Thursday, April 23, 2009

Revised Awards Information for Hot Springs

AWARDS PROGRAM FOR NATIONAL CONVENTION July 22 - 25, 2009 Hot Springs, Arkansas


The SCV Awards Manual was last revised in February 2006. All awards will be in accordance with this revised edition. The Awards Manual may be downloaded from the SCV website. Previous editions of the Awards Manual are obsolete.

Awards Display

The SCV Awards Display will be set-up for the National Convention in Hot Springs near the SCV Headquarters table by noon on Wednesday, July 22, 2009. This is the drop-off and pick-up point for all SCV awards at the convention.

Link to SCV Awards Manual:

Best Camp Award

Camps who wish to participate in this competition should print a copy from the SCV website or they may request one from GHQ if they have no internet access. Entry forms should be sent to:

Compatriot Danny Honnoll

Distinguished Camp Competition

216 Hillpoint Cv

Jonesboro AR 72401

All entries should be on the new form approved effective July 1, 2002. Any forms from previous years will not be valid. Please check and make sure you have the current form. Up-to-date forms are available on the SCV website. Deadline for best camp entry forms is June 15, 2009.

Newsletter Awards

To be entered in the newsletter competition, four (4) copies of each newsletter issued during the eligibility period must be submitted to the National Awards Committee by June 15, 2009. Eligibility period is July 2008 issue through June 2009 issue. See the Awards Manual for all details that must accompany the entry. Newsletters should be sent to:

Compatriot Gary Ayres

SCV Newsletter Competition

3615 S 70th Rd

Humansville MO 65674

Scrapbook and Historical Project Award

Entries for the scrapbook or historical project awards must be delivered to the awards display table not later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, July 23, 2009. No entries will be accepted after that time. Camps must arrange to pick up their entries on Saturday, prior to the dismantling of the Awards Display Table. Entries not picked up will be discarded at the end of the convention. See the Awards Manual for requirements and details for these awards.

Best Website Award

SCV units interested in competing for the Best Website Award should submit their URL through the link on the front page of the website at no later than June 15, 2009. Judging will be performed by experienced webmasters outside the SCV, based on generally recognized criteria for website excellence. Judging will take place at a randomly chosen time between June 10 and July 10, 2009.

Individual Member Awards

Any nominations for individual member awards should be submitted by the Division Commanders, along with a brief statement citing the reason the particular individual should receive the award, to their respective Army Commanders. The Army Commander will then forward the lists from their Army to GHQ. The lists of proposed award recipients must be submitted to GHQ no later than June 1, 2009 to allow time for Awards Committee review, consultation with and approval by the Commander in Chief, and for the GHQ staff to prepare the awards and include the names in the professionally printed Awards Luncheon Booklet. Award recommendation should be submitted by email to the Army Commanders as a MS word documents attachment. It is important to have the awards lists at GHQ by the June 1 deadline or GHQ will not be able to list your division’s award recipients in the Awards Luncheon souvenir booklet.

Presentation of Awards

All awards will be recognized at the Awards Luncheon on Friday, July 24, 2009 or at the Saturday night banquet on July 25, 2009. Please pick up your award after the luncheon as well as those of men in your camp to take them home with you. This simple process will also save the SCV hundreds of dollars of postage expense and enable the staff to process your dues and new memberships more quickly when they return to GHQ.