The Detail of the 2021 Signature Project Contest

Deadline for submission is January 31, 2021

Tips for Signature Project

Now is the time to begin plan­ning your sub­mis­sion. Here are some tips on how to make your sub­mis­sion shine.

  1. Sig­na­ture Project Tip ‑1
  2.  Sig­na­ture Project Tip — 2


Sig­na­ture projects show the impact a Kiwa­nis club can have on a com­mu­ni­ty. From play­grounds and parks to fes­ti­vals and fundrais­ers, sig­na­ture projects are the hall­marks of what Kiwa­nis clubs are known for in their communities.

Kiwa­nis Inter­na­tion­al will host the Fifth Annu­al Sig­na­ture Project Recog­ni­tion Pro­gram for dis­tricts in 2021. Clubs with 27 mem­bers or few­er will be judged in the Tier I cat­e­go­ry. Clubs with 28 mem­bers or more will be judged in Tier II cat­e­go­ry. Each tier will be judged sep­a­rate­ly and the top 10 final­ists will be deter­mined for each tier. The top three selec­tions from each tier will be rec­og­nized as the gold, sil­ver and bronze win­ners at the 2021 Kiwa­nis Inter­na­tion­al Convention.

Clubs should sub­mit their project details using the online con­test sub­mis­sion form. Each club’s entry will be sent to the sub­mit­ter, the dis­trict sec­re­tary for dis­trict lead­er­ship to select their Tier I and Tier II sub­mis­sions to the 2021 Sig­na­ture Project Contest.

The Kiwa­nis Inter­na­tion­al Board Com­mit­tee on Ser­vice and Part­ner­ships will review qual­i­fy­ing sub­mis­sions and select the final­ists. The final­ists will be rec­og­nized at the Kiwa­nis Inter­na­tion­al con­ven­tion where the top win­ners will be announced and receive awards. Final­ists will be noti­fied of their selec­tion in time to take advan­tage any dis­count­ed con­ven­tion ear­ly reg­is­tra­tion rates.

What is a sig­na­ture project?
Think about what your Kiwa­nis club is known for in your com­mu­ni­ty. It can be a ser­vice project or a fundrais­er. Sig­na­ture projects:

  • Are recur­ring. (Note: A new project can qual­i­fy as a sig­na­ture project if the intent is to con­tin­ue the project.)
  • Enhance the Kiwa­nis image.
  • Demon­strate sig­nif­i­cant impact on the com­mu­ni­ty in terms of monies raised or chil­dren served.
  • Strength­en mem­ber­ship and part­ner­ship opportunities.

The con­test opens Sun­day, Jan­u­ary 10, 2021. Entries are due at mid­night ET on Sun­day, Jan­u­ary 31, 2021.

See the ques­tions that will be asked on the online sub­mis­sion form.

Read the con­test rules.

Submission forms








Con­test Opens Sun­day, Jan. 10, 2021
Con­test Closes Mid­night ET Mon­day, Jan. 31
Dis­trict Selec­tion Due to Kiwa­nis International Mid­night ET Mon­day, Feb. 15
Top 10 Select­ed by Kiwa­nis Inter­na­tion­al judges Mon­day, March 14
 Final­ists Notified Mon­day, March 22
Awards and Recog­ni­tion Breakfast Thurs­day, June 24
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