District Awards Competition
(Chair: Brother Leron M. Rahynes ) Entry Deadline: September 23, 2019
Updated: August 28, 2019
District Conference Awards
The Fraternity established the conference awards in order to boost Alpha activity and involvement, to promote outreach and service to the community, to promote cooperation and collaboration, as well as to increase and continually encourage academic excellence. These awards are bestowed upon brothers and chapters who exemplify Alpha manhood and whose work on behalf of the Fraternity far and truly exceeds the guidelines set by the General Organization.
The awards participation criteria for chapters are as follows:
Awards Participation Criteria for Alumni Chapters
It is mandatory that each Alumni Chapter participate in at least one of the following display awards in order to participate in IMDP:
Outstanding Alumni Brother of the Year
Outstanding Alumni Chapter of the Year
Charles Greene Award of Merit
Augustus Witherspoon Leadership Award
Charles H. Wesley Brotherhood Award (Collaboration/Chapter Initiative Award)
Awards Participation Criteria for College Chapters:
It is mandatory that each college chapter participate in at least three District competitions in order to participate in IMDP:
Outstanding College Brother of the Year
Outstanding College Chapter of the Year
Charles H. Wesley Award Brotherhood Award (Collaboration/Chapter Initiative Award)
District Stroll-Off Competition ( Mandatory for college chapter with 7 or more members in accordance with the current Stroll-Off Competition guidelines. Those with less than 7 members
may assist at the Stroll-Off)
Belford V. Lawson Oratorical Contest
Dr. Hobart S. Jarrett Debate Competition
John Hope Franklin Collegiate Scholars Bowl Competition
Miss Black and Old Gold Scholarship Competition
The District Stroll-Off will be held at the College Brothers Summit and District Leadership Retreat on September 7. Please refer to the District Stroll-Off webpage for details.
How to register:
With the awards participation criteria in place, please complete the form contained within the link below by Monday, September 23, 2019.
No chapter will be allowed to set-up if this information is not provided in advance by the above prescribed date.
We are also looking for Brothers to be judges for the awards competitions. To be a Judge, please complete the following form by September 23:
Any member applying for a District Conference award must be registered for the respective conference and be an active member of the Fraternity. Any Chapter applying for a conference award must be an active chapter in good standing with the Fraternity and have its full delegate strength registered at the respective conference.
A few things to keep in mind:
1. Sign in with the Awards Committee or Chairman prior to setting up any awards.
2. Bring your own extension cord(s), if needed.
3. Plan to set-up your display(s) by Friday, October 11, 6:00 p.m. If you cannot make it by 6 p.m., please have your Advisor or a designee to complete this task.
4. Please be on time and dressed properly for your awards’ interview and know your information well. A tentative schedule of interviews will be posted the Friday evening at 6:15 PM. A final schedule will be posted the following morning at 7:15 AM.
5. Read the awards criteria prior to setting up your display. Focus your comments on the criteria only.
6. Make sure that all the information contained in the display covers the period from one District Conference to the next or ongoing yearly projects or events
Alumni Chapter of the Year
Alumni Brother of the Year
Charles W. Greene Award of Merit (7 Years)
Augustus M. Witherspoon Leadership Award (3 years, No Display)
Charles H. Wesley Brotherhood Award
College Chapter of the Year
College Brother of the Year
College Chapter - Highest GPA (The Joseph E. Heyward Sr. Award)
College Brother - Highest GPA (The Elester Garrett Award)
Other Competition Awards
Miss Black and Gold
John Hope Franklin Collegiate Scholars Bowl
Belford V. Lawson Oratorical Contest
Outstanding District Website Award
Hobart S. Jarrett Debate Competition
March of Dimes Awards
Spirit Award (Most Registered Brothers Outside of the Host Area
If you have any additional concerns or questions, please contact Brother Leron Rahynes at (864) 205-6228 or via email at LeronRahynes1906@gmail.com. Below you will find all the information needed for you and/or your chapter to participate in Awards and Achievements: