Upon acceptance into the highly selective YPLF program, Fellows receive an introduction and then choose a specific track upon which to focus their year of study. In each track, Fellows work with a mentor to learn more about exhibiting stamps and covers (Exhibiting Track), writing about philately (Author Track), or becoming a stamp dealer (Dealer Track). A year-long project is produced from within the chosen track and a presentation at StampShow will culminate the experience.
Sample Author Track Activities
Choose a philatelic topic and write an article for publication in a philatelic magazine.
Create a multimedia presentation on a philatelic topic.
Sample Dealer Track Activities
Learn about how stamps and other philatelic materials are valued.
Price and package philatelic materials to sell at a national stamp show.
Create a presentation on the best way to market philatelic material
Sample Exhibitor Track Activities
Choose a stamp topic and build a stamp exhibit that tells its story
Display an exhibit at StampShow
Create a presentation describing the exhibiting experience