The Purpose and Goals of the Contest

The purpose of the 4-Way Test is to foster the principles of ethics in everyday life as well as in business. The Speech Contest is designed to introduce high school students to Rotary and the 4-Way Test by creating interest through a competitive speech contest, sponsored by their local Rotary club.
The specific goals of the Contest are to: 
• Acquaint a large number of youth with Rotary, and specifically, the tenets of the 4-Way Test.  
• Demonstrate and enhance Rotarians’ commitment to youth. 
• Heighten awareness of Rotary among parents, school officials, and the community at large. 
• Recognize, encourage and reward hard work and accomplishment in our youth. 
• Provide an opportunity for Rotarians to participate in a Community/Vocational Service program which focuses on the 4-Way Test as our standard of behavior.

General Information

There are three levels of competition: Club, Regional and District. Each club will conduct their local club level contests during February or March 2017 and MUST be completed by March 19, 2017. Four Regional Contests will be held during April 2017. Specific dates and locations for these contests will be determined based on clubs entering the contest. The winning speaker from each of the four Regional contests will compete at the District level competition, which will be held at the District Conference on May 13, 2017, in Lake Harmony, PA.

Manual & Forms

The 2016-17 Manual can be downloaded here: 2016-17 Manual
Individual Forms from the Manual can be downloaded below:

• Club Entry Form 2016-2017 - FORM
• Student Entry Form 2016-2017 - FORM
• Student Biography 2016-2017 – FORM
• Judges Score Sheet 2016-2017 – FORM
• Judges Instructions 2016-2017 – FORM
• Judges Tally Sheet 2016-2017 - FORM

• Timekeepers Record 2016-2017- FORM

Contact Roy Adams – email

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