NZPF Northern Region established 1998 changed name from Association of New Zealand Philatelic Judges 2022


Philatelic Judges New Zealand (PJNZ) does not have regular meetings but arranges infrequent, informal meetings, generally at national Exhibitions, and holds occasional seminars.


The PJNZ objectives are to:

  • establish judging standards and set procedures for judging philatelic exhibits,
  • provide philatelic judging education and training,
  • liaise with and provide assistance and guidance to NZPF on all matters related to judging,
  • improve the standard, consistency and fairness of judging standards,
  • provide guidance and assistance on judging and exhibiting methods and standards when requested, and
  • encourage and advance the philately generally.

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A newsletter Philatelic Judges Forum is published three times a year to keep members informed about judging matters within New Zealand and internationally and also to provide a forum for discussion.

Judging Workshops

One of the main purposes of the PJNZ is in the area of judging education. At regular intervals the PJNZ plans running judging workshops. These are seen as an essential means by which judges can maintain their skills and knowledge. Some workshops will not be exclusively for judges. Exhibitors, who wish to understand more of the judging process, may also be welcome.


Membership is open to all judges and apprentices approved by NZPF (full membership) and to others interested – both individuals and societies (associate members). Please contact the Secretary.