APS 2017 Web Award Winners

The American Philatelic Society has named the winners in this year’s Chapter and Affiliates Web Awards recognizing website excellence.

Eleven groups participated in the competition that was open to all APS chapter clubs; clubs or federations that run stamp shows; and affiliates. Each site was evaluated in a variety of areas, including overall content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, and interactivity. The judges were Donald J. Chenevert Jr., of Springfield, Missouri, and Lloyd A. de Vries, of Washington Township, New Jersey.

All entrants received a certificate and distinctive electronic award badge to post on their site signifying their award level and competition year. The 2018 competition will be held in the spring with details available at https://stamps.org/Club-Benefits.

Here is a summary of the awards. Congratulations to all!

Gold
American First Day Cover Society (www.afdcs.org)

American Topical Association (www.americantopicalassn.org).

Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections (www.esperstamps.org)

Europa Study Unit (www.europastudyunit.org)

The Stamp Forum (thestampforum.boards.net)

Vermeil
Chicago Philatelic Society (www.chicagopex.org)

Christmas Philatelic Club (www.christmasphilatelicclub.org)

Scandinavian Collectors Club (www.scc-online.org)

Silver Bronze
American Society of Polar Philatelists (www.polarphilatelists.org)

Compex Show Committee (www.compexstampshow.org)

Bronze
Vermont Philatelic Society (www.vermontps.org)

Balpex 2017, Baltimore, MD Area Show — September 1–3

Balpex 2017, sponsored by the Baltimore Philatelic Society, will be held September 1–3 at the Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Rd, Hunt Valley MD 21031. Parking is free. There is a $5 admission for all three days. Children 16 or under free when accompanied by a parent. Adults over 60 are free on Sunday. For a $1 discount coupon visit the Balpex website. Show hours are Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

The World Series of Philately stamp exhibition and bourse will feature:
• more than 60 dealers
• more than 200 frames of exhibits
• Youth room Saturday and Sunday.

Convening societies include:
• The Germany Philatelic Society
• The Royal Philatelic Society of London

Please visit the APS Booth and meet Bill Dixon, Sales Division Circuit Manager, during the show. Ken Martin, APS COO, is judging at the show.

For more information is available on the Balpex website.