Golden Key Chapter Website Contest

by GOLDEN KEY INNOVATION TEAM

Golden Key International Honour Society, founded on 29 November 1977, is an academic honor society which recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines.

The Golden Key Chapter Website Contest* officially launches today, August 1, 2012.

Golden Key and GIN Systems (www.goldenkeygin.com) are at it again… this time there are more chances to win awards! At Golden Key we are constantly trying to create new ways to communicate and provide resources that will support our members in unlocking their potential. We know that connecting our members has significant power and can lead to an experience that changes lives today and forever. Read more about the Facebook Application and Golden Key-GIN partnership.
Current members and potential new members frequently visit their chapter’s website through online searches.  It is a place for them to learn how to be involved and see what impact Golden Key is making on their campus. In response to the need for updated and engaging chapter websites, we have created the Chapter Website Contest.  We will award the top three chapter websites and GIN Systems for their activity and visual appeal. The prizes will be

  1. $1,000 awarded to the first place chapter,
  2. $750 to the second place chapter, and
  3. $250 to the third place chapter.

The contest will be open from August 1–October 1 and winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 7th at noon EST.  This contest is another opportunity for chapter leaders to be recognized with a national award as well as gain an experience that will serve into the future.  Whether you have website experience or not, the GIN System is so user-friendly, that anyone can use it.
In order to win, you need to keep your chapter website and GIN System updated and current as well as visually appealing… be creative!  On the chapter website you can do things such as post a welcome message on the homepage, upload officer pictures and contact info, link to important websites, add photos, post about events and more. Within the GIN system, you can network within the chapter, communicate with fellow members who are in the same classes, post news on the discussion wall and more. There is also a point system built into the GIN system for member activity awards.
Coinciding with the contest, www.goldenkeygin.com has been completely revamped to better assist leaders with the tools and resources needed. The customer service team at GIN Systems is also available to assist with any questions and can be reached at 1-888-GINSystem (1-888-345-7978).
During the fall, Golden Key will invite and induct thousands of new members from across the United States. The Chapter Website Contest is intentionally placed during this time period so chapter leaders can take advantage of the opportunity to win an award while at the same time setting up a better communication tool during the 2012-2013 academic year.  Soon we will be adding some chapter toolkit information on the GIN System.
If you have any questions regarding the Golden Key Chapter Website Contest, please email marketing@goldenkey.org.
*Please note: This contest is open to U.S. and Canada Chapters only.

About Golden Key

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity.