Submitting International Hallmark Awards

Presentation by
Kristine Lowe
Northwest District Vice President
Nevada / California Region
Fall 2014
Presentation Highlights
Introduction & Overview
Mission Statement
Hallmark Award Categories
Rubrics & Questions
Tips & Excerpts
How To Submit Your Hallmark Award Entry
From My Experience…
Final Thoughts
 Tell Me About Yourself
 My Hallmark Award Experience
 2012 Distinguished College Project
 2012 NV/CA Honors in Action – Theme - 2nd Place
 2013 Distinguished Chapter Officer Team
 2014 Paragon Award for New Advisors
 2014 Continued Excellence Award for Advisors
Overview: Hallmark Awards Program
 Reflects the scholarly ideals of Phi Theta Kappa
 Recognizes superior individual and chapter
 Enhances student, advisor, and chapter development
Hallmark Awards
 Based on competitively-judged application entries
 Chapters compete against each other
 Exemplify excellence in Society’s Hallmarks
Mission Statement
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and
encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To
achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide
opportunity for the development of leadership and service,
for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals,
for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of
interest in continuing academic excellence.
Phi Theta Kappa's mission is two-fold:
Recognize and encourage the academic achievement of twoyear college students and;
Provide opportunities for individual growth and development
through participation in honors, leadership, service and
fellowship programming.
Hallmark Award Categories
Honors in Action
College Project
Chapter Member
Chapter Officer
Chapter Officer
Distinguished Chapter
Beta Alpha
Continued Excellence
Paragon Award for New Advisors
Continued Excellence
Award for Advisors
College Administrator
Shirley B. Gordon
Award of Distinction
Michael Bennett
Distinguished Community Lifetime Achievement
College State Director
Regional Awards
Let’s Begin Your Award-Winning Ways
Log on to
Let’s Begin Your Award-Winning Ways
Log in Username (email address) and Password
Email Address
Select your password
Let’s Begin Your Award-Winning Ways
Click onto to Hallmark Award Icon
Rubrics & Questions
Rubrics & Questions
Rubrics & Questions
Word Count
to answer within
word count
Rubrics & Questions
Criteria &
Tips and Excerpts
Submitting Your Hallmark Award Entry
Submitting Your Hallmark Award Entry
Submitting Your Hallmark Award Entry
 Step 1 – Chapter Advisors / Chapter Presidents
Set-up Collaboration Teams
 Step 2 – Submit Applications
Time Management Strategies
 Develop and stick to timeline
 Use a planner or a weekly (or monthly) schedule
 Incorporate your class, meeting, family time
activities, and social activities
Check your planner or to do list daily
Consider exams, personal statement deadlines,
Give your advisor time to review & certify entry
Don’t procrastinate!
From Personal Experience
 Enthusiasm is the key!
 Find good proofreaders / editors
 Chapter members
 Tutorial Center
 English instructor(s)
 Answer the question!
 Review criteria
 Use active verbs
From Personal Experience
 Appreciate that every point counts
 And finally - submit before the deadline!
Deadlines: Administrator
 Wednesday – 10 December 2014 - 3:00 PST
 College Administrator
 Administrator Awards (Gordon, Bennett)
 Community College State Director
 Regional Awards (Officer, Officer Team)
Deadlines: Individual
 Wednesday – 14 January 2015 - 3:00 PST
 Chapter Member
 Chapter Officer
 Chapter Officer Team
 Paragon Award for New Advisor
 Distinguished Advisor
 Continued Excellence Advisor
Deadlines: Project
 Wednesday - 28 January 2015 - 3:00 PST
 Honors in Action
 College Project
Deadlines: Regional Awards
 Wednesday - 28 January 2015 - 11:59 p.m. PST
 In addition to International Awards:
Travel & Participation
Distinguished Scholar
Distinguished Chapter
 Details will be posted on
Contact Information
Kristine Lowe
Email: [email protected]
Cell: 408/702-7318
Facebook: Kristine Lowe (on camel)
Reference Websites:
Q &A
Thank You!
Special Thanks to
Eric Pham and Tram Pham for photos