District 7120 Oratorical Contest


                 Rotary Oratorical Contest on Ethics
Sponsored jointly by District Rotary 7120 and local area College Presidents

The Final Event in the Contest will take place at
Monroe Community College located on 1000 E. Henrietta, Rochester, NY 14623

The date is being determined but will occur on a Saturday in late March or early April.

Check back on the website for updates.

The event is open to all.  Those looking for coaching tips are
especially encouraged to attend the event.

                 The contest explanation and application can be downloaded from the links in the Downloads box on the left hand side of this page.  

Other documents related to the contest can be found below.

View the Speeches of the Top Three Finalists from the 2014 and 2015 contests by clicking the links in the upper left hand side of this page


             Any questions, please contact Contest Chair, Don Collins, at lincares8910@aol.com

     Club Options for Participation  (See also: Blueprint download available below)

     Sponsor one or more candidates (two per school in Club's service area)

     Contribute toward prize money and/or contest expenses

     Co-sponsor a candidate and share responsibilities

     Provide a judge

     Invite winner(s) to speak at a club meeting

      Arrange to have previous year's winner(s) speak at high school assembly of non-participating  school as inducement for future participation

      Club Responsibilities:

Club responsibilities fall into two areas, ORGANIZATION and SUPPORT.

           Specific tasks in those areas include:

Establish a working relationship with local school district(s)regarding potential speakers, use of facility, internal and external publicity and recognition 

Establish relationship with Rotary Clubs in the area regarding calendar, location of semi-final contests, judges, prizes and publicity

     Maintain communication with District Level Committee

If sponsored student wins, provide transportation to District Assembly

Sign Application and Sponsorship form and submit to Don Collins with the $75 fee

      Provide mentor/coach for each candidate who will:

      Provide objective feedback for candidate's efforts

 Ensure that candidate and his/her family know and understand expectations and responsibilities of participation

 Ensure that transportation is provided for student to competitions and to District Assembly
if the Club's entrant wins the final contest

      Accompany students to competitions    


Additional Documents of Interest

1.    Contestant Guidelines 3.    Blueprint for Club Contest and Mentor tips
2.    Speech Rubric 4.    Scholarship Information