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Way Out Topical Contest

The Annual "Way Out Topical" contest was held at the October 2013 meeting of the Green Bay Philatelic Society. The rules for the contest are fairly simple and are shown below:

  1. Bring a display of no fewer than 6 but no more than 12 different stamps mounted on one album page or stock sheet.
  2. Choose an appropriate title for your topical display.
  3. Your stamps should depict a common topic that is consistent with the title.
  4. Place your name or initials on the back of the display.
  5. After the business meeting, all entries will be displayed on a table so that all members can inspect the creativity of their colleagues. After members have inspected the entries, each will vote for his/her favorite. Runoff ballots will decide any ties.

The idea behind this event is to be creative. Examples of past entries include "On Wisconsin, or is it Wisconsin on Stamps" with stamps related to the Badger state. Another is "Beards on Stamps" showing various bearded wonders. Last year's top three entries were:

"America the Beautiful Set to Music — I Mean Stamps"
"Women at Work"

I hope this gives everyone a better idea of what this program is about. The idea here is just have fun, so put your creative thinking cap on and jump in. You can find the the entries from the October 2013 meeting here in the online exhibits.

— Ray Perry, Green Bay Philatelic Society