2020 Phoenix Rotary 100 Speech Contest
Dates: 3/27/2020

Dear Arizona High School Speech & Debate Coaches: Phoenix Rotary 100 invites you to register today at www.joyoftournaments.com  for this year’s Rotary 100 Speech Contest**. As you may know, this year will mark the 90th Anniversary of the Phoenix Rotary 100 Club annual Speech Contest and we are working to ensure that it is an event that will continue to serve Arizona high school students and their speech & debate coaches for years to come. Every year the contest improves and this year should be no exception. That is why the participation of your team is so important! 


The Contest is scheduled for Friday March 27th, 2020 at the Phoenix Country Club beginning at 8 am and concluding at 4 pm. The Upper Division Finals and the awards presentations will be during the Rotary 100 Luncheon on Friday, April 3rd, 2020 at Noon in the Phoenix Country Club ballroom (2901 N 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ). 


We begin with Opening and Semi-Final Rounds for the Upper-Division (Juniors & Seniors) and Opening and Final Rounds for the Lower-Division (Freshmen & Sophomores) on Friday, March 27th, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The four Upper-Division finalists will compete at our regular Rotary 100 luncheon meeting on Friday, April 3rd, 2020. The Upper-Division finalists, their parents, their speech coaches, the Lower-Division winners, their parents and their speech coaches will be our guests at this luncheon.


And, of course, we provide scholarships and awards for participants in our contest. Our traditional aggregate is $11,250 in scholarships for 1st-through-3rd place Upper and Lower Division winners to be applied towards any college or university of the student’s choice, as described in our contest rules. And speech coaches whose schools place first and second in our “Sweepstakes” will receive trophies and cash awards.


Phoenix Rotary 100 has served Arizona since 1914 and we have held this speech contest for 90 years. Your students will speak to and be judged by business and professional leaders in our community, i.e. the type of real-world audience they will face when they use their speaking skills to persuade others as adults in the real-world.

  • Each school may register a team with a maximum of eight students (a maximum of two per high school grade).
  • Schools must register by Wednesday March 25th, 2020 (5:00pm). They may register on the Internet for the event identified as “2020 Phoenix Rotary 100 Speech Contest” at www.joyoftournaments.com/az/rotary/
  • Be sure and include in the registration a headcount of all your participants so we can plan effectively for the event and for the meals.

If you have any questions please contact me at 602-722-8609 or at thaynes@mckeowninc.com


Thank you again for your interest and support and we look forward to seeing you at our 90th annual speech contest!


Ted Haynes 2020 Chairman

90th Annual Rotary 100 Club Speech Contest



** If you have already registered, thank you!
Thanks again!

Register your school’s participation by March 25th, 2020 (5:00pm).

Submit information requested below by email to thaynes@mckeowninc.com OR go to www.joyoftournaments.com on
the Internet to register for the event named “2020 Phoenix Rotary 100 Tournament”.

Name of School: ___________________________________________________________________

Contact Name / Title: ________________________________________________________________

Contact Phone: _________________ Fax: _________________ Email Address: _______________

Mailing Address: ____________________________________________________________________

[ ] Our school will participate in the 2020 Annual High School Speech Contest on March 27th and April 3rd, 2020 with the following number of students:

___Freshmen ___Sophomores ___Juniors ___Seniors  (Names must be provided by the enrollment deadline)

[ ] Our school cannot participate in the 2020 Annual High School Speech Contest.


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