By Jack Berninger, APSE Executive Director

 Judges are needed for APSE’s annual writing and section contests. If interested, contact APSE first vice president Mary Byrne at

Judging will take place at APSE’s Winter Meetings Feb. 7-11 at the Doubletree Suites at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.  


Reservation deadline is Jan. 6

Rate for the Doubletree suites is $148 per night.

 You should plan to arrive in time for a 4 p.m. meeting Saturday, Feb. 6. Judging usually wraps up about 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

 You must book your room by Jan. 6. There is complimentary self parking and complimentary internet in guest rooms. Click here to make reservations, or call (407) 842-1054. 

 The hotel address is: 2305 Hotel Plaza, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 32830


The mandatory dates are: Monday, Jan. 20 and Sunday, Feb 23. The remaining dates will be announced Jan. 1

  • Contest rules should be posted on the APSE website in late December; they also will be sent to primary members.
  • Contest entry deadline will be on or about Jan. 24
  • Dues must be paid to enter contest. Go to this link to pay: