Contact: Pat Sutliff
United States of America
I am pleased to announce the Rotary 2021-22 annual District 5610 Four Way Test Essay Contest.  I realize that this may be a challenge this year but think the contest is important.  I am hoping that you will help make this year's contest possible.
The contest is a great way to spread our Rotary ideals into our communities.  The contest involves 6th graders and they are asked to write a 200 to 500 word essay on "How can I apply the Rotary Four-Way Test to my life?"  You will be amazed and excited at the perspective 6th graders have on our Four-Way Test.
Clubs need to find a 6th grade teacher or group of teachers who are interested in participating in this great project.  Provide the teacher with the attached forms describing the contest, it's history and requirements.  When the essays have been written the teachers can narrow down the group and submit their top ten or they can submit all of the essays that they collect to your club.  You need judges to determine the top essays and your club can reward a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize if you so choose.  Then by the deadline of April 15, 2022 you need to submit your winning essay to the district where it will be judged with all of the other club winners.  The District 5610 winners will be announced on line on April 30, 2022.  The first place winner will receive a $200 check, a certificate, a Four -Way Test coin and the chance to read their essay at the District Conference in Sioux City.  Second place receives a $100 check, a certificate and a Four -Way Test coin while third place receives a $50 check, a certificate and a Four -Way Test coin.
I am hoping that many, many of the District 5610 clubs will participate in this terrific project where we teach young people about what Rotary stands for and help them with their writing skills. For questions or more information contact 4-Way Test Essay Chair Pat Sutliff <> or 605-718-0559.
The necessary forms can be found on our District 5610 website Home Page under Downloads on the right hand side column.