Announcing the Winners of Golden Key's 2013 Chapter Facebook Contest


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.

Golden Key is very excited to announce the winners of our 2013 Chapter Facebook Contest! The contest was open to all Golden Key chapters in North America.  The goal of the contest was to increase the number of likes on the chapter Facebook pages throughout the month of September.  By getting more likes on the Facebook pages, it gives chapter leaders a great opportunity to reach out to more of their chapter members to increase involvement and awareness.  The chapters can post about upcoming meetings and event, share pictures, brainstorm ideas and more all on their Facebook page.
The participating chapters were sorted into four categories based on their existing number of likes in order to give everyone an equal chance of winning.  One chapter has been selected as the winner from each category…
Winners are

The University of Florida, the University of Alberta, Western Kentucky University, and Appalachian State University! 

Each of the winning chapters receives $500!

The University of Florida chapter ( was the category 1 winner and increased their likes by 358. The University of Alberta chapter ( was the category 2 winner and increased their likes by 239. The Western Kentucky University chapter ( was the category 3 winner and increased their likes by 169.  The Appalachian State University chapter ( was the category 4 winner and increased their likes by 111.
The number of new people the chapters got to like their pages surpassed our expectations.  We are so impressed. Golden Key is proud of all the hard work and wonderful things our chapters accomplish year-round.  This contest is a prime example of their determination as so many chapters participated and helped spread awareness of Golden Key and our mission. “I am so proud of all the chapters who participated in this contest,” said Holly McCaleb, Director of U.S. University Relations.  “Almost everyone is on Facebook so it is a quick and easy way for our chapters to promote events, poll their members and create excitement around what their chapter stands for on campus.  I look forward to being a part of many exciting chapter adventures through this platform.”
Congratulations to the winning chapters!
Check back on the blog tomorrow for a highlight on the winning chapters’ strategies for the contest!

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.