Nominations sought for Anne Dummer Award

Carys Llewellyn, Winner of the 2017 Bill Hart Award

As organisers of the Anne Dummer Award, sponsored by Midpex,, the Stamp Active Network are again asking all junior stamp club organisers and anyone involved in the hobby of stamp collecting with young people to consider making nominations for this national award for the year 2018. Anne Dummer was a passionate believer in the value of stamp collecting for young people and was greatly involved in the organisation that is now Stamp Active. In her memory, the organisers of Midpex donated a trophy to be presented each year to the young person chosen from nominations for Young Stamp Collector of the Year. For nominees we are not looking for someone who has won the most competitions, or has the best collection, or who is the most knowledgeable, but someone who contributes to the hobby or to their club by being helpful, by helping fellow collectors, or introducing others to the hobby. In other words we are looking for some young person who loves the hobby and actively wants to help share the hobby with others. Please think carefully about the young collectors that you are in contact with, and let us know who you would like to nominate. There is no set nomination form, but just send us a brief note of who they are, their age, school club if applicable, and a short note on why you feel they are suitable for this award.

Nominations should be sent to David Rossall, Stamp Active Network Publicity Officer at, by the end of March. The intention would be to make the selection and arrange for the presentation of the trophy at Autumn Stampex, or other suitable occasion. Anyone nominated in the past, but not selected, is eligible for re-nomination.