RCDs around the state of California sponsor Conservation-themed speech contests on a set topic each fall for interested high school students with opportunities for cash prizes and advancement to regional and state-level contests. In Monterey County, RCDMC holds the county-level contest typically in September, with the winner and runner-up receiving cash awards and the winner advancing to the Central Coast Regional competition in October and potentially the state-level contest in November at the California Association of RCDs Annual Conference. Travel to these events for the student and chaperone is paid for by the RCD.
For information on the SpeakOff Contest theme for the current year, as well as rules, please visit www.carcd.org or download the speech contest rules. If you are interested in learning more or signing up yourself or others, please contact our Project Administrator.