Four Way Test Speech Contest 2017

 
Dr. Richard Gilman, Contest Chair
2007 Ridge Creek, Richardson, TX  75082 | Home - 972-690-0637 
E-mail - gilman5@tx.rr.com  
 
Presidents, Activity Directors and District Leaders,  
 

Saturday, March 4, 2017 

Collin College
Spring Creek Campus (in the Domed Library)
2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, Texas
 
Park in the Southwest corner of the campus.  Map It
 
8:30 AM - Arrive at Campus, Register, get room assignment
9:00 AM - The preliminary round will begin PROMPTLY
10:30 AM - Semi-finals will begin
12:15 PM  - Finals will start  Results will be announced and ballots returned immediately after each round.     
 
The “Most Firsts” method will be used for tallying results with multiple judges. Two “firsts” and a “sixth” wins over three “seconds.”   Each club may enter one contestant. 
 
Once a student wins “first” at the club level, he/she may not enter other club level contests.    
 
Previous District winners may compete again with a new speech.  
 
There will be Scholarship Prizes at the District for all Finalists and the Coach of the 1st Place winner. Plaques will also be given to all winners, finalists and the teacher. Finals will be videotaped.
 

DEADLINES

PRINT OUT, COMPLETE, AND RETURN ENTRY FORM
to ARRIVE before February 21 with $85 entry fee.

ENTRIES ARRIVING AFTER MIDNIGHT OF FEBRUARY 21 MUST ACCOMPANY A FEE OF $110.

Send fee and form today without contestant’s name, and call in name immediately on day of club contest. Make checks payable to “District 5810” put “Four Way Test Contest”. Send to: Rozelle Gilman at 2007 Ridge Creek Dr. in Richardson, TX  75082.
 

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ROTARY FOUR-WAY TEST SPEECH CONTEST RULES

WHO: Contestant may be a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in a public, private, or home school and may have competed and won in previous years.
LENGTH: 5 - 7 minutes with a 15 second leeway (5 points off for going over or under)
DELIVERY: Speech may be memorized or notes may be used, but reading is discouraged. Memorized at District is certainly more impressive.
TOPIC: Material must be original in content and be about applying the Rotary Four Way Test to an important issue in our everyday relationships with other people.
 
The test asks the following four questions:
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL & BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to ALL concerned?
 
Contestants should write a speech with facts, statistics, stories, examples, & quotations. Add some humor and personal touches, but do not mention your name, school, or city! At District do not mention your Rotary Club. The audience for the club level contest is usually 20 to 100+ adults at a Breakfast or Luncheon meeting. At District, the audience is a few parents, coaches, judges, & other contestants. The top winners are often asked to present their winning speeches at the Rotary District Convention and at some other Rotary Clubs.
 
At District the “Most Firsts” method will be used for tallying results with multiple judges. Two “firsts” and a “sixth” wins over three “seconds.” Each club may enter one contestant. Once a student wins “first” at the club level, he may not enter other club level contests that year. Students may enter no more than two club level contests for this Rotary year. Previous District winners may compete again this year with a new speech. Click here for a ballot judging contestants. Click here for a document on organizing a Four-Way Test Speech Contest for your club.