To honour and in memory of the late Walter Grob of Switzerland, a great collector and pioneer of Scout philately, an award has been established.

His family is prepared to make a prize of 500 ChF (Swiss francs) every second year. It will be presented at each EuroScout Exhibition, beginning with EuroScout 2012 at Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Germany.

An IFSCO team comprising former IFSCO Presidents present at the EuroScout Exhibitions will select one of the displays on show at EuroScout and will decide what display will be awarded, the sponsor, if present, will hand over the award, and otherwise will be informed accordingly.

The criteria for receiving this award are:

  1. Only “first time” displays are eligible, i.e. it should not have taken part in a former competition.
  2. Not the value of the items on show, but the development of the theme is the main criteria.
  3. The FIP regulations for the “Open Class” shall be applied.
  4. This competition is open to all collectors worldwide.

The “Walter Grob Award” is meant to promote Scout Philately and to encourage collectors to create a display.