Learn today. Lead forever. Get certified as a global leader.

Contests & Awards

Key Club International Recognition Programs – This document includes descriptions, official rules and entry forms for all the awards and contests for individuals and Key Clubs.

To start the application process for Key Club International awards, send the following forms to your district administrator before the district convention to nominate your Key Club for district and internationallevel recognition. 

Awards for Key Club members and advisors  

Key of Honor: Key Club advisor

Nininger Medal: Key Club members 

Awards for Key Clubs  

Major Emphasis award  

Single Service award  

Distinguished Club award  

View forms

Awards for districts

Distinguished District Governor award  

Robert F. Lucas Outstanding Lieutenant Governor award  

Distinguished District Secretary award  

Distinguished District Secretary Treasurer award  

Distinguished District Treasurer award  

Distinguished District Editor award  

Distinguished District Webmaster award  

Outstanding District Officer award  

 View forms

Contests for Key Club members  

Oratorical contest  

View forms

Contests for Key Clubs 

Member recruitment poster contest  

Key Club promotional video contest  

Year-in-review contest  

       Talent contest

View forms

Contests & Awards Guidelines  

All participants must be members of a Key Club in good standing with Key Club International. In the case of a group act, all members must be from the same district.  

All club awards must first be submitted to the district and judged at the district convention. Winning submissions are eligible for entry at the international level.  

Entries from non-districted areas approved by the international president and in attendance at international convention shall be eligible to compete in international contests.   

Each Key Club may participate in no more than one act entered in the international talent contest.  

Obtain legal music for video productions   

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

Submitting entries to Key Club International  

Entries due for judging at the Governor Administrator Training Conference must be sent to the Key Club International office by the last Friday in April.  


Telephone: +1-317-875-8755 (ext. 411) (worldwide or 1-800-KIWANIS (ext. 411) (U.S. and Canada)  

Mail: Key Club International, 3636 Woodview Trace, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268