Four Way Test Speech Contest 2019

 
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, April 6th, 2019

Collin College
Plano Campus
2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, Texas
 
Free parking on the campus
 
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.     
 
Results  will  be  announced  and  ballots  returned  immediately  after   each  round. 
 
The  contest  rules  are  on  a  separate  attachment.  Relevant  info  about  the  Four  Way  Test  may  be  found   at  www.thefourwaytest.com/history-of-the-four-way-test/
 
The  “Most  Firsts”  method  will  be  used  for  talleying  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.   New  rule  for  2019: Previous  District  1st  place  winners  may  not   compete  again  at  the  District  level.
 

There  will  be  Scholarship  Prizes  at  District  for   all   Finalists.        

DEADLINES

 
PRINT OUT, COMPLETE, AND RETURN ENTRY FORM
to ARRIVE before March 28th with $85 entry fee.

ENTRIES ARRIVING AFTER MIDNIGHT OF MARCH 28TH 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.
 
The  “Most  Firsts”  method  will  be  used  for  talleying  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.   New  rule  for  2019: Previous  District  1st  place  winners  may  not   compete  again  at  the  District  level. Download Rules