The Iowa Knights of Columbus annually recognizes outstanding individuals, families, and programs that exemplify the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism of the Order and serve as examples and inspiration for all Knights of Columbus.
Nomination forms are due no later than January 31. Click HERE for the nomination forms.
Nomination forms, questions, and all other information can be directed to
Jamie McNaughton, State Program Director
The Iowa Knights of Columbus seeks nominations for the following awards:
Outstanding Council Service Program- Faith Our goal is to strengthen men and their families in the Catholic faith. Formation in our faith goes beyond mere facts or religious practice to an authentic connection with a loving God and his son Jesus Christ. Programs in this category are designed to draw us closer to God and the Church in a tangible and meaningful way.
Outstanding Council Service Program- Community Knights are called to serve others. Our first principle is Charity – at home with our families and in our communities. When Knights of Columbus members come together as one through their council and parish, they accomplish great things.
Outstanding Council Service Program- Life Catholics must be committed to the defense of life in all its stages and in every condition” (St. John Paul II, 1995). The urgency of the threat to a culture of life in our world cannot be misunderstood. The Knights of Columbus vigorously defends the dignity of each human being at every stage of life. Councils and parishes can work to build a culture of life and a civilization of love through these important programs
Outstanding Council Service Program- Family Father McGivney sought to strengthen the familial bond of a father to mother and children to parents. His vision for family life was not only financial and material aid but also spiritual strength. The majority of our time is easily spent in secular circles unless we intentionally create ways to live the domestic church. These programs, created for families by families, help us to live this call.
Deacon of the Year- Recognizes a deacon (permanent or transitional) for outstanding and noteworthy service to the Knights of Columbus, his church, and/ or the community at-large.
Chaplain of the Year- Recognizes one council chaplain per diocese for outstanding and noteworthy service to the Knights of Columbus, his church, and/ or the community at-large.
Family of the Year- Recognizes one family for their distinguished example of building a domestic church within their parish and/or the community; special consideration given to families with young child(ren).
Grand Knight of the Year- Recognizes one council Grand Knight for outstanding and noteworthy service to his Council, parish, and/or the community.
Knight of the Year- Recognizes one brother knight for outstanding and noteworthy service to his Council, parish, and/or the community; District Deputies and state officers are not eligible to receive this award.
Outstanding District Deputy- Recognizes one current District Deputy for outstanding and noteworthy service within his District; for specific partnerships and growth of the Order.
Youth of the Year- Recognizes one youth for outstanding and noteworthy service to their family, parish, school, and/or community. Both male and females are eligible for this award.