Lodge Bulletin Contest Criteria 2023‐2024

All Lodges are encouraged to enter the FSEA Lodge Bulletin Contest sponsored by the Florida State Elks Association Lodge Activities Committee. Judging will be based on design, timeliness, quality of articles and overall message portrayed.

The bulletin should:

  • Be easily readable, well organized, and informative.

  • Report on the activities of the Lodge, using pictures as well as commentary.

  • Include articles written for and directed to all members, not just lodge officers.

  • Stimulate Members to actively participate in the Lodge activities.

To enter the Lodge Bulletin Contest:

Choose and submit three (3) consecutive issues of your Lodge Bulletin published between April 1 and December 31, 2023. Bind them together in a folder (only the bulletins are judged, not the folder) and have your Lodge Secretary certify in writing the number of members in your Lodge as of March 31, 2023 the Certification Letter must be included in your folder so that your entry will be judged in the
appropriate division.

Judging will be based on:
a) Content: 0‐100 points
b) Layout & Typography: 0‐50 points
c) Pictorial: 0 ‐25 points
d) General: 0‐25 points

Awards will be Five, Four and Three Stars, mailed to the State President for presentation at the State
Convention in May.

The top three entries in each division will be brought to the State Convention in May 2024. Please stop by the booth and pick‐up your bulletin binders before departing Orlando. Winning Lodges of each division will be contacted upon completion of judging.

Please mail your entry to

Lodge Activities Chair
Stuart Howitt
4015 W Palm Aire Dr  Apt 1003
Pompano Beach FL 33069
No Later than January 15, 2024