Pennsylvania Key Club

Single Service Contest

The Club Single Service Award program shall provide recognition to individual Key Clubs for their single best service project.

Please note that the entry form tells you to come up with the average number of members and write it in the box to the right of the group that pertains to your membership numbers. When you print the form there is no box. Just draw a line and write or type in the number.

Note: This contest is due in the district contest room before the general session on Friday evening. Entries should use the official Single Service Report form and shall be submitted to the district for competition. Pennsylvania District Awards are structured in four classes, platinum, gold, silver, and bronze with first, second, third, and honorable mention winners in the Pennsylvania District. The district will forward four first-place winners to International competition (one for each category), if the entry meets the criteria.

There are sixteen (16) awards available in this contest at our district level. Do not miss a chance for your club to receive one. Enter the contest!


Over the years, the Pennsylvania District has seen many clubs and individuals enter the contests and unfortunately has seen a number of clubs and individuals be disqualified because of various award criteria. The following entry tips/eligibility checklist is to be used to help highlight some of the important contest criteria that has changed or is sometimes overlooked. It is to be used to assist you in your completion of entries, but does not substitute for the official criteria set in the Key Club International Guidebook.

2017 SINGLE SERVICE CONTEST

Entry Tips/Eligibility Checklist

  • Submitting your entry in a binder makes it easy for judges to handle and notable for the extra effort.
  • Use the current official “Single Service Award” report form as the cover sheet/first page.
  • Fill out the entire report form. Have the appropriate certification signatures, club ID# and our district, PENNSYLVANIA.
  • List total service hours involved. Typed lists make a nice impression.
  • List the actual number of club members paid as of December 1, 2016 and February 1, 2017. Membership numbers are subject to verification with Key Club International dues records.
  • List the correct average number of members. This will be verified.
  • Please note that the entry form tells you to come up with the average number of members and write it in the box to the right of the group that pertains to your membership numbers. When you print the form there is no box. Just draw a line and write or type in the number.
  • Make sure the project was developed between March 13, 2016 and March 10, 2017.
  • Check that dated materials fall in between that period of time. Examples: Photos, newspaper clippings, letters, and e-mails.
  • Begin each category listed under section “D”, in the “Key Club International Guidebook”, on a new page and have a heading specifying the category being described. This makes for an impressive report.
  • Signatures of the faculty advisor and the Kiwanis club advisor required on the entry form may not be the same person.
  • Be careful that the entry is not subject to copyright infringements.

2017 International Guidebook Rules

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. Projects acceptable for this award may include both hands-on service projects and fundraising efforts. 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.

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:

Service need ................................................................................................10 Points
Project plan ..................................................................................................20 Points
Project implementation ..............................................................................20 Points
Final results ....................................................................................................25 Points
Public awareness .........................................................................................10 Points
Members participation ...............................................................................15 Points

E. Only activities which occurred during the district administrative year 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. Reports must be received by the first Friday in May.

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 regrading will take place after the results have been certified by the judges. (9/99)


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