ATA Study Units & Affiliates
American Topical Association Study Unit Program
The American Topical Association is composed of members who specialize in thematic or topical philatelic collecting. Those who share a specific topic band together to form "study units." These units promote their specific topic and encourage research on that topic. These groups then affiliate with the ATA to receive various benefits including a free review of their journal in Topical Time, the bi-monthly publication of the ATA. The units are eligible for a free meeting room during the annual National Topical Stamp Show (NTSS). The study unit receives free publicity in ATA listings, literature and press releases.
In return, each study unit agrees to to file an annual report with the American Topical Association, listing its officers and including a list of the unit's membership. The unit is encouraged to promote membership in the ATA by individual members.
NTSS Study Unit Literature Competition 2015
In the Study Unit Literature Competition at NTSS 2015, awards from Bronze through Gold were bestowed on the journals of the various ATA Study Units which were entered in the competition. The complete Palmares can be found at the link to the right. Grand Awards were given to three journals:
For Study Units with less than 50 members
Armenian Philatelic Association – Jack Kifedjian, Editor
For Study Units with 50 to 200 members
Graphics Philately Association – Amanda L Morgenstern, Editor
For Study Units with more than 200 members
Ebony Society of Philatelic Events & Reflections – Don Neal, Editor
Study Unit Literature Competition
Logos Developed for NTSS 2015
American Topical Association Study Units & Affiliates