Portfolio Competitions

C. William Brownfield, John H. Armbruster, Andrew & Charlotte Mungenast

The Portfolio competitions are designed to give members an opportunity to refine their planning, time management, general writing and resume writing skills. Portfolio competitors are also given an opportunity to refine their interviewing and public speaking skills. The competition experience is invaluable and will give the competitor a greater understanding and appreciation of the Junior Chamber.

 

 

How it Works

  • Complete Resume and Portfolio
  • Complete entry form and Resume and Portfolio, and submit six copies to the Competitions Program Manager and Individual Development Vice President by published due date
  • Complete Interview at Annual Convention

 

 

The portfolio competitions will be submitted prior to Annual Convention and the interviews will be held at Annual Convention. Resume and Portfolio competitions judging and interviews are generally held Friday and/or Saturday of conventions. This is subject to change. Please refer to the current published convention agenda for details.

The C. William Brownfield, John H. Armbruster “Keyman”, and Andrew & Charlotte Mungenast Memorial Awards competitions are sponsored by the Minnesota JCI Senate.

C. William Brownfield Memorial Award

The C. William Brownfield Memorial Award is presented to a first year Jaycee in recognition of their significant achievements during their first 12 months of membership. The award is named in honor of the author of the Jaycee Creed. The Jaycee Creed is recited by Jaycees throughout the world at virtually every Junior Chamber function. Bill Brownfield penned the creed after attending his first ever National Junior Chamber Convention. As a new member from Ohio, he recognized that the spirit and enthusiasm of the Junior Chamber movement began with the exciting energy of first-year Jaycees.

 

 

Eligibility:
1. First-year Jaycees, during and up to their first 18 months of membership. No member is eligible to compete after the second National Convention following his or her entry into the Junior Chamber.
2. The nominee must have completed his/her First Degree of Jaycees.

John H. Armbruster “Keyman” Memorial Award

The John H. Armbruster “Keyman” Memorial Award is presented to an outstanding Jaycee who has continued to show support, dedication, and enthusiasm for the Junior Chamber following their first year of membership. The award is named in honor and recognition of John H. Armbruster’s faithful service to the United States Junior Chamber. John was a charter member of the St. Louis Junior Chamber of Commerce and throughout his life continued to contribute to the Jaycee movement.

 

 

Eligibility:
1. Any Junior Chamber member who has been a member in good standing for more than twelve consecutive months.
2. The nominee must have completed his/her Second Degree of Jaycees.

Andrew and Charlotte Mungenast Award

The Andrew and Charlotte Mungenast Award is presented annually to one family from the Minnesota Jaycees. The family then goes on to compete at the annual meeting of the United States Jaycees where three outstanding families are chosen. These are families who have promoted and exemplified the objectives and beliefs of the Jaycee Creed. The award is named in honor of Andrew and Charlotte Mungenast. Andrew was one of the founders of the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce and served as its first secretary. His wife, Charlotte, was known as the first lady of the Junior Chamber by the United States Junior Chamber and Junior Chamber International.

 

 

Eligibility:
1. Any married couple with or without children and single parents with children may enter this competition.
2. Both spouses must be no more than 40 yrs. of age at the time of National competition in order to win at State. Note that only one member of the family must meet all requirements.