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Hallmark Awards to Expand Recognition in 2017

Hallmark Awards to Expand Recognition in 2017

It’s almost that time of year again — for your chapter to enter the Hallmark Awards competition and receive recognition for all your hard work!

While there are no major changes to the Hallmark Awards program, minor adjustments have been made to allow more chapters and regions to be competitive in this process.

For the first time, in 2017 the number of College Project Awards will double, from 25 to 50, allowing twice as many chapters to be recognized.

Also Regional Coordinators can nominate up to two regional officers (previously this number was unlimited) for the Distinguished Regional Officer Award. Coordinators may still nominate the entire Regional Officer Team for the Regional Officer Team Award, in addition to submitting up to two officers for Distinguished Regional Officer Award.

Finally, to better balance the criteria for Distinguished Chapter rankings (averaging the scores of both Honors in Action and College Project), the number of total points assigned to the College Project Award will increase from 45 total points to 85. This is a testament to the increasing strength and impact of the College Projects, which encourages a positive, cohesive relationship between the college and the chapter.

Since Honors in Action remains a much more comprehensive project, it will continue to have a potential score of 115 total points.

The Hallmark Awards entry forms for Honors in Action Project Award, College Project Award and the four Administrator Award categories are now open online at The remaining Individual Award Categories for members, officers and advisors will be available soon.

The following are deadlines for the 2017 Hallmark Awards competition — all entries must be submitted online by 5 p.m. CT:

Administrator Awards – December 7, 2016
Individual Awards (Member, Officer, Advisor) – January 11, 2017
Chapter Awards (Honors in Action/College Project) – January 25, 2017

We encourage you to utilize the entry process to demonstrate what your chapter has accomplished and hone writing and presentation skills which will be helpful now, and in years to come.

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