Award Title: AAPE Sapphire Award. To be awarded to adult AAPE members only. This award is to honor the exhibitor and not the exhibit(s).
Award Criteria: Granted to an exhibitor who has entered a multiple frame exhibit in 20 different National level shows in a 10-year period. This includes WSP shows, Canadian national level shows, and the open competition at Stampshow or Ameristamp Expo. This does not include Champion of Champions competition. Shows that change location every year such as Stampshow, Ameristamp Expo, Americover, NTSS, or the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada annual show can only be counted once. This can be for one exhibit or many different exhibits. There is no medal level requirement.
The Object: To encourage exhibitors to support a wide number of National level shows with multiple frame exhibits.
Time Limitation: The time period for qualification will be a rolling ten year period, beginning date of January 1, 2012,
and eventually extending backwards from the date of application. If 2020 and 2021 are in the period it will be a rolling twelve year period.
The Form of the award: The award shall be a distinctive lapel pin presented with a suitable box.