High School Students Needed for Youth Speech Contest

The speech theme this year is “Engage Rotary, Change Lives" and students could win cash.

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Community leaders in the Dublin Rotary are looking for high school students to enter their annual speech contest. Winning students could earn cash prizes. Click here for information, rules and deadlines.

Contest Information:

The 2013-2014 Rotary theme from Rotary International President Ron D. Burton tells Rotarians that “Engage Rotary, Change Lives,” is realized that as a group we can move mountains, we can change people’s lives for the better, and we can honestly make a difference in our world. Perhaps the more we challenge ourselves, the more we can achieve. 

Students are eligible to enter the District 5170 Speech Contest for only one Rotary Club. 

Students MUST NOT enter another club’s contest if they have already competed in a different club.

Each student may choose any topic of interest as long as the content of the speech relates to the theme.

All speeches must address the 2013-14 theme, “Engage Rotary, Change Lives,” and include a reference to at least one principle of The 4-Way Test. Use of this theme in the speech should be clear and unmistakable. The 
speech must be the original work of the contestant.

The speech cannot be under 4 minutes or more that 5 minutes in length. Timing will begin when the contestant first speaks, not after the contestant’s salutation to the chairperson or audience. There shall be NO implicit or 
explicit identification of the speaker, of the speaker’s school in the content or title of the speech, by the dress of the contestant, or by any other means whatsoever.

The speaker shall NOT use props, displays or prompters of 
any kind. Notes may be used only if they are on one 3” x 5” card.

The Speech Contest is open to all high school students in Rotary International District 5170.


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