5 December New Regional Hallmark Awards Announced December 5, 2017By Erin Cogswell General Blog, Hallmark Awards, PTK Catalyst 0 Tweet We’ve upped our Regional Hallmark Award game with the addition of 10 new Regional Hallmark Excellence Awards, and your region can earn one (or more) at PTK Catalyst 2018. The 10 new regional awards will be presented live, on-stage, during the Hallmark Awards Gala on Saturday, April 21. Regions may apply for three regional awards, and up to five regions may receive awards in each category. Applications for the new regional awards are due by 5 p.m. CT on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Download this handy roadmap for expert help. 1. Regional Award for Excellence in Scholarship This award recognizes region-sponsored activities, projects, or conferences that focus on PTK’s Honors in Action/Honors Study Topic by specifically illuminating the current Honors Study topic or training for effective implementation of Honors in Action Projects. 2. Regional Award for Excellence in Leadership This award recognizes region-sponsored activities, projects, or conferences that specifically focus on advancing members’ leadership skills through intentional development. Regions may use Phi Theta Kappa’s Leadership Development Studies curriculum as the basis for their leadership activities, but it is not required. 3. Regional Award for Excellence in Service This award recognizes region-sponsored activities, events, or projects that specifically focus on providing aid and/or comfort to those in need. 4. Regional Award for Excellence in Fellowship Think fellowship with a purpose! This award recognizes region-sponsored activities, projects, or events that build fellowship among PTK constituents while fostering chapters’ engagement in programming and continued growth. 5. Regional Award for Excellence in College Completion This award recognizes outstanding efforts by a region to increase student retention/college completion rates as evidenced by special initiatives, action, and awareness campaigns. 6. Regional Award for Excellence in Transfer Readiness This award recognizes regions that have implemented outstanding support and resources to better prepare members to successfully transfer to a four-year college or university. 7. Regional Awards for Excellence in Career Readiness This award recognizes regions that have implemented outstanding support and resources to better prepare members for successful careers. 8. Regional Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion This award will recognize regions for their outstanding, intentional actions to equip students with an awareness and skills essential to succeed and reach their highest potential in a diverse world. 9. Regional Award for Excellence in Membership Recruitment This award recognizes regions that have implemented extraordinary efforts toward improving their chapters’ membership recruitment and/or awareness campaigns. 10. Regional Award for Excellence in Chapter Engagement This award recognizes regions that have been most successful in improving numbers of chapters engaged in Society programs. These new awards will replace those for Distinguished Region, Regional Milestone, and Continued Excellence. Awards will still be given for Distinguished Regional Officers, Regional Officer Teams, Regional Coordinators, Regional Coordinator Service, and Regional Coordinator Emeritus. (Learn more about these awards.) These winners will continue to be recognized during the Opening General Session Flag Ceremony, and applications are due by 5 p.m. CT on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Related Posts Hallmark Award Winners Announced The Key to Completing Hallmark Awards Entries? Teamwork. Hallmark Awards to Expand Recognition in 2017 Hallmark Awards in Depth: Honors in Action Hallmark Awards How-To: Academic vs Non-Academic Sources Read This Before You Submit Hallmark Award Entries Comments are closed.