Awards

Members of the Rotary community help make clubs stronger, communities better, and peace possible. Thank them for their dedication and valuable contributions by recognizing them with one of these Rotary International or non-contribution-based Rotary Foundation awards.


Recognize a club

Rotary citation for Rotary clubs

The most important award for Rotary clubs.

Who can nominate: club officers
Nomination deadline: 30 June
Award type: electronic certificate

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Rotary citation for Rotaract clubs

The most important award for Rotaract clubs.

Who can nominate: Rotaract club presidents and advisers
Nomination deadline: 15 August 
Award type: electronic certificate

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Rotary citation for Interact clubs

The most important award for Interact clubs.

Who can nominate: Interact club advisors, sponsor Rotary club presidents
Nomination deadline: 15 August
Award type: electronic certificate

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Significant Service Award

Recognize a club whose project has addressed a significant need in your community.

Who can nominate: club president
Nomination period: all year
Award type: electronic certificate

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World Interact Week Recognition

Recognizes Interact clubs that celebrate the founding of the first club during World Interact Week, which occurs each year during the week of 5 November (from Monday to Sunday).

Who can nominate: sponsoring Rotary clubs or district Interact chairs
Nomination period: all year
Award type: electronic certificate

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World Rotaract Week Recognition

Recognizes Rotaract clubs that celebrate the founding of the first club during World Rotaract Week, which occurs each year during the week of 13 March (from Monday to Sunday).

Who can nominate: sponsoring Rotary clubs or district Rotaract chairs
Nomination period: all year
Award type: electronic certificate

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Interact Video Awards

Recognizes outstanding videos created by Interactors.

Who can nominate: Interactors or sponsor Rotary club members
Nomination period: 1 October-1 December
Award type: plaque or certificate

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Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards

Recognizes Rotaract clubs that are making a sustainable impact in one of Rotary's areas of focus through their innovative community or international service projects.

Who can nominate: Rotaractors
Nomination period: 1 August-1 February
Award type: plaque or certificate

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Recognize individuals

Avenues of Service Award (district recognition)

With an award from their district, clubs can honor a Rotarian who participates in service activities in one of the five Avenues of Service — club, vocational, community, international, and youth service.

Who can nominate: club presidents
Nomination period: all year
Award type: electronic certificate

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Avenues of Service Award (RI recognition)

Districts can nominate a member who has performed service in all five Avenues of Service for an award from Rotary International.

Who can nominate: district governors
Nomination period: all year
Award type: pin and crystal award

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Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service

Honors members who have been actively involved in service related to The Rotary Foundation.

Who can nominate: district Rotary Foundation chair (with endorsement by the governor)
Nomination period: November-December
Award type: electronic certificate

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Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award

Honors individual Rotarians who have demonstrated exemplary service to the Foundation and have received the Citation for Meritorious Service at least four years prior.

Who can nominate: district governors
Nomination period: 1 January-28 February

Award type: pin and crystal award

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Rotary Foundation District Service Award

Honors Rotarians who are making a difference through the Foundation’s programs.

Who can nominate: district governors who receive recommendations from their district foundation committee
Nomination period: all year (ideally before district conference)
Award type: electronic certificate

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Service Above Self Award

Prestigious award for Rotarians who demonstrate their commitment to helping others by volunteering their time and talents.

Who can nominate: district governors
Nomination period: 1-31 October
Award type: pin and crystal award

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Service Award for a Polio-Free World

Honors Rotarians who have made outstanding contributions to our polio eradication efforts.

Who can nominate: Rotarians
Nomination period: all year
Nomination deadline: 1 October
Award type: plaque

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PolioPlus Pioneer Award

Honors Rotarians who provided extraordinary service to polio eradication prior to 1 November 1992.

Who can nominate: Rotarians
Nomination period: all year
Nomination deadline: 1 October
Award type: crystal award

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Recognize non-Rotarians

Rotary Alumni Association of the Year Award

Recognizes one outstanding alumni association each year for raising awareness of our alumni’s impact on our organization.

Who can nominate: Any member of the Rotary community
Nomination period: 1 July-15 September
Award type: banner, recognition at Rotary convention

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Rotary Alumni Global Service Award

Honors one outstanding Rotary alumnus each year for their humanitarian service and professional achievements.

Who can nominate: Any member of the Rotary community
Nomination period: 1 July-15 September
Award type: crystal award, recognition at the Rotary convention

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Rotary Award for Excellence in Service to Humanity

Recognizes non-Rotarians, including partners and spouses of Rotarians, who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service in accord with Rotary’s ideals.

Who can nominate: district governor
Nomination period: 1-31 March
Award type: pin and crystal award

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Questions? Send them to rotarysupportcenter@rotary.org.