Awards at Local & National (WSP) Shows (other than NTSS)

Awards

For shows with 30 or more frames in competition:

• ATA First Award – Medal & Ribbon (All shows)

• ATA Second Award – Medal & Ribbon (30+ Frames)

• ATA Third Award – Medal & Ribbon (30+ Frames)

• ATA One-Frame Award – Medal & Ribbon (All shows)

• ATA Youth Award – Medal & Ribbon (All shows)

For shows with less than 30 frames in competition:

• ATA First Award – Medal & Ribbon (All shows)

• ATA One-Frame Award – Medal & Ribbon (All shows)

• ATA Youth Award – Medal & Ribbon (All shows)

Types of Exhibits Acceptable for these Awards

Note: MoJE7 refers to the APS Manual of Philatelic Judging and Exhibiting (7th edition, 2016)

1. The MoJE7 (3.5.13; Appendix 2.1.14) defines a thematic exhibit as one that develops a nonphilatelic subject (e.g. trains) by illustrating it with a wide variety of appropriate philatelic material, and supporting it with associated thematic and philatelic text to tell a story.

2. The ATA defines a thematically-organized exhibit as one that develops a nonphilatelic subject (e.g. trains) into a theme to tell a story, accompanied by thematic and philatelic text. It may be a conventional exhibit type (e.g. Display Exhibits or Postcard Exhibits) or, consistent with MoJE7, one that doesn’t fall within any of the conventional exhibit categories as long as it is thematically organized. When an application is received, the Exhibits Chair examines the exhibit’s plan and determines whether the exhibit meets these criteria.

3. The MoJE7 (3.5.14) defines a topical exhibit as one that is composed of a variety of philatelic items, the design of which illustrates a specific topic or subject, using a logical organizational structure, rather than telling a story.

4. The ATA defines a topically-organized exhibit as one in which the items illustrate a specific nonphilatelic topic or subject (e.g. trains), using a logical organizational structure (rather than telling a story), and are accompanied by subject and philatelic text. It may be a conventional exhibit type (e.g. Display Exhibits or Postcard Exhibits) or, consistent with MoJE7, one that doesn’t fall within any of the conventional exhibit categories as long as it is topically organized. When an application is received, the Exhibits Chair examines the exhibit’s plan and determines whether the exhibit meets these criteria.

NOTES

a. All of the above types of exhibits are eligible for all ATA multi-frame or one-frame awards.

b. There is no limit on the number of awards an exhibit can receive.

c. All award recipients must have received at least a Bronze in the show’s competition.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT ATA AWARDS

ALL ATA AWARDS ARE OFFERED TO STAMP SHOWS FREE OF CHARGE

Shows requesting awards agree to:

• Distribute ATA information/brochures during the show. The show management or awards chair should request information if needed.

• After the show, send the name of the award winner(s) and the title of the exhibit(s) to the ATA Awards Director for publication in the ATA journal, Topical Time. Names of winners will be excluded if requested, or a pseudonym may be used.

• Return the award(s) to the ATA if for any reason they are not presented, unless arrangements are made to hold the award(s) until the next annual show.

Award Forms

Click here for the ATA Award Order Form 

Click here for the Show Report Form

Return forms to:

Lynn Vernon
ATA Awards Coordinator
8430 Iris Rd
Plymouth   IN 46563-9055 USA

vscs@embarqmail.com


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