Rotary District 7610
Youth Speech Contest Overview
Speech Theme:
Rotary… Opens Opportunities

Contestants, who must be in grades 9 - 12, will speak on the Rotary theme: Rotary… Opens Opportunities. Each Club should hold a contest and select their winners. Club first place winners advance to the area contest held by Assistant Governors. Each first place winner in the Area contests will advance to compete in the District Final Contest. First, second and third place winners of the District Finals will receive cash awards: $1000 for first place, $500 for second and $250 for third.

Speech Contest Key Dates:

April 9, 2021: Assistant Governor enter student from their Area in District level contest
April 17, 2021: District Level Final Speech Contest

The sponsoring Rotary Club will cover the cost of the student's participation, coordinate the student's attendance, and attend with their student at the District Level Final Speech Contest.

All levels of competition should be held IAW local COVID restrictions at the time of each level of contest. Virtual contests may be arranged if most appropriate. See additional guidelines of contest in docs below.

Any questions may be directed to the Youth Contest Chair, Holly Graf at 757-846-1859.

Additional Information:
2021 Speech Contest Club Planning Guide (doc)
2021 Speech Contest Entry Form (doc)
2021 Speech Contest Judging Procedure (doc)
2021 Speech Contest Timekeepers Instructions and Form (doc)
2021 Speech Contest Teller's Instructions (doc)