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Hallmark Awards









2023 Most Distinguished Chapter
Alpha Nu Sigma Chapter
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Conway, South Carolina

The Hallmark Awards is Phi Theta Kappa’s prestigious, highly-competitive awards program recognizing individuals, chapters and regions for excellence in Phi Theta Kappa programming, priorities and membership development.

Award winners are recognized each spring at PTK Catalyst, the Society's Annual Convention.

How To Apply?

The Hallmark Applications will open in October 2023 at

Chapter advisors will have immediate access to the forms. Advisors must provide their chapter member(s) access to the entry forms by reporting them to Headquarters as Hallmark Awards Chapter Delegates. This ensures that the chapter’s entries are coordinated as a team.

Advisors, follow these instructions to give your chapter members access to the forms and view step-by-step directions on how to submit online. Check out the Award Categories, Entry Questions and Judging Rubrics here.

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Dates to Remember

Award entries are due on these dates:

5:00 pm CST, Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Administrator Awards Due
Categories include College Administrator (vice presidents, deans, etc.), Paragon President (for new college presidents), Gordon (for college presidents serving 5 years or more), Bennett (for retiring college presidents), and Community College State Director Awards

5:00 pm CST, Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Applications for Individual Awards Due
Categories include Chapter Officer Team, Chapter Officer, Chapter Member, Advisor Team, Paragon New Advisor, Distinguished Advisor, and Continued Excellence Advisor

5:00 pm CST, Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Applications for Chapter Awards Due
Categories include Honors in Action Project and College Project Awards

5:00 pm CST, Monday, January 29, 2024

Regional Awards for Excellence Due
Categories include Distinguished Regional Officer, Distinguished Regional Officer Team, and Regional Awards for Excellence (Scholarship; Leadership; Service; Fellowship; CCsmart; Transfer Readiness; Career Readiness; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Membership Recruitment; and Chapter Engagement)

5:00 pm CST, Monday, January 29, 2024

Applications for Alumni Awards Due
Categories include Most Distinguished Alumni Association Award and Alumni Hall of Honor

Mission Statement

"The Hallmark Awards Program, which reflects the scholarly ideals of Phi Theta Kappa, serves to recognize superior individual and chapter achievement in Society programs. In this program, chapters compete against one another. Participation encourages excellence, reflects fairness, recognizes quality, and leads to enhanced student, advisor, and chapter development.