Youth Speech Contest
Richard D. King Annual Youth Speech Contest
 
 
2019 Winner and Rotary Crew
 
 
CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS in Palo Alto to register to participate in the annual speech contest to increase your LEADERSHIP, PUBLIC SPEAKING & NETWORKING skills.
 
Win money, surprise gifts, certificate and place the triumph of your college application!
 
The speech contest begins at the local level then moves on to district and regional levels, all of which are in Silicon Valley. Top winner could earn $1,550.
 
Level 2019 Dates Prizes
Club By 2/15 1st - $100, 2nd - $50, 3rd - $25
Area Between 2/18 to 3/8 1st - $200, 2nd - $100
Regional Between 3/11 to 3/22 Top Two Finalists - $250/each
District 4/6 1st - $1,000, 2nd - $600, 3rd & 4th - $300/each
 
Speech Theme: choose any topic you feel is timely and of interest, as long as the content of the speech relates to the 2019 Rotary International theme of “Be the Inspiration” and incorporates at least one of the principles of the Rotary 4-Way Test: 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 BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Speech Rules: Contestants will be timed, and the speech should be between 4 to 5 minutes. Contestant shall not use props, displays or prompters of any kind. Notes may be used only if they are on one 3” by 5” card.