09/06/2013 (P1731)
Contact: Judy Johnson

2012 CAC Newsletter Competition and Stamp Show Program Awards

The American Philatelic Society’s Chapter Activities Committee (CAC) has announced the winners in its 2012 Newsletter and Stamp Show Program Competitions. The newsletters and show programs submitted to the competitions by APS chapters were on display at StampShow 2013.

The purpose of the annual CAC competition is to spotlight stamp club and federation newsletter editors, to acknowledge their hard work on behalf of philately, and to publicize it within the philatelic community. In addition to the awards themselves, each submission receives a judges’ critique on the newsletter’s content and format, with suggestions for possible improvements.

The 2012 newsletters were judged by a panel of three APS-accredited literature judges who are experienced editors and writers. They were David W. McNamee, Kenneth H. Trettin, and Michael D. Dixon.

Class I (Single-Page Publications)
Driftwood (Long Beach Stamp Club), edited by Lloyd Baumann, Huntington Beach, CA

Class II (Multi-Page Publications)
Knoxville Philatelic Society News (Knoxville Philatelic Society), edited by Thomas W. Broadhead, Knoxville, TN
The Shoebox (Lakeshore Stamp Club, Inc.), edited by Raymond W. Ireson, Roxboro, PQ, Canada
Stamping Around (Mid-Cities Stamp Club), edited by Peter Elias, Plano, TX
The Postmaster
(New Haven Philatelic Society), Campbell Buchanan, Branford, CT
Philatelic Society of Lancaster County (Philatelic Society of Lancaster), edited by Paul Petersen, Lancaster, PA
Saugeen Stamp Club Bulletin (Saugeen Stamp Club), edited by Ralph Wyndham, Lucknow, ON, Canada
The Ventura County Philatelic Society Newsletter (Ventura County Philatelic Society), edited by John Weigle, Ventura, CA

Calgary Philatelist (Calgary Philatelic Society), edited by Dale Speirs, Calgary, AB, Canada
Stamping About Town(Charlottesville Stamp Club), edited by William W. Sihler, Keswick, VA
The Watermark (Clearwater Stamp Club), edited by Bob Blizzard, Clearwater, FL
Hollywood Philatelist (Hollywood Stamp Club), edited by Enrique Setaro, Miami, FL
Palo Duro Philatelist (Palo Duro Philatelic Society), edited by John Abrams, Albuquerque, NM
Stamp Chatter (Sequoia Stamp Club), edited by Hank Washauer, San Carlos, NM
Wilkinsburg Stamp Club Newsletter (Wilkinsburg Stamp Club), edited by Thomas C. Reiff, Pittsburgh, PA

Milwaukee Philatelist (Milwaukee Philatelic Society, Inc.), edited by Carol Schutta, Milwaukee, WI

Classes for the Stamp Show Program competition are: Class I — for single-page programs, Class II — multi-page and Class III includes multi-page programs from shows co-sponsored either by an APS Chapter, a state federation, World Series of Philately show, a national or international show/bourse, including those that combine stamps with other collectibles.

Judges for this competition were Patricia Walker, Danforth Walker, and Stephen Schumann.

Class II
National Topical Stamp Show 2012 (American Topical Association), edited by Frederick C. Skvara, Bridgewater, NJ
Delpex 2012 (Brandywine Valley Stamp Club), edited by John C. Graper, Wilmington, DE

Class III
Bnapex 2012 Caltapex (Calgary Philatelic Society), edited by Dale Speirs, Calgary, AB, Canada

Sescal 2012 (Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California), edited by John Weigle, Ventura, CA