Rotary District 7610 2013 - 2014 Youth Speech Contest

Speech Theme: Engage Rotary, Change Lives

Contestants, who must be in grades 9 - 12, will speak on the Rotary theme: Engage Rotary, Change Lives. Each Club should hold a contest in January, February, or March and make awards as they choose. Club first place winners advance to a contest conducted by the area Assistant Governor. Each first place winner in the Area contests will compete in the finals, which has awards of $1000 for first place, $500 for second and $250 for third.

Finals for the District 7610 Speech Contest will be Saturday, April 5, 2014 in the theatre of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library in Fredericksburg, VA (1201 Caroline Street, phone 540-372-1144) starting at 10:00 am. Clubs should complete their contests and report winners to the Assistant Governor and District Speech Chair no later than March 5, 2014. AGs should hold area contests, with winners from each of their areas, no later than March 22, 2014.

The District Speech Contest winner is invited to deliver the winning speech at the District Conference on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Virginia Crossings Resort in Glen Allen, VA. The sponsoring Rotary Club must provide all expenses and a member must accompany the student.

Contest information will be e-mailed to AGs, Club Presidents, and New Generations Chairs. Reminders will be sent periodically to AGs, Club Presidents, New Generations and Interact Chairs. Any questions may be directed to the District Speech Chair, Chris Hoecke, at 703-849-0077 or


2013-2014 District Speech Contest Overview.doc
2013-2014 Speech Contest Planning and Rules
2013-2014 Speech Contest Entry Form - REVISED
2013-2014 Judging Procedure and Score Sheet
2013-2014 Timekeeper’s Instructions and Timekeeping Sheet
2013-2014 Teller’s Instructions and Score Sheet
2013-2014 Rotary Speech Theme: Engage Rotary, Change Lives