Awards and Contests


2020 DCON Awards and Contests Update

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 winners of awards and scholarships. Click here to see the summary listing. 

Since DCON was cancelled due to the Coronavirus, regretfully, we did not have any DCON contests application submissions (scrapbook, posters, tshirts,etc.) or online YouTube auditions.

We understand the disappointment felt by the cancellation of DCON but do not let this current situation take away from the countless ways we have impacted not only our local communities, but the world throughout the year.

As Past Governor Stara D’Haiti said, DCON or not, the magic of your service will persist and positively impact your homes, schools, and communities. Legacy is timeless and your Timeless Tales of Service will be celebrated no matter the circumstance.

Stay healthy and safe, follow CDC sanitization guidelines, and we are looking forward to communicating with you all soon.

Thank you.

Why Are Awards and Contests Important?

Recognition of self and others

Validation of service to community

Motivate others to serve

Influence others positively

An award is not only a great prestige or a mark of excellence but is also a tremendous boost for someone to strive and excel higher and aim for even bigger accomplishments in life. It is the ultimate token of recognition of purest of talents and highest of achievements. -Anonymous

Documents

o To see a summary of the 2018-2019 winners of awards, contests, and scholarships, click here.
o For a printable brief description of all of this year’s awards and contests, click here.
o For a printable PDF version of all the Google form applications of this year’s awards and contests, click here.

o For a copy of the definition of a Key Club service hour, click here.

o Pictures of the 2019 contest submissions can be found here.

Instructions

  • Acceptance of submissions of applications for the various Florida District awards and contests will begin February 15, 2020
  • This ensures only Key Clubs that have been verified of paying their dues will be able to submit an application.
  • A list of all dues paying clubs will be provided in each application.
  • An applicant will select their club from the list, then the application will be populated with their Key Club ID number, division number and Zone. 
  • Members’ first and last name and club position must be typed as found on the Membership Update Center (MUC) form sent to Key Club International with your club’s dues payment.
  • Ensure your Officer’s Information Form (OIF) is updated and matches MUC information.
  • Following these instructions will avoid disqualification of clubs or members based on dues payment and/or improper identification; which will help streamline the judging process for the Awards Committee.
  • If you have any questions about any awards or contests, please contact Awards Committee Chair at awards@floridakeyclub.org

Applications

  • All applications must be completed on the Google Form.
  • You need to own a Google account.
  • If you do not own a Google account, you will be prompted to create one; without any fees. 
  • Be sure to carefully read and follow all instructions that accompany each application in order to avoid disqualification.
  • Submit only one application per club.
  • The applications must be completed in one sitting because your progress WILL NOT be saved. 
  • Therefore, have all the required information available before you start to complete each application.
  • You will receive a copy of your application submission. 
  • Be sure to keep this copy for your records. 
  • Check your SPAM folder if not received.

Important Dates

January 20, 2020 2019-2020 Applications Available for Review. (Click here for list of applications.)
February 15, 2020 Online Submissions Opens.
March 5, 2020, 11:59 PM EST February Pride Report Deadline. (Any updates to previously submitted reports also due.)
March 7, 2020, 11:59 PM EST Pre-DCON Awards Submission Deadline. (Click here for list of applications.)
March 28, 2020, 11:59 PM EST Online Oratory Contest YouTube Auditions Submission Deadline
March 28, 2020 11:59 PM EST Online Talent Contest YouTube Auditions Submission Deadline
March 31, 2020  Notification of  Contestants for Live Audition at DCON
April  2, 2020 7:00 PM  DCON Contests Submission Deadline. (Click here for list of applications)

Pre-DCON Awards

Deadline: March 7, 2020 by 11:59 PM EST. (The Awards and Contests Committee is no longer accepting applications.)

Submission Instructions

  • The applications must be completed in one sitting because your progress WILL NOT be saved.
  • Have all the required information available before you start to complete each application.
  • Letters of recommendations must be:
    a. Signed,
    b. Scanned as PDF file,
    c. Note: Pictures of recommendation letters will not be accepted.
    d. Uploaded to Google Form application.
  • Submit only one application per club.
    • You will receive a copy of your application submission. 
    • Be sure to keep this copy for your records.   
  • Check SPAM if not received.

Club Awards

Descriptions
Every Child a Swimmer
Governor’s Project Banner Patch
Kiwanis Family Involvement
Major Emphasis
Single Service Award

Key Club Annual Achievement Report (AAR)

Each Key Club is required to complete and submit the Key Club Annual Achievement Report (AAR) and the AAR Google Form application to the Florida District for judging of the following awards: Distinguished Club, Distinguished Club‐Diamond Level, and Malcolm K. Lewis Key Club of the Year.

Please follow the instructions below to ensure your Annual Achievement Report application is submitted correctly:

  1. Review the AAR Guidelines before your start the AAR Google Form application
  2. Download the Key Club Annual Achievement Report, complete it, then save it as a PDF document for upload to the AAR Google Form
  3. Complete and submit the AAR Google Form to awards@floridakeyclub.org

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Descriptions

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Individual Awards

Descriptions

Advisor & Sponsor Awards

Descriptions

DCON Contests

Deadline: April 2, 2020 by 7:00 PM EST (Please note earlier submission time.)

Submission Instructions

  •  Carefully read and follow all instructions that accompany each application in order to avoid disqualification.
  • Click on the specific contest to see instructions, guidelines, and criteria.
  • The club poster, video and year-in-review scrapbook contests are Key Club International Contests, so they also require the completion and upload of the Key Club  International  Entry Form to the Google Application.
    •  Download the postervideo or scrapbook Key Club International Entry Form, complete it (typed), print it, and then obtain all the required signatures.
    • Scan/save it as a PDF document and then upload it to the applicable contest Google application, for submission.
    • Attached the original Key Club International Entry Form to the poster, video or scrapbook.
  • The Google applications must be completed in one sitting because your progress WILL NOT be saved.
  • Have all the required information available before you start to complete each application.
  •  Submit only ONE application per club, per contest.
  • You will receive a copy of your Google application submission. Check SPAM if not received.
  • Hand-deliver the contest entries to the Awards Room at DCON by 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
  • Do NOT leave contest entries at the DCON Registration Desk; it will not be considered submitted.
  • If your club is arriving late, please make plans to have the entry delivered on time.
  •  Contest entries may be picked up after judging on Saturday.
  • All entry items must be picked-up by 10:00 AM on Sunday.
  •  Any item not picked up will be discarded.
Descriptions
Club T-Shirt
Club Poster (Non-Digital and Digital)
Club Project Display

Oratory

Club Video
Year in Review: Scrapbook

Talent

2020 Oratory Topic

Our diversity of heritage, personality, and leadership contributes to the beautiful culture of Key Club. How have the unique qualities of our truly international organization shaped your impact on your community?


ONLINE YOUTUBE AUDITIONS:

Online Oratory YouTube Auditions: March 28, 2020 by 11:59 PM EST
Online Talent YouTube Auditions: March 28, 2020 by 11:59 PM EST

  1. Oratory and talent contestants require a video submission via YouTube.
  2. Instructions on how to create a YouTube Video, ‘Private the Video ‘and how to share the URL (Universal Resource Locator) are provided within the Google Form application.
  3. On March 31, 2020, oratory and talent contestants will be notified whether or not they will have a live audition at DCON on Friday, April 3, 2020.
  4. Print and hand-deliver your Google form application and live audition notification to the Awards Room at DCON by 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 2, 2020.

Non-Application Awards

These awards are entered automatically generally based on Pride Reports submitted during the year and do not require a formal application or entry form. Click the Non-Application link for the guidelines on the list below.

Descriptions

Judge Nomination

If you are interested in becoming a judge for the Florida District awards and contests, please complete contact the awards committee chair by April 2, 2020 at awards@floridakeyclub.org.

Being a judge for District Conference requires much responsibility and thought. The whole Florida District will be relying on your input. As a judge, we will ask you to judge an award or contest and you will give us your feedback.

NOTE: YOU MAY NOT JUDGE ANY AWARD OR CONTEST THAT YOUR SCHOOL HAS SUBMITTED OR PLANS TO SUBMIT.


Questions?

Contact the Awards and Contests Committee at awards@floridakeyclub.org.