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 3Diamonds.me is an awards program by Diamond in a Rock, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that awards students grades 3-12 for their academic, community and personal excellence. We shine light on the ordinary future leaders, whose hard-work and dedication are usually unnoticed. Our organization was founded by a group of children musicians, Smith III, who wanted to give back to the community. The organization started in Pennsylvania, however, with the help of volunteers and donors we are awarding future academic, community and personal stars nationwide.

 

What We Do
To improve the rate of student striving for excellence, we provide awards to students and teachers for academic, community and personal success. We are shining light on future leaders and young professionals today and encouraging them to continue to work hard and achieve their dreams. We provide resources and scholarships for students.
Our Mission
To celebrate students and teachers today, that will change tomorrow. Our Vision
Building a stronger tomorrow with today’s young people while inspiring a generation. Why we’re needed
School dropout rates and low test scores are still an epidemic. We are refocusing the educational system on creating great individuals. Every year over 3 million high school dropouts, which leads to crime and people becoming less an average citizen. We want students everywhere to complete globally.

 

 

 

 

Categories

Award Process

Rule of Entry

Entry Form

Voting Process

Award Rules

Contact Us

2014-2015 Awards Categories for Student

Future Author Award: for his/her awesome achievement in creative writing!

Future Inventor Award

Most Improved Behavior overcoming the odds

Computer Whiz Award: for having a special knowledge about computers!

Most Athletic Award: for having a special talent in the area of sports!

Future Engineer Award: for his attention to details!

Math Whiz Award: for his strong math skills!

Born Leader Award: for working well with others!

Future Entrepreneur Award

Creative Problem Solver Award

Outstanding Talent Award

Outstanding Citizen Award

Future Teacher Award

Future Doctor Award

Future Scientist Award

Future Economist Award

 

 

 

3rd and 4th Grader -Best Reader Award: for your special ability and love of reading!

Other grade Book Worm Award

 

Teachers and Schools

Award Categories

 

Most Influencing Teacher Award

Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award

Outstanding School of the Year Award

 

 

If you know a student who is striving for Excellence,

see Rules for Entry and Nominate them.

Award Definitions

1.  3Diamonds Award of Merit shall be given annually to honor outstanding students grade 3-12 for their achievement of  academic, community and personal excellence, as provided for in the rules and approved by the Broad of Governors.

2. Awards shall be conferred at an annual Awards ceremony.

3. Awards of Merit in the form of a crystal diamond trophy of the Academy (3diamonds) shall be conferred annually for the following achievements:

4. OTHER AWARDS shall be given at such times as in the judgment of the Board of Governors there is a deserving recipient, but not necessarily each year.  They shall be in such form as the Board of Governors may decide.

 

Academic Requirements for Initial Eligibility for 3Diamonds.me Awards

The 3Diamonds.me Awards is consists of eligible participant in each of the listed area below.

Requirement for each participant to be considered as a nominee, he/she must have a 3.5 and above GPA through the school year. They must have completed a minimum of 40 hours of community service hours during the school year and provide character reference letter from three individuals include a teacher. Plus an individual letter as to why they should be the recipient of the award in the category entered.

 

The Award Year and Deadlines

A nominee must be submitted on or before February 15, 2015

First selection round - March 31, 2015

Final Nomination Selected – April 19, 2015

Award Ceremony May 23, 2015

 

Balloting and Nominations

1. Voting on all achievements shall be restricted to active and life Academy members.

2. All eligible participants will be listed in the category entered to be reviewed by voters; releasing companies may be required to check their productions as they will appear in the Reminder List and assume full responsibility for errors and omissions.

3. Individual reminder lists from which the nominations are voted shall refer only to the school in which the achievement was made, the second half the voting will be decided b y the public. So each nominee is encouraged to garner votes form school and community.

4. Voting for nominations and awards shall be by secret ballot.  Ballots shall be made available by the Academy, and completed ballots shall be received and tabulated by a firm of certified public accountants designated by the Academy President.

5. The final nominees shall not be not more than five.

 

Questions regarding candidate should be directed in advance to 3diamonds.me by contacting Mrs. Debbie Reid, Senior Coordinator,  info@3diamonds.me or (859) 4 AWARDS.

 

 

 

  • Rules of Entry

    The mission of the 3Diamonds Awards competition is to celebrate students and teachers today that will change tomorrow  for their academic, community and personal excellence. The award category is for students, whether public, private or home-schooled, once they are in grades 3-12.

    The Vision – Building a strong tomorrow, understanding your past, present and future.

     

     

  • Eligibility and Criteria for Nomination

    Each award category is not based on race, background and ethnicity. Regardless of who you are, you can qualify, as this award is made public at the beginning of the school year. Each student and teacher nomination application must be submitted. A letter as to why the nominee should be considered. A project that the student worked on throughout the year for the particular category. The student GPA was needed at the time of application, however, proof is required after submission. A copy of the community hours served, if the student or teach volunteered for Diamonds In A Rock Foundation, an authorized form sends to you.

     

    In the first round of voting all nominees will be listed on the ballot, along with their state and school.

     

     

  • Future Author Award: for his/her awesome achievement in creative writing!

    This award is for a student that has demonstrated abilities and/achievement in creative writing. The student must also maintain a GPA of 3.5 and above completed  a minimum of 40 hours of community service (for a student that work, please contact the program for more details) during the current school year before the nomination.

  • Future Inventor Award

    This award is for a student that has demonstrated abilities and/achievement as an inventor. The student must also maintain a GPA of 3.5 and above completed a minimum of 40 hours of community service (for a student that work, please contact the program for more details) during the current school year before the nomination.

  • Most Improved Behavior by overcoming the odds Award

    This award is for a student that has demonstrated abilities to overcome through extreme circumstances and have improved in conduct and grades. The student must now maintain a GPA of 3.5 and above completed 40 hours of community service (for a student that work, please contact the program for more details) during the current  school year before the nomination

  • Computer Whiz Award: for having a special knowledge about computers!

    This award is for a student that has demonstrated abilities and/achievement in computer and technology. The student must also maintain a GPA of 3.5 and above completed a minimum of 40 hours of community service (for a student that work, please contact the program for more details) during the current school year before the nomination.

  • Most Athletic Award: for having a special talent in the area of sports!

    This award is for a student that has demonstrated abilities and/achievement in sports. The student must also maintain a GPA of 3.5 and above completed a minimum of 40 hours of community service (for a student that work, please contact the program for more details) during the current school year before the nomination.

  • Future Engineer Award: for his attention to details!

    This award is for a student that has demonstrated abilities and/achievement in engineering and attention to detail. The student must also maintain a GPA of 3.5 and above completed 40 hours of community service (for a student that work, please contact the program for more details) during the current school year before the nomination.

  • Math Whiz Award: for his strong math skills!

    This award is for a student that has demonstrated abilities and/achievement in Mathematics. The student must also maintain a GPA of 3.5 and above completed a minimum of 40 hours of community service (for a student that work, please contact the program for more details) during the current school year before the nomination.

  • Born Leader Award: for working well with others!

    This award is for a student that has demonstrated abilities and/achievement in Leadership. The student must also maintain a GPA of 3.5 and above completed 40 hours of community service (for a student that work, please contact the program for more details) during the current school year before the nomination.

  • Future Entrepreneur Award

    This award is for a student that has demonstrated abilities and/achievement in Entrepreneurship. The student must also maintain a GPA of 3.5 and above completed a minimum of 40 hours of community service (for a student that work, please contact the program for more details) during the current school year before the nomination.

  • Creative Problem Solver Award

    This award is for a student that has demonstrated abilities, creative problem solving and meeting the need for the next generation. The student must also maintain a GPA of 3.5 and above completed a minimum of 40 hours of community service (for a student that work, please contact the program for more details) during the current school year before the nomination.

  • Outstanding Talent Award

    This award is for a student that has demonstrated outstanding musical and other talents. The student must also maintain a GPA of 3.5 and above completed a minimum of 40 hours of community service (for a student that work, please contact the program for more details) during the current school year before the nomination.

  • Outstanding Citizen Award

    This award is for a student who throughout the year have proven to be a great citizen. The student must also maintain a GPA of 3.5 and above completed a minimum of 40 hours of community service (for a student that work, please contact the program for more details) during the current school year before the nomination.

  • Future Teacher Award

    This award is for a student who throughout the year have proven to be a future educator. The student must also maintain a GPA of 3.5 and above completed a minimum of 40 hours of community service (for a student that work, please contact the program for more details) during the current school year before the nomination.

  • 3rd and 4th Grade -Best Reader Award - Grade 5-12  Book Worm Award

     

     

    This award is for a student who throughout the year have read over 50 books appropriate for the grade level. The student must also maintain a GPA of 3.5 and above completed a minimum of 40 hours of community service (for a student that work, please contact the program for more details) during the current school year before the nomination.

  • Future Doctor Award

    This award is for a student who throughout the year have demonstrated exceptional ability in the field of medicine. The student must also maintain a GPA of 3.5 and above completed a minimum of 40 hours of community service (for a student that work, please contact the program for more details) during the current school year before the nomination.

  • Future Scientist Award

    This award is for a student who throughout the year have demonstrated exceptional ability in the field of Science. The student must also maintain a GPA of 3.5 and above completed a minimum of 40 hours of community service (for a student that work, please contact the program for more details) during the current school year before the nomination.

  • Future Economist Award

    This award is for a student who throughout the year have demonstrated exceptional ability in the field of Economy. The student must also maintain a GPA of 3.5 and above completed a minimum of 40 hours of community service (for a student that work, please contact the program for more details) during the current school year before the nomination.

  • Teachers and Schools award Categories

    Most Influencing Teacher Award

    This award is for a teacher who throughout the year have influenced their student, regardless of the background or ethnicity.

     

    Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award

    This award is for a teacher who throughout the year have gone above and beyond for their student and fellow staff, regardless of the background or ethnicity.

     

    Outstanding School of the Year Award

    This award is for a school who throughout the year have risen and evaluate its students and teacher to new test levels, regardless of the background or ethnicity.

     

  • The national winning Award may receive the following:

    • National and local  recognition for their excellence

    • Prestigious Diamonds Award

    • Spotlight on 3diamonds website and feature in Diamonds In A Rock magazine

    • And other cash prize value $250 - $1, 000  depending on the category

     

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First, if you have any trouble with the balloting software, you can email your choices to info@3diamonds.me

 

The 3 Diamond Student Excellence Award are decided in similar manner as other awards.

 

To maintain the integrity of the awards and the voting process, it is important for you to know the details of the process.

Your vote is an integral part of that process.

 

Who is eligible?  Only Students who are members of the 3 Diamonds are eligible for the 3 Diamonds Academy Award.  Membership must be obtained prior to November 30 of the qualifying period.  Members, who are eligible for awards, please read qualifying page, names and details must have be submitted or listed on the 3Diamonds.me website prior to December 31 of the qualifying period, and work and grades must be within the qualifying period information.

 

Who votes?  There are three sections of the voting process: The Academy Board of Honorees, the Academy Members, and the general public.  The Academy Board of Honorees consists of past recipients of the 3 Diamonds Academy and the Board Members of the Diamond In A Rock Foundation.  Each individual member of the Academy Board of Honorees gets one vote.  Their voting counts as 50% of the voting totals and is styled after the AP Writer's Poll with each nominee being ranked 1 through 5.  Members of the Academy of 3 Diamonds also vote and their vote counts 35% toward the total.  You can join the Academy as a Voting Member here. The public's vote is a single count 'pick one' style of voting.  Each year, the public vote accounts for a number of votes that represents a figure nearest 15% of the total vote.

 

Why should I vote?  While it is true that 50% of the votes come from the peers of the nominees, it is important to remember that pleasing the fans is still a big part of this business for 3 Diamond Student.  Performers must maintain a high level of quality in their work but must also garner support from their friends and family on a continual basis.  The public vote, therefore, plays a major part in the outcome of the voting process.

 

Why are there so many nominees?  As mentioned before, all qualifying Students are invited to join 3 Diamonds Academy., not all have done so at this time.  The Academy seeks to inform the public that Student Excellence crosses all grades lines.  If you know an student or parent who meet student Excellence standard, please encourage them to join.

 

How accurate and secure is the voting?  Your vote is collected by automated event handling software.  The results are made available only to the administrators of the event.  If you have any trouble voting, please email your choices to info@3diamonds.me  Each vote is collected and printed for safekeeping.  At the end of the process, an independent accounting firm may be given the ballots for verification.  The results are kept secret until the day of the awards show.

 

By voting, you will get

 

 

This is our newsletter

and you will get all the voting results and updates

about the awards show.

Diamond In A Rock Foundation

Award Rules

 

Award Name:

3Diamonds Award

 

Award Purpose/Scope:

The 3Diamonds Award was established in 2014 to celebrate students and teachers for their academic, personal and community accomplishment.

 

Award time:

The award shall be granted at the end of every school year and is based on the accomplishment for that school year.

 

Recipient Qualifications:

The recipient shall be distinguished for contributions to the advancement of any of the objects, purposes, or activities of Diamond In A Rock Foundation. The recipient needs to be a member of Diamond In A Rock Foundation, since distinguished service to the Foundation is required of a recipient of this award. The recipient should also be distinguished for contributions consisting of: see categories

There shall be no restrictions or reservations regarding age, sex, race, citizenship, or place of origin or residence.

 

Award Content:

The award shall consist of a Diamond award that contains a crystal on top with wood support medal thereof, both bearing the recipient's name, the sum of $250-$ 1,000, complimentary meeting registration for the award recipient and companion, a dinner held in the recipient’s honor during the designated meeting, and Life Membership in The Foundation.

 

Award Acceptance:

The recipient shall receive the award in person at the designated meeting of the Foundation and shall, at that award ceremony, deliver a general address to the Foundation on a subject related to the contributions for which the award is being presented. The time and location of the address shall be determined by Foundation Headquarters. Requests for exceptions to any of the requirements of this section should be made to the President of the Foundation, and may require the approval of the Executive Committee.

 

Travel Assistance:

Travel expenses involved in the acceptance of the award shall be assumed by the recipient.

 

Recipient Selection:

Subcommittee

The Award Subcommittee is the Honors & an Awards Committee with the Committee Chair also serving as the Awards Subcommittee Chair.

 

Nominations

The call for nominations shall appear in a Foundation publication that is distributed to all members of the Foundation at least 6 months prior to the meeting at which the award will be given. Call for nominations may also be sent to all members via electronic communications. Nominations shall be considered closed at the nomination deadline, but nominations, once made, shall be considered in effect for two consecutive award cycles. The nomination deadline may be extended at the discretion of the chair of the Honors & Awards Committee.

Members of the Committee are ineligible to be considered for the award, but should any member be nominated for the award, his candidacy shall take effect at the expiration of the term of his membership on the Committee.

 

Materials

Nomination materials required include a completed and signed nomination form by the sponsor, and in addition, at least two, but not more than five supporting letters (one page in length) from endorsers. Optional materials include the candidate’s curriculum vitae, publications list, or other pertinent information that supports and strengthens the candidate’s nomination.

Nomination materials should be sent to: 3Diamonds Award, c/o Diamonds In A Rock Foundation, 612 Kimberton Road, Chester Spring, PA 19425; Phone: (859)429-2737; e-mail: nominations@3diamonds.me. Electronic submission of nomination packets is preferred.

 

 

Questions regarding candidate should be directed in advance to 3diamonds.me by contacting Mrs. Debbie Reid, Senior Coordinator,  info@3diamonds.me or (859) 4 AWARDS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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