2018 Four-Way Speech Contest

March 9, 2018

Murrieta Rotary seeks High School Speech Contestants

The Rotary Club of Murrieta’s Four-Way Speech Contest will be held on Wednesday April 11, 2018 starting at 6 PM at the Murrieta Valley School District Auditorium. High school–age students living in the local area are invited to compete. The deadline for entries is Friday, March 30, 2018.

The contest gives speakers the opportunity to address current topics using Rotary’s Four-Way Test concepts as criteria and discussion points. The contest will award $800 in cash prizes. The winner will advance to the district elimination contest to be held in Riverside in late April.  The speech contest finals will be held in Riverside in May. The Rotary District awards more than $1,000 in cash prizes.

The Four-Way Speech Contest manual for 2018 can be downloaded here, or via email request to Murrietarotary@gmail.com.


Ingrid Adams, Winner of 2017 Four-Way Speech Contest for Murrieta Rotary and also the District 5330 contest.

The Rotary Four-Way Test, which was created in the early 1930s, has been used by businesses, industry, government groups, civic organizations, schools, colleges, and universities. An ethical tenet in today’s culture, it states:

Of the things that we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Winners will be decided by three professionally qualified judges.  First place $350, Second place $250, Third place $150, and Best Novice Speaker $50.

For questions, contact Speech Contest Chair Marsha Hall Brown mhb@marshahallbrown.com