The James Starr Memorial Best Article Awards of $250 for first, $175 for second, and $100 for third are given each year to the authors of what are chosen as the best three original articles published in the China Clipper during that fiscal year. The authors need not be members. An award committee of three members, chosen by the Board of Directors, makes the decision. To be considered the articles must result from original study and research. Articles extending into issues of two or more years are eligible in the year in which the final installment it published. Translations of other articles are not eligible.
The Ellery Dennison Philatelic Literature Award of $150 and a plaque is given to anyone who has made significant contributions to philatelic literature on Chinese philately. The contributions should be on a continuing basis over a period of time, not merely one publication. The author need not be a member. Any member can nominate a recipient. An award committee of three members chosen by the Board of Directors makes the decision.
The Paul Ke-shing Chang Postal History Research Award is to recognize those that have made a significant contribution to the study of the postal history of China, including rates, cancellations, postal markings and routing of mail, both domestic and foreign. The award can be given for the publication of a book or books or for articles for the China Clipper. The author need not be a member. Any member can nominate a recipient. An award committee of three members chosen by the Board of Directors makes the decision. The recipient is awarded a plaque. Members may make contributions to the fund for this award.
The James B. Whang Philatelic Research Award is for original philatelic research over a period of time that is on such a level that it adds significantly to the knowledge of an area of Chinese philately. The recipient need not be a member. Any member can nominate a recipient. An award committee of three members chosen by the Board of Directors makes the decision. The recipient is awarded a plaque.
The College Scholarship Program is for young collectors, sixteen to twenty-one years of age, to encourage their philatelic writing. The Society will award a $1,000 college scholarship, in the form of paid college fees, textbooks, etc., to any member who writes an article of three or more pages in length, excluding illustrations, that is accepted for publication in the China Clipper. To be eligible, the person must be a member of the Society. Only one scholarship will be awarded to any one member. The scholarship is not transferable. The article is to be submitted to the Editor and must state that it is being submitted under the scholarship program.
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