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2017-18 Contest Opportunities

All Builders Clubs are encouraged to participate in the Kiwanis International contests. These contests are a way for members to enhance their leadership skills while reflecting on their experiences in the club. For the 2017-18 year, contest submissions will be due in either December 2017 or May 2018. Start planning on how your club can participateEasy online entry makes participating fun. 

Contest winners receive a Kiwanis Warehouse shopping spree. Visit kiwanis.org/warehouse to see all the amazing products.

December contests: due December 15, 2017 
(will announce winners by February 15, 2018) 

Club Recruitment Award (Best Poster) 

Your Builders Club is empowering members to be leaders through the vehicle of service-all while building great friendships and having a lot of fun. Every student in the school should be a part of this amazing club experience. Encourage your members to hold a club recruitment campaign. As part of the campaign, create fun posters that inspire students to join the club. Posters could include phrases and catchy sayings on why students should join the club, details on what the club does and how to join. 
 
Best poster rules: 

  • One person from the club can design the poster, or it can be a group effort.  
  • Posters should be 8 ½ X 11 inches or larger. 
  • The poster must include a small logo or include the Builders Club name. 
  • Posters must be submitted as a jpg or png file. Submissions must show the entire poster. 
  • Upon submitting, club members will be asked to include a short paragraph to explain what their poster design is, and how the club decided on it when submitting an entry. 
Identify the Need Award (Best Essay) 

This year, Kiwanis International introduced the IDEA Toolkit to Builders Clubs. Written specifically for club officers, the toolkit guides members through planning and executing a service project of their choosing – from beginning to end.  

The first step of IDEA is Identify the Need. During this step, members learn how to identify a service need in their school and/or community. Encourage your club members to reflect on their research and what service needs they found exist in their school and community. The essay should include which service needs the club researched and found in their school/community, what details or information did the club find out about the service need, and which service need the club chose and why. 

Best essay rules: 
  • One person from the club can write the essay, or it can be a group effort. 
  • Essays must be submitted as a word document or pdf file. 
  • Upon submitting, club members will be asked to include a group photo of the Builders Club, and the first names and grades of members who wrote the essay. 
Develop the Passion Award (Best Speech) 

This year, Kiwanis International introduced the IDEA Toolkit to Builders Clubs. Written specifically for club officers, the toolkit guides members through planning and executing a service project of their choosing – from beginning to end. The second step of IDEA is Develop the Passion. 

During this step, members learn more about a service need chosen by their whole club. Encourage club members to create and deliver a speech on why they each feel passionate about helping the service need that their club has chosen for their high-impact service project. Speeches should include a summary of why the member feels passionate about helping the service need in the community and how the club hopes to help impact this service need with a service project. 

Best speech rules: 
  • One person from the club can craft a speech, or it can be a group effort. 
  • Speeches must be submitted as videos no longer than 2 minutes. Anything longer will not be accepted. 
  • Video formats accepted include: asf, asx, avi, divx, dv, dvx, m4v, mov, mp4, mpeg, mpg, qt, wmv, 3g2, 3gp, 3ivx, 3vx  
  • The maximum file size limit for a video is 5GB. Anything larger will not be accepted. 
  • Upon submitting, club members will be asked to include the first names and grades of members who wrote the essay. 
Club Promotion Award (Best Video) 

The world needs to hear about the great work Builders Clubs are accomplishing! Help Kiwanis International and the rest of the Kiwanis family promote Builders Club by creating a promotion video. Your club could feature any of the following in the promotion video: images and details of the club's service projects; clips and testimonials from club members, school administrators or the sponsoring Kiwanis club members on how great the club is and what they are achieving, and any other fun and creative ideas the members want to include in the video. 

Best video rules: 
  • One person from the club can create a video, or it can be a group effort. 
  • Videos must be no longer than 2 minutes. Anything longer will not be accepted. 
  • Video formats accepted include: asf, asx, avi, divx, dv, dvx, m4v, mov, mp4, mpeg, mpg, qt, wmv, 3g2, 3gp, 3ivx, 3vx  
  • The maximum file size limit for a video is 5GB. Anything larger will not be accepted. 
  • Rules: introduce club advisors, club officers, school principal or community org leader, sponsoring Kiwanis club leadership, etc. and include goals 

May contests: due May 1, 2018
(will announce winners by May 31, 2018)

Builders Club members can complete this online form with the help of the faculty advisor. This is a self-scoring report that shares activities the club needs to conduct in order to receive recognition. Reviewing the Annual Achievement Report at the beginning of the year is a great way to ensure that the club accomplishes all the requirements to achieve recognition. Depending on the number of points earned the club will be honored as a Distinguished Club or an Honor Club.
  • 15 points or more = Distinguished Club
  • 10 - 14 points = Honor Club 
A banner patch is mailed to the club faculty advisor the following September.

Annual Achievement Report


ONLINE Option:

Create an amazing online scrapbook using cliptomize.com. Cliptomize is a digital book creator that offers users the options to create scrapbooks, cookbooks, photobooks and clipbooks. Upload digital photos and scanned documents to use in creating your masterpiece. You and your club members can break into pairs and each pair can work together to create two pages of the scrapbook. Everyone will learn to collaborate and they'll sharpen their computer skills using Cliptomize.

Club members will need to create an account with cliptomize and have an active email to use when signing in the software each time. When your digital scrapbook is complete, share it on Facebook and save it as a PDF to your computer. Promote the club on your school website, by posting your cliptomize scrapbook on the club’s web page. To enter the Best scrapbook contest email the link to your cliptomize Scrapbook to Lisa Pyron at lpyron@kiwanis.org by April 1 to pass along to judges for viewing.

Recognition

The first place winner wins a free $100 Kiwanis Market Place shopping spree at Kiwanis.org/warehouse.

Online scrapbook rules

Include the following information on a scrapbook page: Club name, club district and faculty advisor address, phone number and email address.

Photo releases must be submitted with the scrapbook. They can be scanned and emailed to lpyron@kiwanis.org.

Scrapbooks must be divided into the following sections:

1. Heart to serve

Share photos of club members displaying their passion to help others.

2. Call to lead

Share your most successful service project. Include two to three sentences about each of the following: Explain the need your club discovered. Explain the plan to help. Share photos of the service project in progress. Explain the impact of the project (We collected books for 100 people). Share what club members learned.

3. Courage to engage

Share a fundraising project your club conducted to earn funds to address a cause. Share an advocacy campaign your club lead to engage others in a cause. A cause your club educated others about.

HARD COPY Option:

Create an amazing scrapbook using with picture, souvenirs, examples, newspaper clippings, etc. to document the year in the life of your K-Kids club.

Recognition

The first place winner wins a free $100 Kiwanis Market Place shopping spree at Kiwanis.org/warehouse.

The winning scrapbook will be kept through the end of July and displayed at the Key Club International and the Kiwanis International conventions.

Hard copy scrapbook rules

Scrapbooks must be created using a standard three-ring binder notebook, a standard size scrapbook, or a homemade version. As long as some type of cover is holding the contents of the book , the entry will be accepted for judging. There are no size limitations.

Include the following information on the inside cover of the scrapbook page: Club name, club district and faculty advisor address, phone number and email address.

Photo releases must be submitted with the scrapbook or they can be scanned and emailed to lpyron@kiwanis.org.

Scrapbooks must be divided into the following sections:

1. Heart to serve

Share photos of club members displaying their passion to help others.

2. Call to lead

Share your most successful service project. Include two to three sentences about each of the following: Explain the need your club discovered. Explain the plan to help. Share photos of the service project in progress. Explain the impact of the project (We collected books for 100 people). Share what club members learned.

3. Courage to engage

Share a fundraising project your club conducted to earn funds to address a cause.
Share an advocacy campaign your club lead to engage others in a cause. A cause your club educated others about.

Mail entries to: K-Kids Scrapbook Contest, Kiwanis International, 3636 Woodview Trace, Indianapolis, IN 46268

Builders Club faculty and Kiwanis advisors are encouraged to nominate club members who demonstrate outstanding leadership skills. One award recipient is honored within each Kiwanis district. Award recipients receive a US$100 gift card and medallion.

The Kiwanis Children’s Fund Leadership Award recognizes Builders Club and K-Kids members committed to service to school and community and who demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and strong moral character. Faculty and Kiwanis advisors are encouraged to nominate club members who exemplify these characteristics.

One award recipient is honored within each Kiwanis district. In recognition of their outstanding service, each award recipient will receive a letter of congratulations, an American Express gift card for US$100, and a special medallion.

Review the program guidelines to learn how to recognize competent, capable, caring leaders in Builders Club.

Please contact us with questions at +1-317-217-6168 or by email at lpyron@kiwanis.org.