Thursday, April 09, 2009

APS YouTube Video Competition

American Philatelic Society (APS) member Omar Rodriguez writes in an e-mail to APS members that APS President Wade Saadi and APS Past President Janet Klug have each put together a 2-minute video about a personal topic they feel passionate about - illustrated with stamps.

Wade’s video is about toy trains, Janet’s is about cats. According to Omar, "The results were amazing and have gathered hundreds of viewers in YouTube. The best part is neither spent money nor much time in making them."

Omar says neither of whom had prior YouTube experience.

Omar is asking for the email addresses of people in who may be interested in putting together similiar videos.

Omar says, "We will send them an email with more details and help them with ideas on how to do this. APS has also set up a YouTube competition. The winner will win a $250gift certificate redeemable for APS products or services. The video must be uploaded before June 30. More importantly your member’s contributions to the hobby would be immense and rewarding. Short, simply told themes of any type are perfect for this objective. Any topical or history of a specific theme has the potential to attract a lot of internet visitors."

You need not be an internet expert. "We just need enthusiastic folks with computers who are willing to take a few hours of their time to create a home made video and upload it in YouTube," says Omar.

If interested, you can contact Omar at

To view Wayne's, Janet's and other videos, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM