|The ‘New Zealand Medal of Philatelic Administration’ (the medal) was approved and first awarded in 2018 by the New Zealand Philatelic Federation (NZPF).
|Funding for the medals is provided by John Paston.
|The medal is awarded as considered appropriate by the ‘Medal of Philatelic Excellence’ award committee (the award committee) listed below (5.1) or its successors, but not necessarily each year.
|The medal may be awarded to a person who has demonstrated outstanding service in respect to philatelic administration within New Zealand but outside of local club or society administration.
|The person must:
|Previous awards from within New Zealand or from overseas countries shall not preclude a person from receiving the medal.
|The medal may be awarded only once to any one person and may not be awarded posthumously.
|Serving members of the Federation executive committee may receive the medal.
|Members of the award committee may receive the medal.
|Persons are identified by the award committee for consideration and will be assessed by the award committee based on merit.
|The committee will submit their recommendation for bestowal of the medal to the President of NZPF for approval.
|A record of the recipients together with copies of the citations will be maintained by a means to be decided by NZPF.
|The award committee shall be three active philatelists and be separate from the NZPF awards committee.
|When and where necessary, the award committee will appoint a replacement member.
|The executive committee of NZPF may amend the criteria and administrative procedures for the medal as and when required only after consultation and in agreement with the award committee.