Award Year: FY2023 (October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023)

Due Date: December 1, 2023

Award Type: 1st Place: Physical Award + Banner Patch; 2nd Place: Banner Patch; 3rd Place: Banner Patch; awarded at International Convention

Award Summary:
Civitans advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to reach their fullest potential through the classroom, job experiences and other continued learning. Individuals with I/DD experience a number of benefits when fully included, and others in the community do too.

Club Service Projects in the Education & Employment Impact Area specifically aim to support individuals with I/DD in reaching their educational or employment goals. Some examples of these types of projects are book clubs or reading groups, volunteering with adult literacy programs, supporting agencies which provide employment for those with I/DD, giving scholarships to students with I/DD or I/DD professionals, school supply drives, and more.

A winning project will be able to show demonstrable impact on the target audience, can be easily identified as a project supporting families or community agencies serving those with I/DD, and meets a defined need for their community.

A single project or event may only be considered in one award category per year. Clubs are not permitted to submit the same project for evaluation in more than one award category.

Specific Award Criteria:
District and International Awards Judging Committees will use the criteria below to evaluate and score applications. 

  • Relevance to Education & Employment for I/DD
  • Meets a specific need in the community
  • Measurable impact on I/DD community
  • Innovation/Creativity
  • Use of Resources
  • Club Enagement

Judging Process:
Applications from each district will be submitted to District Awards Committee for evaluation. Winners will be chosen for each district. 1st place winners from each district will be forwarded to an International Awards Committee who will then select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place at the International level from among the district winners.

Application Information:
You are encouraged to utilize the 2022-2023 International Competitive Awards PDF brochure to compile and compose your answers in Microsoft Word or another document, and then copy and paste into the award application below when your submission is complete and ready. You will not be able to partially fill out the form and return later, it must be completed in one sitting. 

ONLY electonic submissions using the form below will be accepted. Applications submitted by mail or e-mail will not be considered.

Click here to download 2022-2023 International Competitive Awards PDF Brochure


Outstanding Education & Employment Project Award Application 2022-2023

Applicant Information

Club President for Award Year (10/1/22-9/30/23)
Application Completed By:

Project Information

Project Chair
For example, the agency, organization or group being served, other community partners or groups participating in project
Please upload a project budget spreadsheet or document, or explanation of project cost and expenses.
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Max. file size: 32 MB, Max. files: 3.
    Did the project have any measurable or tangible outcomes? For example, this project served 10 group homes out of 20 in our area, or 100% of staff employed by the local I/DD agency, or 75 individuals with I/DD attended the dance)

    Club Engagement

    Additional Information

    For example: project flyers, brochures, photographs, marketing materials, local media coverage, etc. You are encouraged to combine multiple photos into one document. 10 file uploads maximum.
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    Max. file size: 32 MB, Max. files: 10.