Individual Regulations for AAPE 2021 (IREX)
  1. Purpose of the Exhibition
The Abraham Accords Philatelic Exhibition (AAPE) 2021 is a tri-national philatelic exhibition held as a virtual exhibition in view of the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID 19 pandemic. AAPE 2021 is held for the following purposes:
  • To help implement the Abraham Accords signed between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and the United States on August 13th, 2020.
  • To promote friendly relations and close cooperation among the philatelists and stamp collectors of these three countries.
  • To enable philatelists of the three countries to exhibit their collections in public despite the COVID 19 pandemic.
  • To promote philately and stamp collecting in the three countries and worldwide.
  1. Organization
2.1 The Exhibition is organized by the Israeli Philatelic Federation (IPF) in accordance with the General Regulations for Exhibitions of the International Philatelic Federation (FIP). 
2.2 AAPE 2021 is managed and run by an Organizing Committee, which was elected by the board of the IPF. 
2.3 The Exhibition will be held from June 15th through June 30th, 2021.
2.4 The Website for AAPE 2021 will be
2.5 The Website will remain open for at least 3 months after the official closing of the exhibition.
  1. Applicable Regulations
The following regulations shall be applicable for AAPE 2021:
  1. The General Regulations of the FIP for Exhibitions (GREX).
  2. The General Regulations of the FIP for the Evaluation of Competitive Exhibits at FIP Exhibitions (GREV).
  3. The Special Regulations for the Evaluation of Competitive Exhibits at FIP Exhibitions (SREVs).
  1. Conditions of Participation
Exhibiting in AAPE 2021 will be possible for members of the IPF, the Emirates Philatelic Association (EPA) and the American Philatelic Society (APS).  
  1. Exhibition classes
5.1 The following classes will be included in AAPE 2021:

Non-Competitive Classes 
  1. Court of Honor 
For Traditional Philately, Postal History and Thematic Philately exhibits that have been awarded a Large Gold medals at exhibitions with patronage of the Fédération Internationale dePhilatélie (FIP).
Exhibits in the Court of Honor will not be judged, nor will they win any prize other than the participation medal. They will be presented solely for the pleasure of the public, and for recognition in their excellence.
  1. Picture Postcards
Exhibits in this class will not be judged, nor will they win any prize other than the participation medal. They will be presented solely for the pleasure of the public.
Competitive Classes
  1. Traditional Philately
  2. Postal History (including Aerophilately)
  3. Thematic Philately
  4. Single Frame Exhibits
A Single frame exhibit should be marked at the Application Form by 6(x), where X is a number between 3-5, according to the table above and the nature of the exhibit in question. For example, a single frame thematic exhibit should be marked as 6(5).
  1. The Jury 
Exhibits included in the competitive classes will be evaluated by a jury, which will include judges from the 3 countries. The jury will include only accredited FIP judges.
  1. Page Size and Allotment of Frames
7.1 All exhibitors are required to submit to the Organizing Committee scans of their exhibit pages in a JPG format using a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
7.2 Each frame will consist of 16 A4 pages, or 8 A3 pages or 12 pages not exceeding 30×30 centimeters. 
7.3 The exhibit pages will be either white or light colored.
7.4 The exhibit will be written in an official FIP language (i.e., English, French, German, Russian or Spanish).
7.5 Exhibitions included in classes 1-5 will consist of 5 or 8 frames. Exhibitions included in class 6 will consist of 1 frame only.
  1. Allocation of Exhibits for the Participating Countries
8.1 Each of the 3 countries will have the privilege of participating with exhibits according to the following limitations:
8.1.1 A single exhibit in the Court of Honor (Class 1)
8.1.2 Two exhibits in the Picture Postcards Class (Class 2)
8.1.3 Six exhibits in the multi frame Competitive Classes (3 – 5)
8.1.4 Two exhibits in the Single Frame Class (Class 6).
8.2 Each of the 3 countries will have sole discretion in determining the exhibits it wishes to accept. 
8.3 The Organizing Committee strongly recommends that at least half of the exhibits from each country will relate to the Middle East.
8.4 The Organizing Committee strongly recommends for each country to be represented in each of the 6 classes.
8.5 The number of exhibits listed in Section 8.1 above represents the maximum of exhibits allocated for each country. Each country is permitted to participate with fewer exhibits than the numbers listed above.  
  1. Application and Acceptance
9.1 Exhibitors are required to fill an application from and send them to their National Commissioner. 
9.2 Each of the National Commissioners will decide at his sole discretion whether to accept the application or reject it, and will notify the applicants accordingly.
9.3 The National Commissioner will send to the Commissioner General the list of the exhibits representing his country by electronic mail no later than May 1st 2021. The list will be accompanied by the corresponding entry forms, introduction pages and synopsis pages.
9.4 All exhibits must be sent to the Commissioner General, either directly or through the National Commissioner, no later than May 15th 2021.
  1. Critique
The critique will be carried out using several Zoom sessions at times that will be coordinated by the Secretary of the Jury and the National Commissioners. There will be one session for each of the classes 3-5. Single Frame exhibitors will be invited to the session relevant to their exhibit. 
  1. Entry Fee
Participation in AAPE 2021 will be free for participation in all classes.
  1. The Undertaking of the Exhibitor
12.1 By signing the application form the exhibitor reaffirms that he read the Regulations on AAPE 2021 and accepts then.
12.2 By signing the application form the exhibitor confirms that he owns all the items included in his exhibit and that they are in his possession. 
12.3 By signing the application form the exhibitor declares that the scans he provided genuinely reflect the exhibit pages, and in particular the condition of the philatelic items, and that he did not use any software to manipulate the condition or size of the items included in the exhibit.
  1. Address
The Commissioner General for AAPE 2021 is Mr. Yoram Lubianiker.
His mailing address is: 40 Nemal Tel Aviv St., Tel Aviv 6350671, Israel.
Telephone: +972-54-5402723
The exhibition email: