09/10/2013 (P1732)
Contact: Judy Johnson

2013 APS Chapter and Affiliates Website Competition

The American Philatelic Society is pleased to announce the winners in its second Chapter and Affiliates Web Awards recognizing website excellence. The competition was open to all APS chapter clubs, club or federation run stamp shows, and affiliates. This year a total of twenty-seven groups participated. Each website was evaluated in a variety of areas, including overall content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, and interactivity.

All entrants received a certificate and distinctive electronic award badge to post on their site signifying their award level and the competition year. The 2014 competition will be held in the spring; details are available at www.stamps.org/cac/ and also will be announced in the philatelic press.

Congratulations to one and all!

American First Day Cover Society/Americover Stamp Show (www.afdcs.org)
American Topical Association/National Topical Stamp Show (www.americantopicalassn.org)
China Stamp Society (www.chinastampsociety.org)
Sports Philatelists International (www.sportstamps.org)

American Air Mail Society (www.americanairmailsociety.org)
APS Writers Unit #30 (www.wu30.org)
International Philatelic Music Study Group (www.motivgruppe-musik.de/indexe.html)
ORAPEX Stamp Show (www.orapex.ca)
Postal History Society of Canada (www.postalhistorycanada.net)
Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library (www.rmpldenver.org)
Stamporama.com (www.stamporama.com)
Syracuse Stamp Club (www.syracusestampclub.org)
US Philatelic Classics Society (www.uspcs.org)

Nevada Stamp Study Society/Greater Reno Stamp & Cover Show (www.renostamp.org)
Poster Stamp Collectors Club (www.posterstampcc.org)
Rochester Philatelic Association/ROPEX Stamp Show (www.rpastamps.org)
Sequoia Stamp Club/PENPEX Stamp Show (www.penpex.org)
Ships on Stamps Unit (www.shipsonstamps.org)

ATA Europa Study Unit (www.europastudyunit.org)
Buffalo Stamp Club (www.buffalostampclub.org)
Internet Philatelic Dealers Association (www.ipdastamps.org)
Malaria Philatelists International (MPI) (www.malariastamps.com/mpi/)
Meter Stamp Society (www.meterstampsociety.com)
Pitcairn Islands Study Group (www.pisg.net)

Biology Unit of ATA (www.biophilately.org)
Graphics Philately Association (www.graphics-stamps.org)
Lighthouse Stamp Society (www.lighthousestampsociety.org)

Results are posted online Click here. Certificates were presented to representatives of each group at APS StampShow 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

About this year’s judges….

Currently residing in Roswell, Georgia (a northern suburb of Atlanta), Steve Swain has collected stamps for more than fifty years with interests in U.S. revenues, postal history, air mail, and the American Civil War. His philatelic articles have appeared in online and print a variety of publications, including The American Philatelist, U.S. Stamp News, and The Philatelic Communicator. Steve is a Senior Manager in the Tax and Accounting division of Thomson Reuters with primary responsibility for the design and creation of tax software training materials.

Albert W. Starkweather of Tampa, Florida has working experience in all phases of communications — book, magazine, and newspaper editing; photography and video; print and web design; layout, consulting, and printing. He currently edits the all-digital Stamp Insider, journal of the Federation of New York Philatelic Societies, and formerly edited The Philatelic Communicator, journal of APS Writers Unit #30, among others. He has developed or redesigned numerous philatelic and non-philatelic websites over many decades.