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2016-17 Contest Opportunities

Choose the contests you and your club members like best and plan ahead. A different contest will be promoted each month. Easy online entry makes participating fun. And the new voting process promotes your club's service through social media so everyone can see how incredible you are!

Contest winners receive a Kiwanis MarketPlace shopping spree. Visit Kiwanis.DollarDays.com to see all the amazing products. Join in the fun and enter this month's contest now! 



October

Entries accepted: October 3 - 14

Shout about the good work your club is doing and everyone will want to join your Builders Club. The challenge - take all the excitement and enthusiasm you feel for your club and transfer this into visual form as an awesome member recruitment poster. Develop a series of member recruitment posters that inspire others to join your club? 

Once finished, snap a photo of your top two favorite posters and enter the photo in the contest. We'll share how to do this as the time for contest entry nears. Share it on Facebook and encourage your friends to share and vote for your entry. The top 10 entries with the most votes move on to the final judging round and become eligible to win a Kiwanis MarketPlace $100 shopping spree at Kiwanis.DollarDays.com.


Best join us poster series

  • The poster must include a small logo or include the Builders Club name
  • Use marker or colored pencil to draw and design the poster
  • Posters can be 8 ½ x 11 inches or larger. If the complete poster image can be captured in a photo and posted online the size is fine.

       View the winning entry

November

Entries Accepted: November 3 - 13

If you think the Builders Club T-shirts in the Kiwanis Family Store are nice but prefer a T-shirt with a little more oomph, here’s your chance to make one. Create the perfect T-shirt design. Draw your picture on an 8 ½ x 11” sheet of paper or use computer software to create your work of art.

Snap a photo of the design and upload it. We'll share where to upload photos when the time is right. Then share it on Facebook. Encourage your friends to vote for and share your entry. The top 10 entries with the highest number of votes will move to the final judging round where the overall best T-shirt design is selected. The first place winner will receive a $100 Kiwanis Marketplace shopping spree at Kiwanis.DollarDays.com, and your T-shirt design will be available for purchase through the Kiwanis Family Store!

Best T-shirt design rules
  • The Builders Club logo must be present somewhere on the shirt.
  • Here are links to both logo options: seal, fun logo
  • View the Kiwanis Family T-shirts to see examples of current designs
  • The design must fit on an 8 ½ x 11 inch sheet of paper.Use marker to create your T-shirt design. The design will be printed in all white on a dark T-shirt or black on a light colored T-shirt.

Enter the Best T-shirt contest

February

Entries accepted: February 1 - 10

What are you and your club members passionate about? What do you want to change? How do you want to make your school, community and the world a better place? Work with your club members to develop an advocacy campaign that educates others about a cause, such as dirty drinking water in third world countries, or homelessness happening in your city. Ask club members to design posters as one aspect of the advocacy campaign. One person from the club can design the poster, or it can be a group effort. As long as you’re educating others about a cause, that’s all that matters.

Once finished, snap a photo of your poster and enter it. We'll share how as the time for contest entry nears. Share it on Facebook and encourage your friends to share and vote for your entry. The top 10 entries with the most votes will move on to the final judging round and become eligible to win a Kiwanis MarketPlace $100 shopping spree at Kiwanis.DollarDays.com.

Best poster for a cause rules

  • The poster must include a small logo or include the K-Kids name
  • Use marker or colored pencil to draw and design the poster
  • Posters can be 8 ½ x 11 inches or larger. If the complete poster image can be captured in a photo and posted online the size is fine.
Enter the Best poster for a cause contest here. 

March

Entries accepted: February 27 - 10

Members should craft a two minute speech about how a service project made an impact on their school or community—and on themselves.  

Advisors can help members reflect on what could go in their speech by asking them questions such as: What did you learn from this experience? How did you feel after the project was completed? What do you believe you accomplished? Advisors can even go a step further and invite someone who benefitted from the service project to come to a club meeting who can help members understand the impact they had.

Read the rules before filming to make sure all the needed information is included. Ask someone to film your presentation with a smart phone. Upload the video. Now share the entry on Facebook. Ask Facebook friends to share and vote for the entry. The top 10 entries with the most votes moves to the final round of judging. The winning entry receives a Kiwanis MarketPlace $100 shopping spree from Kiwanis.DollarDays.com.

Best speech or oral report rules
  • Video must be 2 minutes in length. Anything longer won’t upload
  • 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. It’s recommended that video file sizes remain around 50MB or less. Here’s a resource to help with resizing videos.
  • Include the following in your video: First name and grade, club name, name of the community service project, what you learned, how learning this information will impact what you do differently in the future.

April

Entries accepted: April 3 - 14

Does your club have an amazing community service project scheduled? Share how your club is making a difference by entering the best impact video contest. An advisor or a club member films the project using his or her smartphone and uploads it for viewing. We'll share where to post the information closer to the contest dates. Check out the rules to see everything that should be included in the two minute film.

After the video is posted, share it on Facebook. Ask your Facebook friends to share and vote for your entry. the top 10 entries with the most votes move to the next level of judging. The first place winner wins a free $100 Kiwanis Market Place shopping spree at Kiwanis.DollarDays.com.

Best club impact video rules
  • Explain the need, what you hope to accomplish and film what’s happening.
  • Video must be 2 minutes in length. Anything longer won’t upload.
  • 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. It’s recommended that video file sizes remain around 50MB or less. Here’s a resource to help with resizing videos.
  • Include the following in your video: Name of the club, name of the community service project, explaination of the need and what your club hopes to accomplish, footage of what’s happening during the project. Interviewing club members or recipients of community service is acceptable

Entries due: April 1

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 - Entries due April 1

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.DollarDays.com.

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 - Entries due April 1

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.DollarDays.com.

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

Entries due April 1

The Kiwanis International Foundation Leadership Award recognizes outstanding Builders Club leaders. 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.

Nominations are submitted to the district administrator, who judges club submissions, selects the winning entry, and scans and emails the winning entry to lpyron@kiwanis.org by April 15.

Recognition is mailed to the recipient's faculty advisor for presentation unless other presentation arrangements are set-up by the district administrator.

Download the Kiwanis International Leadership Award nomination form to submit an entry for this recognition.

Find your Builders Club district administrator email and email your Kiwanis International Foundation Leadership Award nomination entry.

MAY

Entries accepted: May 1 - 12

Do you like to rap? Do you hum or sing when you’re happy? Or is harmonizing your thing? Gather club members who like to sing and dance and write a song to celebrate doing good deeds! Create a two minute musical piece to embrace the beauty and joy of helping others. Your creation can be a rap song, an Acapella creation, a drum session with a chant, or one or more people singing to a tune playing on a piano, a guitar or a ukulele. The sound you create is all up to you and your club members. As for lyrics, well, check out the rules below.

After the video is finished, post it online and share it on Facebook. More information about how to do this will be available as the contest entry time draws near. Ask your Facebook friends to share and vote for your entry. The top 10 entries with the most votes move to the next level of judging. The first place winner wins a free $100 Kiwanis Market Place shopping spree at Kiwanis.DollarDays.com.

Best song on club engagement, leadership or service rules
The lyric (words of the song) must touch on one of the following subjects:
Engaging others - how we connect with others and involve them in doing good things and making a difference.
Leadership - how we help others be the best they can be so they can achieve.
Service - how we help others when they’re in need.

  • Video must be 2 minutes in length. Anything longer won’t upload
  • 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. It’s recommended that video file sizes remain around 50MB or less. Here’s a resource to help with resizing videos.
  • Include the following in your video: First name(s) and grade(s) of singers and the club name.