2020 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.  

Kiwanis International will host the Fourth Annual Signature Project Recognition Program for districts in 2020. New to this year's contest is the establishment of two contest tiers. 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 2020 Kiwanis International Convention. 

An online contest submission form now will be available for clubs to use when submitting their projects. Each club’s entry will be sent to their district secretary for district leadership to select their Tier I and Tier II submissions to the 2020 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 of the 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.

While the district should determine how to select its club-level Tier I and Tier II submissions, the project should follow the criteria outlined here.

Once a district has selected its representative club-level signature projects, a district secretary or designate can complete the online submission form. The contest opens Sunday, December 15, 2019. Entries are due at midnight EST on Monday, January 27, 2020.

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

Read the contest rules.


Contest Opens

Sunday, Dec. 15

Contest Closes

Midnight EDT Monday, Jan. 27

District Selection Due

Midnight EDT Friday, Feb. 14

Top 10 Selected

March 13

Awards and Recognition Breakfast

June 18

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