In addition to competitions at local and state conferences as well as the annual NJCL Convention, NJCL members can participate in a variety of activities including:
Club of The Month - Every club does creative and special events to encourage the study of the Classics and to help its community. Write about your club's events and submit it for the Club of the Month award!
Community Service Contest - This contest awards local chapters on the basis of community service. Please contact the Second Vice-President for information on this contest.
Local Constitution Contest - This contest recognizes members of local chapters that have spent time improving their governing documents throughout the year to best reflect the spirit of the Junior Classical League.
Creative Writing Contest - This contest allows members to demonstrate their writing talents via an essay of about 1000 words on a classically related theme or situation. Deadline for this contest is usually near the end of February.
Membership Contest - This contest recognizes those states and provinces that have made significant strides in the academic year to increase their membership in terms of number of chapters and total members.
Photo of the Month Contest - This contest is for state and local chapters to showcase their ongoing activities through the year. Submissions can earn points towards the
NJCL Club of the Month contest!
Programs and Activities Contest - This contest will be a way to foster ideas and spread the Classics between local JCL Chapters. The Contest gives the opportunity for local clubs to share what they are doing.
Promotional Video Contest - This contest awards JCLers for videos promoting Latin, Greek, JCL, and related topics. The deadline is May 31.
Publications Contests (Local) - This contest is designed to recognize publishers of local chapter newsletters and publications and is judged by the the NJCL Editor based on issues submitted throughout the year.
Publications Contest (State) - This contest is designed to recognize publishers of state newsletters and publications and is judged by the NJCL Editor based on issues submitted throughout the year.
Publicity Contest - This contest awards local chapters on the basis of publication of NJCL throughout the academic year via print, television, radio, electronic and other creative media. Entries must be submitted by June 1 for the academic year just being completed.
Social Media Contest - This is a new chapter contest to encourage a greater JCL presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Pinterest. First submissions are due Dec. 1.
Video of the Month Contest - Similar to the Photo of the Month contest, this is another opportunity for chapters to showcase their JCL spirit through a video format. Winning videos will be included in the video scrapbook at the end of the year!
Website Contests - Two divisions of this contest allow technologically-minded members to submit State chapter and Local chapter websites for consideration. The individual website is no longer offered as a contest due to lack of submissions over the past several years.