The nominating process will continue through Dec. 15 for:
- the Luff Award for meritorious contributions to philately;
- the Nicholas G. Carter Volunteer Recognition Award;
- the Ernest A. Kehr Award for enduring contributions to guarantee the future of the hobby; and
- the Charles J. Peterson Philatelic Literature Life Achievement Award.
The deadline for the Dealer of the Year Award, which recognizes a dealer who has contributed to the efforts of the APS and the hobby, is March 15.
Each award has its own application that must be mailed or email to the APS. The award name should be noted on the submitter’s envelope or email subject.
The APS and APRL committees will also meet to nominate candidates for:
- the APS Hall of Fame, honouring deceased philatelists who have made outstanding contributions to philately;
- the U.S. Stamp Society Barbara Mueller Award for the best article appearing in The American Philatelist, the monthly APS journal, in the previous year;
- the Thomas Allen Award for the best article published in The Philatelic Literature Review, the quarterly APRL journal, in the previous year;
- the David Straight Award for the best paper presented at the Winton F. Blount Postal History Symposium; and
- the Writers Unit Hall of Fame, which is sponsored by an APS affiliate, the Writers Unit #30.
All awards are subject to the approval of both the APS and APRL boards.
Winners will be announced before the Chicago 2021 Great American Stamp Show scheduled for Aug. 12-15 in Chicago, Ill.