Contests and Scholarships

Key Clubs across Georgia are serving their homes, schools and communities through incredible service projects, raising money for worthy charities and developing strong, passionate and caring leaders.

Online Submission Forms – For the 2019-20 year, contest forms will be online and submitted electronically (with the exception of the Annual Achievement Report and Traditional/Non-Traditional Scrapbook Awards).

Key Club International and the Georgia District have developed contests, awards and scholarships to award Key Clubs, individual members and advisors that truly demonstrate excellence through service.

Information on this page is available to guide clubs through applying for all contests and scholarships that are available.

The following contests are still available to apply (submissions/forms must be brought to the convention and submitted during registration on Friday, February 21, 2020 between 4pm and 6pm ET).

Key Club International Awards

The following awards are created by Key Club International to award outstanding Key Clubs. In order to compete on the International level, clubs must first compete on the District level. The following award applications must be presented and properly registered at the Georgia District Service & Leadership Conference (SLC) by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020.

The following award is given to Key Clubs that exhibit excellence across all facets of Key Club International, including community service, participation in District and International events, fundraising and Kiwanis-family relations. Clubs are encouraged to use the award criteria to plan out a successful Key Club year:

Annual Achievement Report

The following awards are given to Key Clubs that successfully complete and highlight an outstanding service project:

Single Service Award
Major Emphasis Award 

Key Club International Contests

The following contests are created to award talented, inspiring and creative Key Club members of the Georgia District. Registration for these awards/contests will be held during registration at the Service & Leadership Conference on February 21, 2020. All members participating must officially register with the conference and submit the proper forms at registration. Only winners of these contests may go on to represent the Georgia District in the corresponding Key Club International Contests.

Digital & Non-Digital Poster Contest

Traditional & Non-Traditional Scrapbook Contest

Oratorical Contest (Sign-ups will be at the Service & Leadership Conference) – 2020 topic: Our diversity of heritage, personality, and leadership contributes to the beautiful culture of Key Club. How have the unique qualities of our truly international organization shaped you and your impact on your community? 

Talent Contest (Sign-ups will be at the Service & Leadership Conference)

District Contests

The following contests are created to award talented, inspiring and creative Key Club members of the Georgia District.  All members participating must officially register with the convention and sign the proper forms at registration. The deadline for these contests (to be submitted) is February 21, 2020.

Club T-shirt Contest – Must complete and print the form by February 21, 2020 and bring the t-shirt with you to the Service & Leadership Conference. 

Club Video Contest

District Awards

All District Award forms must be completed by January 24, 2020.

New for 2019-2020:

Fundraising Excellence Award

This contest awards the top Key Clubs that raise the most money per member. Each club must raise money for Georgia Key Club’s projects: UNICEF (TheEliminate Project), Thirst Project, Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Home, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and March of Dimes. 

The following awards are for clubs that have participated in service projects involving the 3 preferred charities of Key Club International and the Georgia District: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, March of Dimes, the Thirst Project and UNICEF.

Endorsed Project Award (March of Dimes, Thirst Project and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals)
Service Initiative Award — The Eliminate Project / UNICEF

The following award is for clubs that have participated in a service project or fundraising project for the Georgia District Project: the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes:

Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes Award

The following awards are for outstanding adult advisors for Georgia Key Clubs:

S. Michael Goss Most Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award
John C. Thompson Outstanding Kiwanis Advisor Award

The following award is to recognize clubs who have increased their total membership by 25% from the previous year:

Strive for Twenty-Five Award

The following award is to recognize the Key Clubs who have outstanding social media profiles highlighting their club:

Social Media Award

The following award is to recognize outstanding Key Club officers that go above and beyond the call of duty for their respective positions. In addition, the Walter Daven Stapleton Scholarship ($1,000) is awarded to one of the graduating seniors recognized as a Distinguished Club Officer.

Distinguished Club President Award
Distinguished Club Vice-President Award
Distinguished Club Secretary Award
Distinguished Club Treasurer Award

The following award is to recognize clubs or individual members that demonstrate incredible service to their homes, schools and communities:

Robert Barron Outstanding Community Service Award

The following award is given to an individual Key Club member in the Georgia District that has exemplified everything that Key Club stands for. Nominations for this award can be made by a Key Club member, Faculty Advisor, Kiwanian or school official:

J. Marion Brantley Most Outstanding Key Clubber Award

District Scholarships

The following scholarship application is for scholarships that will be awarded to senior Key Club members in the Georgia District.  Up to four (4) $1000 scholarships will be awarded at the 2020 Service & Leadership Conference (SLC). All scholarship applications must submitted online by January 24, 2020.

Georgia District Leadership Scholarship


Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through service to others.


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