4 Way Test Speech Contest
Contest Winners Will Share $1500 in Cash Prizes
Are you a Siuslaw or Mapleton-area high school student (public, private, or home-schooled) in grades 9-12 who cares about ethical standards and behavior in today’s world? If you are, the Rotary Club of Florence invites you to share a subject you care about by participating in the 2021 Rotary International 4-Way Test Speech Contest.
The contest will be held virtually online at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2021. The top three finalists at the contest will present their speeches to a virtual meeting of the Florence Rotary Club on Tuesday, May 4, at 12 noon. First Prize for the local contest is $750, 2nd Prize is $500, and 3rd Prize is $250.
The three finalists from this event will also compete with contestants from other coastal Rotary clubs with the first place finisher at the second round competing in a “Speak Off” at the Rotary District Conference. Additional cash prizes will be awarded at the District level.
All participants will be required to take the Rotary 4-Way Test and apply it to real life throughout their speeches. The 4-Way Test has four principles:
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIP?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
The choices for topics are endless…would the Super Bowl pass the 4-Way Test? What about your homework assignments? How about social networking?
All speeches must be original and your own, and may not be less than 5 minutes or more than 7 minutes. Speeches should also be memorized.
4-Way Test Speech Contest Entry Form