Youth Champion of Champions Winners - 2013

Jesse Chevrier, age 16 from Canada, was crowned as 2013 Youth Grand Champion at the AAPE Youth Champion of Champions (C of C) competition held during NAPEX in McLean, VA, May 29 - June 2.

This year’s event included 12 exhibits (24 frames) created by youth aged 8 – 16. Exhibitors qualified for the Championship by winning AAPE Youth Grand Awards at nationally accredited shows in the U.S. and Canada throughout the season (April 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013). Besides the designation of "Grand Champion", many other donated awards were presented. In recognition of their high level of achievement, all participants received Fran Jennings memorial medals. Awards consisted of cash and memberships; all participants received Merit Certificates and ribbons.

The complete listing of awards is as follows:

YOUTH CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS: the best youth exhibit shown in North America in 2012-2013. Donated by WESTPEX.
Presented to Jesse Chevrier, representing NOVAPEX 2012, Owls

RESERVE CHAMPION. Donated by WESTPEX.
Presented to Darren Corapcioglu, representing BALPEX 2012, The Universe

TRADITIONAL AWARD, Donated by WESTPEX. Best traditional exhibit.
Presented to Haley Oswald, representing INDYPEX 2012, The National Parks 5˘ Yellowstone Stamp

POSTAL HISTORY AWARD. Donated by Alan Barasch. Best postal history exhibit.
Presented to Annika Fillion, representing WESTPEX 2012, U.S. Domestic Rates for First Class Surface Postal and Post Cards Between 1873 and Today

HOWARD HOTCHNER AWARD: Best portrayal of American history. Donated by John Hotchner.
Presented to Kyle Oswald, representing Minnesota Stamp Expo 2012, The Civil War-Places, People, Postage

ISWSC AWARD: Best use of worldwide stamps and material. Donated by International Society of Worldwide Stamp Collectors.
Presented to Jesse Chevrier, representing NOVAPEX 2012, Owls

AMERICAN TOPICAL ASSOCIATION YOUTH AWARD: Best topical exhibit.
Jesse Chevrier, representing NOVAPEX 2012, Owls

NAPEX AWARDS
  • A) NAPEX GLOBAL THEME AWARD
    Presented to Haley Oswald, representing INDYPEX 2012, The National Parks 5˘ Yellowstone Stamp

  • B) NAPEX TITLE PAGE AWARD
    Presented to Emma Grabowski, representing Sarasota National Stamp Exhibition 2013, Eagle and U.S. Mail

  • C) NAPEX CREATIVITY AWARD
    Presented to Mia Fillion, representing Philatelic Show 2012, The Chinese Zodiac

  • D) NAPEX TOPICAL AWARD
    Presented to Nina Richards, representing ORAPEX 2012, Butterflies

  • E) NAPEX THEMATIC AWARD
    Presented to Darren Corapcioglu, representing BALPEX 2012, The Universe

  • F) NAPEX RESEARCH AWARD
    Presented to Emma Grabowski, representing Sarasota ational Stamp Exhibition 2013, Eagle and U.S. Mail



WESTPEX AWARDS
  • A) WESTPEX PHILATELIC WRITE-UP AWARD
    Presented to Fillion, representing WESTPEX 2012, U.S. Domestic Rates for First Class Surface Postal and Post Cards Between 1873 and Today

  • B) WESTPEX FLORA AND FAUNA AWARD
    Presented to Geneva Varga, representing StampShow 2012, Birds of the World

  • C) WESTPEX AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION SKILLS
    Presented to Joseph Phillips, representing St. Louis Stamp Expo 2013, Bridging the Gap

  • D) WESTPEX PROGRESS AWARD
    Presented to Joseph Phillips, representing St. Louis Stamp Expo 2013, Bridging the Gap

  • E) WESTPEX ENTERTAINMENT AWARD
    Presented to Alexandra Fillion, representing National Topical Stamp Show 2012, What A Princess Wants

  • F) WESTPEX JUDGES' CHOICE AWARD
    Presented to Haley Oswald, representing INDYPEX 2012, The National Parks S˘ Yellowstone Stamp



APS MEMBERSHIP AWARD, donated by Ken Martin.
Presented to Kyle Oswald, representing Minnesota Stamp Expo 2012, The Civil War-Places, People, Postage

ATA MEMBERSHIP AWARD, donated by Don Smith
Presented to Joseph Phillips, representing St. Louis Stamp Expo 2013, Bridging the Gap

POTENTIALITY MEMORIAL AWARDS in memory of Sid Nichols and Chet Allen, donated by the Pinnacle Stamp Club, Little Rock, Arkansas
Presented to Darren Corapcioglu, representing BALPEX 2012, The Universe
Presented to Mia Fillion, representing Philatelic Show 2012, The Chinese Zodiac

THE CARING AWARD in memory of Chris Winters, MD, donated by the Pinnacle Stamp Club, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Presented to Matthew Gaiser, representing Royal * 2012 * Royale, 1982 Canadian Philatelic Youth Issue

AAPE thanks all the generous individuals and organizations, which have so graciously donated these awards for our aspiring youth exhibitors. All exhibitors receive Fran Jennings Medals, memberships in Young Stamp Collectors of America (YSCA) (compliments of Ken Martin), participation certificates and ribbons.