Signature Project Contest

 

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. 

To celebrate the great work being done by clubs, Kiwanis International offers a Signature Project Recognition Program and Contest. The program showcases the many club-level projects Kiwanians undertake around the world to make a difference in communities. Each district is invited to submit one club-level signature project from within the district to represent the district. The Kiwanis International Board Committee on Public Relations, Image and Marketing review qualifying submissions. Finalists and the ultimate top three winners will be announced and recognized during the Kiwanis International convention. 

Read the contest rules.

2017 WINNERS 

GOLD Kiwanis Club of Des Moines, Nebraska-Iowa District
The Kiwanis Club of Des Moines is awarded the gold medal in the 2017 Signature Project contest
Little league baseball is a rite of passage for many children, and the Kiwanis Miracle League at Principal Park in Des Moines makes it possible for kids who live with disability to take a turn at bat and run the bases.

SILVER Kiwanis Club of Massapequa, New York District
Kiwanis Club of Massapequa awarded silver medal in the 2017 Signature Project contest
The Kiwanis Club of Massapequa knew it could no longer look the other way. Heroin abuse was happening in their community, and even families within the club were dealing with the horrific effects of addiction. So the club decided to do something about it.

BRONZE Kiwanis Club of Wan Hua, Taiwan District
The Kiwanis Club of Wan Hua is awarded the bronze medal in the 2017 Signature Project contest
The “Kiwanis Children’s Film Festival” started in 1994, when the Wan Hua Kiwanis Club discovered that many children had no place to go during their hot summer vacations.

2017 FINALISTS 

DISTRICT CLUB PROJECT
California-Nevada-Hawaii
Kiwanis Club of Glendale
"Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash Kids"
France-Monaco
Kiwanis Club of Issoire Val d’Allier
"L'yssoirienne Courir a Issoire pour un enfant"
Indiana
Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis
"Abe Lincoln Scholarship Awards" 
Japan 
Kiwanis Club of Tokyo 
"Kiwanis Doll Project" 
Kansas 
Kiwanis Club of Kansas City-West
"Bike Safety and Car Seat Check" 
Panama
Kiwanis Club of Panama City
"Kiwanis Football League" 
Switzerland-Liechtenstein
Kiwanis Club of Langenthal 
"ParAthletics" 
Texas-Oklahoma 
Kiwanis Club of Stilwell 
"Stilwell Strawberry Festival" 

2017 DISTRICT SUBMISSIONS 

DISTRICT CLUB PROJECT
Alabama 
Kiwanis Club of Huntsville-
Golden K
"The Oldest Paperboys in the U.S." 
Austria 
Kiwanis Club Spittal an der Drau 
“L’Encouragement” 
Capital 
Kiwanis Club of Greater Hilton  
"Carver’s Academic Recognition Program" 
Carolinas  Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk 
"Wooly Worm Festival of Banner Elk"  
Eastern Canada & Caribbean
Kiwanis Club of Chicoutimi
"The Great Kiwanis Ride" 
Ecuador 
Kiwanis Club of Atuntaqui 
"Solidarian Reines" 
Florida 
Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island  
"Ecumenical Sunrise Service on the Beach" 
Georgia 
Kiwanis Club of Macon  "Teen Driving Roadeo"  
Illinois-Eastern Iowa 
Kiwanis Club of Maquoketa  
"Maquoketa High School After Prom Event" 
Kentucky-Tennessee
Kiwanis Club of Maryville 
"Imagination Library" 
Louisiana-Mississippi-
West Tennessee 
Kiwanis Club of Dawn Busters
"Rewards for Reading" 
Malaysia 
Kiwanis Club of Damansara,
Kuala Lumpur 
"Kiwanis MBO Mega Movie Treats" 
Michigan 
Kiwanis Club of Utica-Shelby Township
"Bill Hoehn Memorial Bicycle Safety Rodeo
& Family Safety Fair"
Minnesota-Dakotas 
Kiwanis Club of Mankato  "Kiwanis Holiday Lights"  
Missouri-Arkansas 
Kiwanis Club of Little Rock, Downtown 
"The Joseph Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp" 
New England & Bermuda
Kiwanis Club of Mount
Washington Valley, North Conway
"Angels and Elves" 
New Jersey 
Kiwanis Club of Toms River Daybreak 
"Music for Young People" 
New Zealand-South Pacific 
Kiwanis Club of Sud Ouest,
Mairie de Boulouparis 
"KSO Campground" 
Ohio 
Kiwanis Club of Granville  
"Fourth of July Celebration" 
Pacific Northwest 
Kiwanis Club of Renton 
"Renton Kiwanis Clothes Bank"
Pennsylvania 
Kiwanis Club of Williamsport 
"Williamsport Soap Box Derby" 
Philippine Luzon 
Kiwanis Club of Manila
"Literacy Project" 
Rocky Mountain 
Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction 
"Pancake Day & Fun Fest" 
Southwest 
Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe
"The Burning of Will Shuster's Zozobra" 
United Kingdom 
Kiwanis Club of Stamford and District 
"Santa Tour"  
Utah-Idaho 
Kiwanis Club of Boise, Gem State 
"Kiwanis 4th of July Pancake Breakfast" 
West Virginia 
Kiwanis Club of Beckley
"K-Family Christmas Shopping" 
Western Canada 
Kiwanis Club of Swift Current
"Middle Years Youth Wellness Forum"
Wisconsin-Upper Michigan 
Kiwanis Club of Wild Rose  
"Kiwanis Annual Spring Concert"