FOUR WAY TEST SPEECH CONTEST
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.
WHERE: The District 6690 Rotary Four-Way Test Speech Contest will be held on Friday, April 28, 2023 in conjunction with the Rotary District 6690 Assembly at Mitchell Hall Event Center on the campus of Columbus State Community College.
REGISTRATION & TIMING: The registration deadline is April 14, 2023. Contest check-in will begin at 8:30 AM or 9:30 AM on April 28, 2023 (contestant will be notified as to assigned check-in time which varies with travel time.) The contest starting time will be 9:00 AM for 8:30 AM registrants. The length of time of the contest 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.
PARTICIPATION at the DISTRICT CONFERENCE and other DISTRICT EVENTS: The First place winner will be asked to speak again at the Rotary District Conference luncheon held on the same day of April 28, 2023. The Second place and Third place winners may also be asked to speak at the luncheon but this will be dependent upon available time. The three winners and sponsors will be Rotary’s guests for the luncheon.
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 may be available
PRIZES: District Level
FIRST PLACE $500 SECOND PLACE $400 THIRD PLACE $300
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THE FOUR WAY TEST
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:
- Is it the truth?
- Is it fair to all concerned?
- Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
- Will it be beneficial 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.