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Emma L. Conlon Service Award

2020 Emma L. Conlon Service Award winners

We congratulate this year's winners of the Service Award.

Golden Z Club Recipients
  • 1st Place: Golden Z Club of Colombo I, Sri Lanka, District 25
  • 2nd Place: Main-Taunus Golden Z Club, Germany, District 28
  • 3rd Place: University of Jamestown Golden Z Club, USA, District 7
  • Awarded to Golden Z club chartered less than two years: University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman Golden Z Club, Philippines, District 17
Z Club Recipients
  • 1st Place: Sacred Heart Canossian College (SHCC) Z Club, Hong Kong, District 17
  • 2nd Place: Childlink High School Cebu Z Club, Philippines, District 17
  • 3rd Place: Cagayan National High School (CNHS), Philippines, District 17
  • Awarded to Golden Z club chartered less than two years: Geographe Bay Z Club, Australia, District 23

The Emma L. Conlon Service Award recognizes those Z and Golden Z clubs whose projects and programs best express the ideals of Zonta International to empower women through local and international service and advocacy. The awards, named in honor of Past International President Emma L. Conlon, who graciously underwrote the awards, were established in 1961 at the Zonta International Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

First, second and third place awards are given to both Z and Golden Z clubs. First place clubs receive US$1,000; second place clubs receive US$500; and third place clubs receive US$250. An additional award of US$250 is awarded to one Z club and one Golden Z club that have been chartered for less than two years. The award money is to be used for the clubs' service projects.


Z and Golden Z clubs must submit one service project in any of the three categories listed below.

  • School Service
  • Community Service
  • International Service

Application Process

Z and Golden Z club members will submit their applications, which include the signature of their sponsoring Zonta club president, to Zonta International Headquarters. The Zonta International Z and Golden Z Club Committee recommends eight recipients (four Z clubs and four Golden Z clubs) to the Zonta International Board for approval in June. The winners will be announced in June 2020.


The application deadline for the 2020 Emma L. Conlon Service Awards has passed. The 2021 application materials will be posted in December 2020.

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2 JUNE 2020

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