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:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIP?
  4. 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


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