District Awards & Competitions

Conference Awards

The Fraternity established the Conference Awards in order to boost Alpha activity and involvement, to promote outreach and service to the community, to promote cooperation and collaboration, as well as to increase and continually encourage academic excellence. These awards are bestowed upon brothers and chapters who exemplify Alpha manhood and whose work on behalf of the Fraternity far and truly exceeds the guidelines set by the General Organization.


Any member applying for a conference award must be registered for the respective conference and be an active member of the Fraternity. Any Chapter applying for a conference award must be an active chapter in good standing with the Fraternity and have its full delegate strength registered at the respective conference. Participation for awards, excluding the spirit awards, at the Regional and National Convention is limited to those Brothers and Chapters having been certified by their District Director or Regional Vice President as the winner in that category for that District or Region.

Award Categories at Ohio District Conference

  • Outstanding College Brother of the Year
  • Outstanding Alumni Brother of the Year
  • Outstanding College Chapter of the Year
  • Outstanding Alumni Chapter of the Year
  • The Charles H. Wesley Brotherhood Award
  • Alpha Spirit Awards (as outlined below)
    • College Brother with the Highest Grade Point Average
    • College Chapter with the Highest Grade Point Average
    • Chapter Traveling the Greatest Distance
    • Chapter with the Most Registered Brothers
    • Registered Brother with the Longest Membership in Alpha
    • Oldest (Age) Registered Brother
  • New!  While the award categories outlined below are not sanctioned by the General Organization, the Ohio District Leadership Team would like to celebrate the leadership and outstanding contributions from Brothers serving the fraternity in these respective roles:
  • Outstanding Chapter President (College)
  • Outstanding Chapter President (Alumni)
  • Outstanding Chapter Advisor
  • Outstanding Area Director
  • Outstanding Assistant Area Director

Competitions at Ohio District Conference

  • Belford V. Lawson Oratorical Competition
    • Topic/Theme: Jewel Henry Arthur Callis stated in 1946, “The chief significance of Alpha Phi Alpha lies in its purpose to stimulate, develop, and cement an intelligent, trained leadership in the unending fight for freedom, equality and fraternity. Our task is endless.” 
      “Seventy-five years later and amid many crises around the country and world, what is the task or what are the tasks for Alpha Phi Alpha?”