Single Service Contest Guidelines
A. A qualifying single service project shall be defined as a club service project, planned, organized and produced by the Key Club occurring on a single day, consecutive days, or recurring on different days. In the case of a recurring project, it is the same project that must be repeated for the purpose of achieving the same service goal. Clubs are not permitted to use the same project to apply for both the Single Service and Major Emphasis awards.
B. Entries shall use the official Single Service Report form and shall be submitted to the district for competition according to the guidelines as set by the district. Clubs existing within a non-districted area shall submit their entries to Key Club International.
C. Clubs shall compete with other clubs of similar size within four membership categories: Bronze, being 35 members or less; Silver, being 36 to 60 members; Gold, being 61 to 85 members; and Platinum, being 86 members or more.
D. Entries shall be judged based upon an accumulated total of points allocated to the following categories:
- Project implementation: 20 points
- Public awareness: 10 points
- Member participation: 15 points.
E. Only activities which occurred from District Conference to District Conference shall be included on the report. Clubs existing within a non- districted area shall report activities occurring between May 1 and the following April 30.
F. Judging of all entries within each district shall determine one first place winner, and other levels of recognition as deemed appropriate, in each membership category. Each first place report should be forwarded to Key Club International for competition with other first place winners. No changes may be made in the report by the club, district or judging committee.
G. All entries from non-districted clubs shall be judged to also produce a first place winner in each category. Reports must be received by the first Friday in May.
H. An entry may be disqualified by the judges for reporting incorrect or false information or failure to submit a report according to the rules of the district’s competition. Any disqualification at the district level requires the approval of the district administrator or his/her designee. An entry may be disqualified by the judges at the International level for the same reasons, and any disqualification requires the approval of the International Director.
I. Suitable recognition should be provided to clubs achieving first place and other places at district and International levels of competition. At each level of judging, the decisions of the judges are final. No changes, alterations or re-grading will take place after the results have been certified by the judges.
All entries to the District’s Single Service 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.
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.
Single Service Awards
Annual Achievement Awards are given out as follows to the Key Clubs with the highest scores:
- Platinum Clubs (86 or more members): 1st Place (Plaque and Ribbon), 2nd Place (Ribbon), 3rd Place (Ribbon)
- Gold Clubs (61-85 members): 1st Place (Plaque and Ribbon), 2nd Place (Ribbon), 3rd Place (Ribbon)
- Silver Clubs (36-60 members): 1st Place (Plaque and Ribbon), 2nd Place (Ribbon), 3rd Place (Ribbon)
- Bronze Clubs (35 or fewer members): 1st Place (Plaque and Ribbon), 2nd Place (Ribbon), 3rd Place (Ribbon)