Four Way Test Speech Contest



Time to select your contestants to represent your club in the District Four-Way Test Speech Contest. The District Speak-Off will be April 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Renaissance Center (855 Tennessee 46), Dickson, TN. The Finals will be Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the District Conference at the Chattanooga Marriott Downtown, 2 Carter Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402. The District Winner will receive a $1,000.00 award. A main goal of this contest is to develop future leaders promoting ethical behavior.

Students will create a speech, selecting a topic of their choice, addressing an ethical problem using the principals of the 4 – Way Test. In the speech, the topic must be specifically related (connected) to the Rotary 4-Way Test. Each one of the four parts of the Four Way Test should be addressed during the speech. They should be specifically stated, as the intent of the speech is to use the Four Way Test to guide one’s decision making about an issue.

A youtube site has been created with informational videos to assist students in preparing for the speech contest at

Each club should have a local winner selected by April 3, 2017. Club winners will compete with other District club winners in a speak-off contest in Dickson on April 15, 2017. The top three (3) selected in the speak-off compete at the District Conference.

Complete contest details, including support material, have been forwarded to all club presidents and can also be found in the links below. If you have any questions, please contact Larry D. Darnell, Chairman, District 6760 Four Way Test Speech Contest at

4-Way-Test Speech Announcement

4-Way-Test Speech Support Materials