The Four-Way Test has captured the imaginations of generations of Rotarians as a simple checklist to help ensure that we are applying this positive and powerful code to how we try to live our lives and serve others.
FOUR WAY TEST SPEECH CONTEST
WHERE: The District 6690 Rotary Four-Way Test Speech Contest will be held on 1 April 2017 at Zane State University, 1555 Newark Road, Zanesville, OH 43701. The contest will be held in conjunction with the 2016 District Assembly.
REGISTRATION & TIMING: The registration deadline is 25 March 2017. Contest check in will begin at 8:30 AM. The contest starting time will be 9:00 AM. A pizza lunch with beverages will be provided. The entire contest, judging, lunch should end between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM but is dependent upon the number of contestants.
PARTICIPANTS: High School students who are winners of a District 6690 Rotary Club contest are eligible to participate. Prior contest winners of the District 6690 contest may participate but must have a speech different from a prior winning speech.
RULES: The complete rules are in a separate attachment; see the links to the right.
ESSAY CONTEST: An essay contest has been added and the rules and registration are covered in separate attachments.
CHANGES for 2017: Notes are allowed but the use of notes will cause points to be deducted.
PARTICIPATION at the DISTRICT ASSEMBLY and other DISTRICT EVENTS: The First place winner will be asked to speak again the same day at the Rotary District Assembly which is running concurrently with the contest. The First place winner may be requested to speak during other Rotary District events TBA by mutual convenience of the winner and the District.
STATE FOUR-WAY TEST SPEECH CONTEST: There is no State of Ohio Four-Way Test Speech Contest at present.
VIDEO: DVD or flash drive recording of the event will be available for $10.00. DVD videos of prior contests are also available for $5.00 each. See the DVD ORDER FORM attachment link to the right.
PRIZES: District Level
FIRST PLACE $500 SECOND PLACE $400 THIRD PLACE $300
Nelson D. Coleman
Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test is still relevant today and transcends generations and national boundaries. Not based on culture or religion, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and asks the following essential questions of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be helpful to all concerned?
The Four-Way Test has captured the imaginations of generations of Rotarians as a simple checklist to help ensure that we are applying this positive and powerful code to how we try to live our lives and serve others. An outstanding line-up of speakers—most of them Rotarians—will share their unique perspectives on the importance of high ethical values in decision-making for their professions and lives.
last updated: 01/28/2017