Essay Contest Guidelines
A.Each Key Club is eligible to submit one (1) entry into the Essay Contest.

B.The Essay Contest is a District contest. There is no Key Club International Essay Contest.

C.The theme for the 2018-2019 Essay Contest is:
Key Club International gives students the opportunity to improve the lives of others while building upon their own skills, traits, and values. How has Key Club’s international member base, core values, and motto impacted your life, identity, and experiences as a servant leader?

D.The subject matter of the essay and the writing must be original and completely developed by each essayist.

E.The essay must be typed (Times New Roman, size 12) double spaced, no more than two pages (8.5 x 11).

F.Each essayist must be an official member in good standing with Key Club International.

G.Judging and awarding points will be based on the following criteria: 
  • Clarity and depth of message - 50 Points
  • Originality - 25 Points
  • Structure (including organization, grammar, transitions, flow, etc.) - 25 Points
H.Essayists will receive first, second, and third place awards. The first place essay will be published in an issue of The YanKey during the next year.

I.The decision of the judges is final and no changes, alterations or regradings will take place after the results have been certified by the judges of this contest.

J.All entries must include the entry form. Entries may either by mailed by the submission deadline on the contest entry form or submitted in person at the Conference Office no later than 10:00 PM on Friday, April 5, 2019.


Essay Contest Awards
Essay Contest Awards are given out as follows to the Key Clubs with the highest scores: 1st Place (Plaque, Ribbon, and Publication in the Yankey), 2nd Place (Ribbon), and 3rd Place (Ribbon).
District Educational Conference
April 5-7, 2019 - Springfield, MA

Essay Contest
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Conference Overview
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Conference Schedule
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Elections
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Service & Fundraising
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Host Club Application
Service Fair
Service Fair
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New England and Bermuda District of Key Club International
Download the Essay Contest
Entry Form (PDF)