ROTARY DISTRICT 5240 – 2020-21
“The 4-Way Test” Essay Contest

The 4-Way Test of Things We Think, Say or Do
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build good will and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
To encourage students to consider how “The 4-Way Test” can be used in everyday decision-making. This can be done by expressing their thoughts in an essay that relates a case or story where they applied these principles in their daily life.
Essays should be at least: 150 words for grades 1-6; 200 words for grades 7-8; and 250 words for grades 9-12.
All grade school (1-6), middle school (7-8) and high school (9-12) students are eligible.
Awards: (1st, 2nd, and 3rd at each level: grade school, middle school, high school)
First Place $300
Second Place $200
Third Place $100
Winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) from each division will be selected by a district review team for the listed cash award. The cash awards will be distributed by the club president or by a representative from the District.
Each club should conduct its own contest to be completed by February 28, 2021. Schools in the local area of the club should be invited to participate with students at each school level providing essays. The club team will then select one winning paper from each school level: one grade school winner, one middle school winner, and one high school winner.
These winning entries to be submitted via scanned email by March 1,2021 to:
Please provide a contact name and phone number for reporting the results.
The district review team will conduct its review and announce the winners in each school level by April 15, 2021 to allow the clubs to announce to their schools before the end of the school year.
Three Categories
1-5 grades - up to 150 words
Middle school-200 words
High School-250 words
Email Scanned Essay with cover page to:

March 1, 2021