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2024 Virginia DeMolay Conclave Competitions
July 25, 2024 - July 27, 2024

Newport News, Virginia

Virginia DeMolay hold various competitions as part of our annual Conclave in Newport News, Virginia over the weekend of July 25 - 27, 2024. Winners will be recognized and presented with trophies during the State Association's annual Conclave Banquet on July 27, 2024.
 

Athletic & Academic Competitions - Regional Master Councilors must register their regions’ competing teams for the following contests by email to thomas.sellers@gmail.com by 7/1/2024. Only one chapter per region may be registered for each event:

 

  • Basketball

  • Chess

  • Tennis Singles

  • Tennis Doubles

  • Volleyball

  • State Representative DeMolay

 

Softball Tournament - Unlike previous years, this year's softball tournament will be open to all Virginia DeMolays who wish to play. Click here to sign up. All registered players will be sorted into teams prior to the tournament. Teams will consist of DeMolays from different chapters. The members of the winning team will be recognized at the Conclave Banquet. 

Award Nominations - Chapters must submit nominations for the following awards to rmyoung2424@gmail.com by 7/1/2024:

 

  • Advisor of the Year Award - Use the entry form located here.

  • Rookie of the Year Award - Use the entry form located here.

  • Sponsoring Body of the Year Award - Submit a narrative statement to justify the award.

  • Supporting Body of the Year Award - Submit a narrative statement to justify the award.

 

Other Awards and Contests:

 

  • Essay - Use the entry form located here.

    • The 2024 essay topic is "If you could go back in time and tell yourself something before you got initiated or right after you got initiated, what would it be and why?"

    • Any DeMolay may submit an essay, there is no limitation on the number of applicants per chapter for this contest.

    • Submit by email to thomas.sellers@gmail.com by 7/1/2024.

  • Oratorical - Use the entry form located here.

    • The 2024 oratorical topic is “7th Precept, Patriotism.”

    • Any DeMolay may submit an entry, there is no limitation on the number of applicants per chapter for this contest.

    • Submit by email to thomas.sellers@gmail.com by 7/1/2024.

  • Chapter of the Year Award – Use the entry form located here.

    • See previous year submissions for sample entries.

    • Due to competitions director on first day of Conclave (may be submitted electronically by 7/20/2024 to thomas.sellers@gmail.com).

    • We cannot guarantee access to a computer/printer at Conclave, so if you plan on submitting your application at Conclave or after 7/20/2024, please do so in hard copy.

 

The following awards DO NOT require application, as they are determined by information already available to the evaluators:

 

  • Chapter Representative DeMolay

  • Galloping Gavel

  • Humanitarian Award - This award will be determined based on community service and charitable donations chapters reported to communityservice@vademolay.org with a cutoff date of 7/20/2024.

 

Schedules, winners' listings and rules for all contests are always available here.

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