Contests & Awards

General information

Contests rules

Check out the 2017-18 Key Club Guidebook for contest and award rules, deadlines, and judging criteria.

Contest judging resources

  • Use helpful contest judging resources to make the judging process at the district level easier.
  • All club awards must first be submitted to the district and judged at district convention. Winning submissions are eligible for entry at the International level.

Submitting contest entries to Key Club International

  • Review the Contest Submission Guide to view contest categories and where they’re judged.
  • Entries due for judging at GATC must be mailed to the Key Club International Office by Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

Club awards

Use this link to access the entry forms for the following contests:

  • Video Contest
  • Digital and Non-Digital Poster Contest
  • Major Emphasis Award
  • Single Service Award
  • Club Annual Achievement Report: Fillable PDF / Printable PDF
  • Major Emphasis Award
  • Year in review (scrapbook)

Individual awards

Distinguished District Officer Awards

Distinguished District Officer binder tabs

Oratory Contest

2017-2018 Oratory contest question

Our cultures, demographics, and experiences make up our identities. How do these three factors affect your perception and understanding of servant leadership, the Key Club pledge, and the Kiwanis Family?

Talent Contest

Talent contestants sign-up to compete at Key Club International Convention. The following tips will ensure your success when competing at convention.

  • Individuals performing to music should prepare music selections on a jump drive. The song on the jump drive should start at the appropriate point in the music for the performance to start.

  •  An 88 key keyboard with weighted keys and pedals will be provided for both the audition and the stage performance for individuals playing piano.

  • Individuals planning a dance performance are required alert Key Club contest staff of dance performance needs at the time of contest sign-up, such as dance floor space, music, etc. Key Club staff will do everything possible to facilitate the needs of the dance performance, but need to know in advance to make appropriate arrangements.