For enduring contributions that help guarantee the future of the hobby
Established in 1991, the APS Kehr Award recognizes one living philatelist each year who, for a period of at least five years, has demonstrated one or more of the following:
- Making philately attractive as a hobby to newcomers
- Working directly with newcomers, especially young people
- Developing and administering programs aimed at recruiting newcomers.
The winner is announced at the Society’s winter meeting or some other suitable site the following year.
- Nominations may be submitted in writing to: E. A. Kehr Award Subcommittee, c/o APS, 100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823.
- The nomination should include the name of the nominee and the accomplishments for which nominated, supported by appropriate documentary materials.
- Nominations are generally accepted until December 15 of each year. .
- Nominations considered but not selected in a given year may be kept for a total of three years and will be considered in subsequent years. However, nominees may again be nominated or may be reinstated by a subcommittee member for further consideration.
Eligibility for the Kehr Award:
- Preference will be given to nominees who are from the USA and its territories.
- Nominees must be living when nominated.
- Membership in the American Philatelic Society is not a prerequisite to being a nominee.
- Board members of the APS and APRL will not be eligible for consideration while holding an elective office.
- Staff members are not eligible for the award.
- The award may be won only once.
- A person employed in a philatelically related profession is eligible for the award provided that the efforts were outside of paid professional endeavors.