Star Route Awards, Calling all APS chapter newsletters and websites

2022 Star Route Awards

The APS is proud to re-launch the chapter newsletter and website competitions named the Star Route Awards. Since the mid-1800s, the Star Routes were the most challenging routes in the country to deliver U.S. mail. Congress called for contractors to deliver the mail with “celerity, certainty, and security,” soon replaced with three stars. Our chapters serve and grow the hobby in those same tough terrains with that same mission. 

Submission of Chapter Newsletters and Websites opened on June 8, 2022. The deadline to submit is 5 PM Eastern on August 4, 2022. After judges evaluate and provide feedback for the newsletter and websites, we will announce the results in October during National Stamp Collecting Month.

Please encourage your club to participate in the competition and take part in showing our stars!

2022 Star Route Awards


Grand Champion

Poway Stamp Club

Large Gold

Empire State Postal History Society

Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections


Knoxville Philatelic Society

North Toronto Stamp Club

Large Vermeil

Philatelic Society of Lancaster County

Canal Zone Study Group

Calgary Philatelic Society

Gay and Lesbian History on Stamps

Big Lick Stamp Club


Poster Stamp Collectors Club


Errors, Freaks and Oddities Collectors' Club

Large Silver

Birmingham Stamp Club

Rochester Philatelic Association

Midwest Philatelic Society


Wyoming Valley Stamp Club

San Antonio Philatelic Association

The Stamp Forum

Dayton Stamp Club


Grand Champion

Poway Stamp Club Newsletter

Large Gold


The Canal Zone Philatelist

The Chairman's Chatter


Huntsville Philatelic Club Newsletter

The Magnifying Glass

Stamp Chatter

Knoxville Philatelic Society News

Boletin Filatelico

Gay and Lesbian History on Stamps Journal

The Philatelic Society of Lancaster Newsletter

Large Vermeil

Greater Richmond Stamp Club Newsletter

Newsletter of the North Toronoto Stamp Club

WE Expressions


Hinges & Tongs

The Kicking Mule


Calgary Philatelist

Large Silver

The Messenger

The Philatex


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