Monday, May 02, 2011

Cash Prizes Offered in Promotion of Youth Philately

Round-Up reader Robert Cagna writes to say The British North America Philatelic Society has announced a "Promotion of Youth Philately" contest with cash prizes totaling $500.

According to the society's website, "Teachers, scout and stamp club leaders, as well as any adult who works with youth and the stamp collecting hobby are invited to participate. Do you have a school lesson that uses postage stamps? Are you a youth stamp club volunteer that has developed a new game to make stamp collecting fun? Have you introduced a new project or activity that uses stamps? BNAPS is looking for your new and creative ideas. Three cash prizes of $100 each and four cash prizes of $50 are being offered.

"The contest is open to all individuals who have used postage stamps in a classroom situation such as in a lesson, as well as others such as club leaders and volunteers using stamps as an activity or project. The idea might be the creation of or adaptation of a game where postage stamps are used to emphasize fun and make the hobby more appealing and interesting.

"More than one entry may be made, but each idea must be accompanied by the application.  Applicants need to provide information detailing such things as the materials needed and lesson procedure. Deadline for the receipt of entries is August 31, 2011."

Click here for an application.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM