Multiple District Four
"Lions Clubs of California"

MD4 Excellence Award Academy Awards for Lionism Scrapbook Contest

[Presented at District Conventions]


  1. To be considered for this award, the nominee must be a Lion in good standing in a club in good standing from a district within Multiple District Four.
  2. The Lion must show great leadership ability and demonstrate that ability in thought and deed.
  3. A nominee shall have exhibited leadership by taking initiative with projects for their club and district.
  4. The Lion must have demonstrated dedication to the Lions organization and served as a role model for all Lions.
  5. Consideration for nomination must be given to lifetime achievements of the candidate as well as to the candidate’s attitude toward Lionism.


  1. One (1) award for each district with of up to 1,200 members, three (3) awards for districts with over 1,200 to 2,000 members and four (4) awards for districts with over 2,000 members as recorded on December 31.
  2. A Lion will receive the award only one time. The award would be presented at the district’s annual convention by a current MD-4 District Governor on behalf of the multiple district.
  3. Nominations for this award may come from clubs or the district cabinet and shall be in writing. Each nomination will contain full justification for the award, showing that the nominee is the most deserving available and that the nominee meets the criteria for the honor.
  4. The district cabinet will review all nominations and select the recipient(s) at a regularly scheduled meeting of the cabinet. The selection shall require a majority of votes cast of the cabinet members present. The decision of the district cabinet shall be final. The name(s) of the district recipient(s) shall be submitted to the Council of Governors no later than the February Council of Governors meeting.
  5. The District Governor, Vice District Governor, Cabinet Secretary, Cabinet Treasurer and the Immediate Past District Governor shall be ineligible for this award.
  6. The Multiple District Four Excellence Award medals will be made available through the MD-4 office. The award will consist of a medallion to be hung from a presentation ribbon and a resolution of appreciation issued by the Council of Governors. Each district will purchase the appropriate number of awards from the MD-4 office each year.

[Presented at the Annual MD4 Conventions]


    District Governors (or their designees) will be responsible for forwarding nominations to the MD4 Nominations Committee ℅ (to be determined).



The Vice District Governors, in attendance, shall judge the Scrapbook Contest at the first Council meeting after the International Convention. The following rules for judging shall be followed:

  1. Only winners of the individual District level contest shall be eligible. District’s or Club President’s scrapbook or yearbook may be entered in the contest.
  2. The President’s year shall begin with his/her election and will end on June 30th the following year.
  3. There will be three awards for the MD-4 contest: a winner and two honorable mentions. Awards will be presented at the MD-4 Convention the next February.
  4. Maximum Cover size of book shall be: 19" x 25"
  5. Lions, not professionals, shall have prepared book.
  6. The scrapbook will be divided and judged in eight categories:
    • Organization and index (7 pts); general appearance (3 pts) 10 pts
    • Local community service 20 points
    • District service activities 15 points
    • MD4 activities 10 points
    • International activities 10 points
    • Youth activities 10 points
    • News media coverage 15 points
    • Club social activities 10 points