To be presented annually to any person who has made an outstanding philatelic contribution to the area of Irish philately. Each year, the vice president serving as Awards Committee Chairperson will appoint a committee to select the recipient. The committee will be composed of not less than three members, at least one of whom will be a holder of the award. The chairperson of this committee will be designated by the vice president.
The person(s) selected need not be a member(s) of the ÉPA. If in the opinion of the committee, no outstanding philatelic contribution has been made during the year, the award need not be made for the period.