Major Emphasis Contest Guidelines
The The Major Emphasis Award is given to the Key Club which, through its unselfish efforts, has produced during the year the best Major Emphasis Project.
A.Only one winner in the District contest will be eligible for entry in the International competition.

B.Report must be typed. Each section found in Section G must begin on a new page and each page must have a heading specifying the section being described. There is no word limit. The official Major Emphasis Involvement Report cover sheet must accompany all entries. It must be completed in its entirety.

C.The activity described can cover any phase of Key Club Major Emphasis involvement specifically highlighting personal development and social interaction of children during the year from district convention to district convention. The report may include newspaper clippings, substantiating photographs or other pertinent information. Projects acceptable for this award may include both hands-on service and fundraising efforts. Clubs are not permitted to use the same project to apply for both the Single Service and Major Emphasis awards.

D.Reports will be judged according to the amount of Major Emphasis activity described in Section G. Suitable recognition and awards will be presented to the Key Club filing the best Major Emphasis Report in compliance with these rules. This award will be given at the District/International convention. There are no platinum, silver, gold or bronze divisions in this contest; instead there are first, second, and third place awards.

E.To be eligible for the International contest, the report that wins the District contest must be received by the Key Club International Office, 3636 Woodview Trace, Indianapolis, IN 46268-3196, no later than Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

F.The decisions of the judges are final, and no changes, alterations, or regradings will take place after the results have been certified by the judges.

G.The sections to be described and the points for each are indicated below:
1.The Need (10 points) —A statement must establish in what way the project deals with the ME.
2.The Plan (10 points) —Describe how the project was organized.
3.Implementation (20 points) — Describe the steps taken to implement the plan.
4.Final Results (25 points) —Describe the benefits of the service rendered.
5.Partnerships with the Kiwanis Family and Other Organizations (10 points)—Describe actions and partnerships formed. Describe how the project was publicized.
6.Percentage of Club Members Participating (10 points) —
01-09% = 1 point | 40-49% = 5 points | 70-79% = 8 points
10-19% = 2 points | 50-59% = 6 points | 80-89% = 9 points 
20-29% = 3 points | 60-69% = 7 points | 90-100% = 10 points
30-39% = 4 points

7.Club’s Overall Program Dealing with ME (25 points) —Describe any other projects/programs your club implemented to address the Major Emphasis. Describe how your club worked with ME during other parts of the year. 

All entries to the District’s Major Emphasis Contest must be submitted with the entry form either in person at the Conference Office by 10:00 PM on Friday, April 5, 2019 OR by mail, postmarked no later than March 1, 2019, to Mr. George R. Whitney, District Administrator, New England & Bermuda District of Key Clubs, P.O. Box 467, Hardwick, VT 05843.

Definition of Major Emphasis (ME)
The Major Emphasis shall be the theme of Key Club International. Any project completed on a local scale by member clubs pursuant to the theme of “Children: Their Future, Our Focus” shall be considered projects of the major emphasis. No single organization or initiative shall be considered exclusively a representative of the major emphasis. The major emphasis shall include all member club projects, special partnerships, and service initiatives designated by the Key Club International Board in keeping with the theme.


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

Major Emphasis Contest
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