The American Philatelic Society has announced the winners in its 2017 Newsletter Competition.
The purpose of the annual newsletter 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.
This year, Judy Johnson, Competition Manager, was joined by judges Donald J. Chenevert Jr., Springfield, Missouri; Gary W. Loew, Atlanta, Georgia; Jessica Catherine Rodrigeux, San Jose, California.
"We are fortunate to have this level of expertise assisting us in the judging and it speaks to the value of the competition," said Johnson.
Twenty entries were submitted in Class II — Multi-Page Publications category. Winners are:
Calgary Philatelist (Calgary Philatelic Society), edited by Dale C. Speirs, Calgary, AB, Canada
Hollywood Philatelist (Hollywood Stamp Club), edited by Enrique Setaro, Miami, FL
Knoxville Philatelic Society News (Knoxville Philatelic Society), edited by Tom Broadhead, Knoxville, TN
Stamping Around (Mid-Cities Stamp Club), edited by Peter Elias, Plano, TX
The Postmaster (New Haven Philatelic Society), edited by Campbell Buchanan, Branford, CT
Newsletter of the PSLC (Philatelic Society of Lancaster Co.), edited by Paul Petersen, Lancaster, PA
Rockford Stamp Notes (Rockford Stamp Club), edited by Timothy G. Wait, Rockford, IL
Scribblings (Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library), edited by Jeff Modesitt, Littleton, CO
San Jose Stamp Club (San Jose Stamp Club), edited by Jim Steinwinder, San Jose, CA
Stamp Chatter (Sequoia Stamp Club), edited by Ed Bierman, Redwood City, CA
The Stamp The Stamp Forum Newsletter (Forum/APS Chapter 1591), edited by Nelson Laviolette, Woodbridge, VA
Wichita Stamp Club Newsletter (Wichita Stamp Club), edited by Jeff Lough, Lawrence, KS
Wilkinsburg Stamp Club News (Wilkinsburg Stamp Club), edited by Deborah Foltyn, Pittsburgh, PA
The Chattanooga Stamp Chronicle (Chattanooga Stamp Club), edited by Gene Bricker, Ringgold, GA
The Greater Philadelphia Stamp & Collectors Club Newsletter (Greater Philadelphia Stamp & Collectors Club), edited by Ed Weisberg, Willow Grove, PA
Huntsville Philatelic Club Newsletter (Huntsville Philatelic Club), edited by Arthur J. Cole, Huntsville, AL
Palo Duro Philatelist (Palo Duro Philatelic Society), edited by John Abrams, Albuquerque, NM
The Magnifying Glass (Wyoming Valley Stamp Club), edited by Ron Breznay, Hanover, PA
Brattleboro Stamp Club Newsletter (Brattleboro Stamp Club), edited by Joseph Antosiewicz and Marshall Brooks, Swanzey, NH
The Atomic Mariner (N.S. Savannah Chapt. #109 of the USCS), edited by Arthur J. Cole, Huntsville, AL