Tuesday, March 25, 2014


The Awards Manual may be downloaded from the SCV website at www.scv.org/pdf/AwardsHandbook2013a.pdf. Previous editions are obsolete.
Awards Display
The SCV Awards Display will be set-up for the National Convention in North Charleston near the SCV General Headquarters table by noon on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. This is the drop-off and pick-up point for all SCV awards at the convention. 
Best Camp Award
Camps who wish to participate in this competition should print an entry form from the SCV website or they may request one from GHQ if they have no Internet access. Deadline for best camp entry forms is June 15, 2014. Best Camp Award entry and Newsletter submissions should be sent to:

Granvel J. Block
National Awards Chairman
1604 Buckingham Dr.
Orange TX 77632
Newsletter Award
To be entered in the newsletter competition either mail four copies of each newsletter issued during the eligibility period or send one copy electronically of all newsletters issued during the eligibility period to the National Awards Committee by May 16, 2014. Eligibility period is June 2013 through May 2014. See the Awards Manual for details of what must accompany the entry.
Scrapbook and Historical
Project Award
Entries for the scrapbook competition and best historical project must be delivered to the awards’ display table not later than 5:00 PM, Thursday, July 17, 2014. 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 www.scv.org no later than May 16, 2014. 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 May 16 and July 10, 2014.

Individual Member Awards
In order to nominate a deserving compatriot for an award, an award nomination form must be filled out and submitted. 
 There is a pdf version of the form which can be printed and then scanned or mailed. The pdf version of the form can be found at: www.scv.org/pdf/awardnominationform14.pdf. There is also an MS Word version of the form. Both the pdf version and the MS Word version be found on scv.org under Forms and Documents. The link to Forms and Documents is: www.scv.org/services/documents.php.
 The type of awards and the criteria for each can be found in the Awards Handbook at: www.scv.org/pdf/AwardsHandbook2013a.pdf. Please use this as a reference in determining what will be the most appropriate award for a compatriot. 
The Deadline to submit a nomination for an award to be presented at the 2014 Reunion is May 17, 2014. The award nomination form should be filled out in its entirety for each nomination and one copy sent to SCV Chief of Staff Charles Rand – chuckrand3@gmail.com; and one copy to SCV Membership Coordinator Bryan Sharp – membership@scv.org at General Headquarters. The earlier forms are submitted the easier it will be for GHQ to process the nominations. Nominations submitted later than May 17, 2014 may not be able to be processed in time for the compatriots names submitted to be printed the awards program distributed at the Reunion. 
 Nominations can be submitted to GHQ by Division Commanders and Army Commanders. For those in a division, such as a camp or brigade commander, that wish to nominate a compatriot, they should send the completed form to their Division Commander who should review the nomination and forward those they approve to GHQ. 
If there are any questions please contact Membership Coordinator Bryan Sharp at GHQ or Chief of Staff Chuck Rand. COS Rand can be reached at chuckrand3@gmail.com.
 This is one of the best ways to recognize those that have made contributions to the SCV. Division Commanders and Army Commanders are urged to see to it that those in their respective armies and divisions get the recognition they deserve. 

Presentation of Awards
All awards will be recognized at the awards’ luncheon on Friday, July 18, 2014, or at the Saturday night banquet on July 19, 2014. 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.