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District Commander Race to the Top Competition

The Race to the Top Competition is divided into five categories based on the membership of the district without regard to geographic locations. District commanders compete in each of the following categories based on final membership year totals, and a top district commander for the national award will be selected from each of the five categories.

Category I - Districts 15 to 1,499 members
Category II - Districts 1,500 to 2,999 members
Category III - Districts 3,000 to 4,999 members
Category IV - Districts 5,000 to 7,499 members
Category V - Districts 7,500 and above members

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* First Place Award - Trip to 2014 National Convention in Charlotte, NC will be presented to the top district commander and guest in each category whose district membership on March 31 represents the greatest percentage over the final previous year membership of that district. Cannot be less than 100 percent to qualify. This entitles each winner and guest to a trip to attend the National Convention as a distinguished guest of the National Commander, including round - trip airfare, tickets to the National Commander’s Banquet, and hotel accommodations for 6 days / 5 nights. These district commanders will also be awarded a Legion cap that signifies they are a Race-to-the-Top winner that will be awarded on stage at the National Convention. Plus Race-to-the-Top ribbons for each of the district's posts.

* Second Place Awards will be presented to the district commander in each category whose district membership on March 31 represents the second highest percentage over the final previous year membership of that district. Cannot be less than 100 percent to qualify. Winners will receive a $500 check.

* Third Place Awards will be presented to the district commander in each category whose district membership on March 31 represents the third highest percentage over the final previous year membership of that district. Cannot be less than 100 percent to qualify. Winners will receive a $375 check.