CHICAGOPEX 2020 Cancelled;
Literature Competition To Occur Remotely

CHICAGO, July 11, 2020 – Effective, July 7, Chicago Philatelic Society (CPS)’s board of directors voted to cancel the 2020 show due to the COVID-19 national emergency.

Despite the show not being held in person this year, Chicagopex Literature Chairman Ken Trettin has made arrangements to continue to hold the 54th annual philatelic literature competition. The judges will work remotely and hold online video conferences to come to decisions regarding the entries.

Prospective exhibitors are invited to submit applications for the show’s literature competition to Trettin. The prospectus and application have been posted to and may be found on the left-hand side under Documents.

This literature competition accepts nearly all forms of philatelic literature. These include books, journals (excluding local club newsletters), catalogs, columns and individual major articles. They may be printed or digital depending on how they are made available for public consumption. Digital entries accepted include websites, blogs and message boards that either stand alone or are an adjunct to one of the print categories.

Note: The literature competition judging takes place remotely ahead of the in-person show. Should the show be cancelled, the literature competition will proceed regardless. To provide feedback, the literature judges will send written evaluations to all exhibitors after the show dates.

Separately, the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors plans to virtually host the Single Frame Champion of Champions competition, which highlights the top single frame exhibits from World Series of Philately shows around the United States held during the prior year. Please visit the AAPE website for details.

About Chicago Philatelic Society (CPS):

Organized Oct. 8, 1886 as a continuation of the Chicago Stamp Collectors Union, which was organized in Dec. 1884. CPS is chapter no. 1 of the American Philatelic Society and one of two organizations with the longest uninterrupted service to philately in the United States. During the COVID-19 pandemic, CPS is meeting monthly via Zoom.

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For more information, contact:
Melanie Rogers
Publicity Chair, CPS