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CKIX CONTESTS AND AWARDS

New this year, all club and distinguished awards will be submitted in an online format. Paper copies will not be accepted. Download the 2017 International Awards Manual for complete instructions on the online awards submission process. 

Please direct all questions concerning contests and awards to Circle K International Director, Jameson Root via email

CLUB AWARDS
All awards will be submitted online no later than June 1, 2017. Clubs are encouraged to submit applications for the following awards:
Don't forget to download the 2017 International Awards Manual  for complete instructions on the online awards submission process. 

DISTINGUISHED AWARDS
All distinguished awards must be submitted online no later than May 1, 2017. The following award applications are offered this year: 
Don't forget to download the 2017 International Awards Manual for complete instructions on the online awards submission process. 

Individual Awards
This year's awards taskforce has introduced three individual awards that may require nomination, performance, or a recommendation. The following award applications are offered this year:
Don't forget to download the 2017 International Awards Manual for complete instructions on the online awards submission process. 
 
ORATORICAL CONTEST
The Circle K International Oratorical Contest is designed to encourage members to share their attitudes, beliefs, and experiences regarding the organization through a prepared speech. 
The theme and for the 2017 Oratorical Contest is as follows: 

The theme of this year's oratorical contest is:
What skills have you gained or hope to gain from CKI will you will be able to bring with you into the professional world after you graduate from college?

Each orator will prepare a speech on the theme listed above. Orators will be allowed a maximum of seven (7) minutes for the presentation. 

Download the oratorical contest guidelines and registration sheet for onsite submission at CKIx. Orators should be ready to present their speeches Wednesday, July 5. A time and location will be announced prior to the beginning of CKIx17.  

GROWTH ENHANCES MEMBERSHIP (G.E.M.) AWARDS
No application needed-- all clubs are eligible! 

INDIVIDUAL RECOGNITION AWARDS 

Outstanding CKI Alumni Award

The Circle K International Outstanding Alumni Award is designed to recognize one outstanding Circle K Alumnus who has remained committed to the realization of mankind’s potential after his/her years as a Circle K member. To be eligible for this award, the nominated individual must have been a dues-paid member of Circle K International for at least one administrative year. Nominees may have continued with their involvement with the Kiwanis-family upon their graduation, have accomplishments in the non-profit or other service-oriented fields. However, this is not a requirement. The recipient of this award shall be invited to attend the Circle K International Convention and accept the recognition.
How to nominate: There is no application form to nominate an individual for the Outstanding Alumni Award. Nominations should be written as a narrative or letter to the CKI board and include a brief description why the person should be considered for this honor. Nominations are due January 27, 2017. Please send Jameson Root (JRoot@kiwanis.org) any nominees you might have for consideration.


Humanitarian Award
The Circle K International Humanitarian Award is designed to recognize one individual annually whose efforts on behalf of others have significantly contributed to the betterment of the world. Any individual who has had a positive impact on humanity is eligible to receive this award. Candidates may be nominated by any member in good standing with Circle K International. The recipient of the award shall be invited to attend the Circle K International Convention and accept the recognition.
How to nominate: There is no application form to nominate an individual for the Humanitarian Award. Nominations should be written as a narrative or letter to the CKI board and include a brief description why the person should be considered for this honor. The Humanitarian Award should also include examples of the positive impact of this individual on humanity. Nominations are due January 27, 2017. Please send Jameson Root (Jroot@kiwanis.org) any nominees you might have for consideration.


Circle of Service Award
The Circle of Service Award was created to annually recognize and honor an individual within Kiwanis International who has made the most outstanding contribution to all of Circle K International. Those individuals, who are neither salaried Kiwanis officials, nor Circle K members, shall be eligible to receive this award. A majority vote of the CKI Board will determine the winner of the award. Individuals may not be recognized with this award more than once. Individuals may be nominated by members of the CKI Board or a Circle K district governor. Recipients will be selected by the CKI Board for announcement at the following Circle K International Convention. If, in the determination of the CKI Board, no qualified nominees have been submitted, then the award shall not be given in that year.
How to nominate: There is no official application form. The person making the nomination should use the criteria below to create a nomination packet. A completed application package must include a nomination essay, written by the nominator, and up to five supporting documents. The supporting documents may include essays by other individuals, letters of recommendation, or other documents as the nominator sees fit. Nomination packets may be mailed to Jameson Root at the address below or emailed to JRoot@kiwanis.org and must be postmarked on or before January 27, 2017.