International GOLD award for PASL website

We at PASL are thrilled to announce that we have won our very first international award that we took part in. A Gold medal (highest medal) as well as a Special Award was won for our website The competitive category was ‘Websites and Social Media’ and Class Level received was ‘Advanced’.

‘EXPO FILABRAS 2024’ is a virtual exhibition organised by International Moldovan Philatelic Society (IMPS) and the FILABRAS – Associação dos Filatelistas Brasileiros and was held from 5th to 25th April 2024. 155 participants from 33 countries exhibited 249 exhibits of which 1 from Sri Lanka was exhibited. Only 10 Special Awards were given and we are proud to be 1 of the recipients of this award in addition to the coveted Gold medal.

A superb website that checks all the boxes. In terms of the stated purpose if the site, it seems to achieve all the goals that were set. Particularily impressive are the projects for bringing philatelic awareness to schools. Superb work!
Many thanks for participating at this exhibition.

  • Niall Murphy (Jury member)

The complete list of participants and their awards/certificates can be viewed via this link.


Objective of EXPOFILABRAS 2024

To promote Philately via the Internet and to encourage/train new philatelists, the exhibition being a fraternization between philatelists and the general public, with a didactic and cultural nature.


EXPOFILABRAS 2024 had 5 Classes for the presentation of the works:
Competitive Classes: competing for Jury awards:

1 – General Collections:
The General Collections Class was subdivided into 3 groups:
– Beginner Philatelist Group
– Intermediary Philatelist Group
– Advanced Philatelist Group
In this Class, all general collections are accepted. These include, but are not limited to: traditional Philately, thematic Philately, postal stationery, fiscal stamps, postal history, Aerophilately, Astrophilately, Open Philately, Maximaphily, postcards, FDCs etc..

2 – Websites and Social Media

This class includes: philatelic websites, blogs, social media and non-commercial online catalogues.

Non-Competitive Classes: not competing for Jury awards:

3 – Non-Competitive Collections;

4 – Philatelic Literature;

5 – Official Websites*

*The Class “Official Websites” is reserved for the sites of national postal operators, postal authorities and their official agents, postal museums, postage stamp printers, postage stamp designers and engravers. Participation in this Class is by invitation of the Organizing Committee only.


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