WSC Judging Rules

In a World Stamp Championship Exhibition, the Jury Presidium (President, Vice-Presidents, Jury Secretary, Senior Consultant and Honorary President) shall recommend exhibits in the Championship Class which may be considered for the World Stamp Champion award. All Team leaders have the right to propose additional candidates, after which a final number of exhibits shall be shortlisted by consensus of all jurors.
The World Stamp Champion, 1st runner-up and 2nd Runner-up awards shall be carried out by secret ballot of the full jury. In the event of a tie, the vote of the President of the Jury is decisive. 
The secret votes shall be sealed in an envelope and kept by the Jury Secretary until the Palmares night for the counting of votes and announcement of the results.
Every exhibit in the World Stamp Championship Class shall receive a medal of appreciation, it does not count as a large gold award in a FIP exhibition.
The World Stamp Champion shall receive the FIP World Stamp Championship prize. The 1st Runner Up and 2nd Runner Up shall each receive an object d’art.