Hallmark Awards

Most Distinguished Chapter

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?

2020 Hallmark Awards Entry Forms will be available online in Fall 2019 at http://my.ptk.org.

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

In Fall 2019, follow these instructions to give your chapter members access to the forms and view step-by-step directions on how to submit online.

In the meantime, check out the Award Categories, Entry Questions and Judging Rubrics here.

Dates to Remember

December 5, 2019

Administrator Awards Due
Categories include Board of Trustees, 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

January 9, 2020

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

January 10, 2020

Applications for Regional Officer Awards Due
Categories include Regional Officer Team and Regional Officer

January 16, 2020

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

January 31, 2020

Regional Awards for Excellence Due
Categories include Scholarship; Leadership; Service; Fellowship; College Completion; Transfer Readiness; Career Readiness; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Membership Recruitment; and Chapter Engagement

January 31, 2020

Applications for Alumni Awards Due
Categories include Alumni Association Award of Merit and Alumni Award of Appreciation

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.