What is the 4-Way Test Video Contest

One of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of ethics is The 4 Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The 4 Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions of the things we think, say and do:

1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 
In the 4-way test video contest, your team will produce a video demonstrating the use of the 4-way test is it relates to your teams activities, interests, goals, topics of interest such as the pandemic, or any combination thereof.  The video may not be profane, obscene, unpatriotic, or racist. If a contestant or coach has any doubts at all, they should clear their speech with the Contest Chair for the next level where they will speak. The decision of the Chair is final. The topic must be specifically subjected to The Four Way Test, and must be affected throughout the body of the speech and is not to be reserved for opening or concluding statements. 
 

Important Dates:

March 31, 2021 at 11:59PM – Entry Deadline
April 30, 2021 at 11:59PM – Voting Ends
May 3rd, 2021 – Presentation of Awards
 

Getting Started:

  1. Form your team (1 to 4 students per team).
  2. Please register your team by emailing parental consent forms for all team members to: info@southwestrotary.com.  If you over over 18, the form registers you as a participant in the contest.
  3. Work on your video and send it to info@southwestrotary.com or send them via WeTransfer.com to be uploaded to our YouTube page by March 31st, at 11:59pm.
  4. Video submissions are approved by Rotary Club of Southwest Wichita Falls and uploaded to the YouTube page and shared on Rotary Club of Southwest Wichita Falls Facebook page.
  5. Students will need to market their videos to get maximum likes and views on the Rotary Facebook page. The deadline to solicit engagement is April 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
  6. The teams will then attend a rotary meeting and present their videos in person and be judged by the club on May 3rd, 2020. If in person meetings have not resumed due to Covid-19, a Zoom meeting will be held.
  7. This winners will be announced at the Rotary club meeting on May 3rd, 2020.
 

Teams:

  • The teams are composed of 1 to 4 high school students in 10th - 12th grade
  • The team member can be from different grade levels.

Video Format:

  • The video must be 60 seconds or less
  • The minimum format resolution is 1280 x 1080

Video Content:

  • The subject of the video "The 4-way test is it relates to your teams activities, interests, goals, topics of interest such as the pandemic, or any combination thereof" should be closely followed.
  • The target audience for the video is people from age 15-24.
  • There needs to be a call to action to visit the Rotary.org website or Southwestrotary.com
  • The video needs to feature the Rotary logo and respect our brand guidelines.

Prizes:

  • Overall Winning Team: $375 Gift Card per Student
  • 1st Runner Up: $175 Gift Card per Student
  • 2nd Runner Up: $75 Gift Card Per Student

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:
  • Production Quality & Creativity of Message:  35%
  • Marketing  & Social Media Engagement: 20%
  • Representation of Rotary's Theme: 20%
  • Presentation: 25%