators. It is very generous gifts, especially due the fact that there are was no participation fees.
The only missing thing is the feedback from jury. Distinguished from other philatelic exhibits the Gold medal is the best prize of the show. (Large Gold medal is not available.)

Certificate of Award of Paleophilatelie website at National Topical Stamp Show organized by American Philatelic Society in cooperation with American Topical Association, Omaha Nebraska 2019 "National Topical Stamp Show" of American Philatelic Society and American Topical Association in Omaha, USAAugust 2019 "Paleophilateie" website participated in philatelic websites competition at philatelic literature class at "National Topical Stamp Show" organized by American Philatelic Society in cooperation with American Topical Association, that took place in Omaha, Nebraska, USA between 1-4 August.
This is a very large and very popular annual event among North American philatelist with over 800 exhibition frames.

"www.Paleophilatelie.eu" website  awarded by Large Vermeil Medal in "Electronic" Literature sub-category with score of 83 points out of 100.

Due the fact that synopsis of the website not forwarded by the show organizers to the jury, some of juries comments was irrelevant. Other comments, especially about "Treatment" section was useful and lead to redesign of home page and several other main pages of the website.

It was a pleasure and good experience to participate the show and I was happy to get some comments of the jury, but was disappointed by the fact that most of the visitors weren't aware about website competition as no screens nor monitors installed there to provide visitors a possibility to visit it. The only place where visitors was able to get information about participated website is a brochure with list of all participators and addresses of websites.
"The Participation of PWO Members in the APS Stamp Show 2019" article contains my interview and comments of other participator of the show.

Certificate of Award of Paleophilatelie website at ITALY2018 exhibition of philatelic literature In November 2018 "Paleophilateie" website participated in "ITALIA 2018" Exhibition of Philatelic Literature, that took place in Verona, Italy, between 23-25 November 2018 (initially planed to be in Milan in March 2018) .
The Philatelic Literature Exhibition Italia 2018 is a specialized national exhibition with international participation, organized by the Federazione fra le Società Filateliche Italiane (Fsfi) under the patronage of the Federation of the European Philatelic Associations (Fepa). Italia 2018 has been granted the patronage of the European Academy of Philately (Aep), the Association Internationale des Journalistes Philatéliques (Aijp) and the Unione stampa filatelica italiana (Usfi), and the scientific advice of the Istituto di Studi Storici Postali “Aldo Cecchi” in Prato.
Over 30 philatelic websites participated in the competition. All awards, except Grand Prix presented in the form of digital diplomas (.pdf files).

"www.Paleophilatelie.eu" website  awarded by Large Vermeil Medal with score of 81 points out of 100.

Unfortunately, jury provided the score split only, without any feedback or comments. Really pity as the score itself doesn't allow to draw any conclusion how to improve a website for next competition. I also have a doubt if anybody except the jury was aware about the websites competition and visited it during or right after the show. according to a fellow collector who visited the show, no screen or monitors installed there to allow visitors to see participated websites.

The next competitions where Paleophilatelie.eu will participate are:

  • June          25-28, 2020 Ostropa 2020 in Germany
  • Mai           06-09, 2021 IBRA2021     in Germany
  • November 19-22, 2021 NOTOS 2021 in Greece

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