4-Way Speech Contest

From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The 4-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The 4-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways.

How to Participate in a 4-Way Test Speech Contest?

 Any high school student may participate in the 4-Way Speech Competition that typically is adjudicated in the spring. However, the process begins in the fall to make sure that every student has the information they need. tojoin this event.

High Schools and Middle Schools are also encouraged to participate and promote this competition throughout their student body. The benefits are enormous as students are able to gain public speaking experience in front of an actual community, and they get a chance to promote. acuase that is important to them, all frtamed around the Rotary 4-Way Test.

To participate, please locate the Rotary Club in your area, and contact them to let them know that you wish to participate in this program. They will respond and provide you all of the material necessary to begin your engagement.

Please visit the District 7980 Club Locator to find a Rotary Club in your community.