Lions Young Ambassador of the 21st Century Award Program 2016 - 2017


Youth Candidate Award Application


The Lions Young Ambassador of the 21st Century Award recognizes young people for their outstanding community service involvement, leadership accomplishments, writing/essay skills, and scholastic achievement.



The Young Ambassador of the 21st Century Award competition is for young people in grades 8-12 attending public or private schools in the four Counties served by Lions District 14-M, including Fayette, Greene, Somerset, and Washington.  Applications may be sent by regular mail or as an email attachment and will become the property of District 14-M.  Private information from the applications shall remain confidential and will not be viewed by anyone other than the judges as described in the Awards Process below.


Award Process

Applications will be reviewed for judging by a panel of Lions from District 14-M.  The panel will use a numeric rubric described in the official rules and the winners will be determined by the highest scores as determined by the average score of the voting members of the panel.  In the event of numeric ties, the District Governor shall also review and score the applications involved in the tie and this score shall serve to break the tie.  In the event that a winner is a member of a Leo Club, the sponsoring Lions Club will also be notified and given recognition during the Awards Banquet.


Award Criteria

Young Ambassador of the 21st Century candidates are evaluated on the basis of their:

*community service involvement (35%)

*leadership accomplishments (25%)

*scholastic achievement (15%)

*essay (25%)


Award Recognition

The young person selected as the winner of the District 14-M Young Ambassador of the 21st Century will be presented with $500, the second place winner will receive $250 and the third place winner $100.  The winners will also be recognized at the annual District 14M Awards Banquet on June 3, 2017 and at their individual school recognition ceremonies, if requested.