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MD4 California Lions Student Speakers Contest

2019-2020 CONTEST

Club Locator 

Student Speakers Packet Order

Contest Dates and Locations

Click here to enter a Student Speakers Contest Location.

Please make sure you include the identifiable name of the contest: i.e. The Such and Such Lions Club Contest; The Southern Region

Helpful Links

click ► The Fourth District Student Speakers Foundation 

The Foundation is the financial base for the scholarships awarded to Student Speaker Contest winners.  We appreciate your support.

click ► Find a Lions Club near you 
(not all Lions Clubs participate in the contest)  Contact your high school counselor or principal.

The internet is a great resource for aspiring public speakers.  Here are a few helpful links.  Remember, the Lions contest does not allow visual aides, uniforms, costumes, props.  Begin by reading and fully understanding the Student Handbook (rules)

click ► Toastmasters International - 10 Tips for Public Speaking

Feeling some nervousness before giving a speech is natural and even beneficial, but too much nervousness can be detrimental. Here are some proven tips on ...

click ► Public Speaking Tips

Public Speaking Tips - a public speaking, communication, and presentation skills resource covering preparation, speech writing, audio and visual aids, ...

click ► How to Write a Speech |

Overview of Organized Speech Writing. Following structure is key in being an organized speechwriter. Get tips on the basics of… More ...

Completion Dates

by Monday, February 24, 2020

Club Contest


by Monday, March 16, 2020


Zone Contest


by Monday,
April 6, 2020


Region Contest


by Monday,
May 4, 2020


District Contest


by Monday,
May 25, 2020


Area Contest


on Saturday,
June 6, 2020


MD4 Final Contest



Lions Clubs Materials For Schools


  • Certificate Handwrite fill-in
  • Certificate with fill-in fields
  • Fill-in Name Template w/out Certificate



Suggestions for Judges

Judges Work Sheet

Winner Notification Form

Next Level Form

Poster (lg)

Poster (sm)

Handbook Full Content

Handbook Public 

Packet Letter

  • Club
  • Region/Zone
  • District

Participation Form:
    PDF fill in form

Press Release 

  • PDF
  • Word

2019 Winner of Student Speaker Contest

Student Arron Hall, 
sponsored by
the  Lions Club, 

  • 2018-19 Student Speakers Contest Topic: "Integrity and Civility Play What Role in Today's Society?" 

Four young men competed on June 9, 2018, for a $10,000 scholarship.

 Read more...2016-2017 winner.