Regional Hallmark Entry Forms

2019 Tejas Award

This award is given to an individual who is not a member or an advisor, but who has demonstrated exemplary support of Phi Theta Kappa. Persons nominated unsuccessfully for the Tejas Award are considered for the Friend of Texas Award.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: In 500 words or fewer, describe the ways the nominee has supported and promoted your chapter and/or the Texas Region. The letter should include: (a) a thesis paragraph, giving an overview of the nominee"s exemplary contributions to the chapter or region, (b) several supporting paragraphs, and (c) a conclusion. Each chapter may nominate only one (1) individual each awards season.

All entries must be submitted by Friday, January 25, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST.

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2019 Community Service Award

Iota Alpha (Trinity Valley Community College) and Alpha Gamma Pi (Austin Community College) sponsor the Community Service Award (formerly the Icarus Award).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: In an essay of 500 words of fewer, please describe one of your chapter's best service projects of the calendar year. This project should not be associated with your Honors in Action Project or College Project. Be sure to outline the project's goals, outcomes, and effects.

Iota Alpha is donating a trophy and a scholarship to cover one registration fee to the 2019 Texas Honors Institute for the winning chapter, and Alpha Gamma Pi is donating a scholarship to cover one registration fee to the 2019 Texas Honors Institute for the second place entry.

All entries must be submitted by Friday, January 25, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST.

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2019 Pinnacle Award for Continued Excellence

This award is sponsored by the Alumni Association of Lone Star College-North Harris in honor of Lynda Dodgen.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: This application contains three parts. Part 1 (to be written by chapter members): Describe in an essay of 500 words or fewer how the advisor has: (a) contributed to the growth experience of individual members, (b) aided in the development of the chapter, (c) supported the chapter, and (d) been an advocate for the chapter on campus. Part 2 (to be written by a fellow chapter advisor): Explain in a letter how the advisor has contributed at the regional and international levels. Part 3 (to be written by an alumnus): Explain in a letter how the advisor has impacted their life or the lives of chapter members.

NOTE: Each chapter may submit one (1) nomination for the Pinnacle Award. To be eligible, an advisor must have served for ten (10) years and have been previously honored with the Distinguished Advisor Award.

All entries must be submitted by Friday, January 25, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST.

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2019 Most Improved Chapter Award

This award is designed to recognize chapters that have shown marked improvement since the previous year.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: This application contains two parts. Part 1 (to be written by chapter members): Describe in an essay of 500 words or fewer the positive accomplishments of the chapter for the year. Part 2 (to be written by a chapter advisor): Explain in a letter how the chapter has improved this year as compared to the previous year(s).

NOTE: Chapters the received any of the following recognitions in 2018 are ineligible for this award: Top Texas Chapters, Regional Milestone Award, Continued Excellence Award, Most Distinguished Chapter, Honors in Action Project Award, or College Project Award. The chapter is not required to be a 5-Star chapter.

All entries must be submitted by Friday, January 25, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST.

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2019 Poster Project Entry

Posters are an effective, visual way to present your chapter’s Honors in Action or College Project, to get feedback on your project, and to disseminate great ideas other chapters can implement. The poster session will be a part of the 2019 Texas Regional Convention during which chapters will have the opportunity to compete for the title of best chapter poster. The following awards will be given to the winning chapters:
First Place: One scholarships to the 2019 Texas Honors Institute
Awards of Merit: Up to two Awards of Merit will be awarded

Once printed, your poster should be assembled and mounted on a tri-fold poster board.

If you are interested in presenting your chapter’s achievements during the 2019 Poster Project Competition, plan to submit an abstract (fewer than 500 words) summarizing your Honors in Action or College Project by Friday, January 25, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST.

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Yearbook Guidelines

Consider quality of the theme (it does not have to be the honors study topic), appropriateness, application to the yearbook, quality of the design, and creativity in carrying out the theme topic. Each yearbook must have an overall theme applied to the entire yearbook. The theme may reflect the current Honors Study Topic, but any theme is acceptable if it is carried out throughout the entire yearbook. The following are suggestions that chapters may wish to use as their theme: the title of a popular song, a well-known book or play, or a familiar proverb or quote.

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2019 Hall of Honor for Outstanding Alumni

This award is designed to recognize individuals who embody and promote the hallmarks of Phi Theta Kappa — scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship— typically over their lifetime. Individuals nominated unsuccessfully for the Hall of Honor for Outstanding Alumni are considered for the Award of Merit for Outstanding Alumni.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: This application contains two parts. Part 1 (to be written by chapter members): Describe in an essay of 500 words or fewer the ways the nominee embodies and promotes scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship. The essay should consist of: (a) a thesis paragraph giving an overview of the member's exemplary contributions to the chapter or region, (b) several supporting paragraphs, and (c) a conclusion. Part 2 (to be written by a chapter advisor): Explain in a letter how the alumnus has rendered to the chapter and/or region contributions in scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship.

Each chapter may submit one (1) nomination for the Texas Hall of Honor for Outstanding Alumni.

All entries must be submitted by Friday, January 25, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST.

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