The most prestigious award presented by the American Philatelic Society to a living philatelist for distinguished contributions - to Philately, to Research, and to the Society.
Honors deceased individuals for outstanding contributions to philately.
Recognizes the outstanding efforts of our volunteers at national and local levels; and recognizes our younger members whose outstanding leadership is crucial to our future.
Bestowed annually upon an individual for enduring contributions that help to guarantee the future of the hobby.
To recognize the best article to appear in The American Philatelist.
For the best article published in a single year of The Philatelic Literature Review.
For furthering philatelic knowledge through philatelic literature.
For the best paper presented at the Winton F. Blount Postal History Symposium that year.
To recognize a dealer who has contributed to the efforts of the APS and the hobby.
Granted throughout the year to individuals for exceptional membership recruiting. Recipients receive an engraved plaque.
Members who attain 25 and 50 years of continuous membership are recognized each year at StampShow or the Winter Show. Members who cannot attend either show receive their recognition by mail in September.
Awarded by the Writers Unit in recognition of outstanding service and scholarship by authors, editors and publishers.
The annual APS club website and newsletter competition
For APS Chapters and Affiliates to honor their authors by hosting an annual "best article" competition, with the winners highlighted on the APS website.