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This information is from the MD4 Student Speakers Contest Chair regarding contests at the District, Area and Final Contest.
From: MD4 Student Committee
The Lions Fourth District Student Speaker Foundation has determined that for the 2020-2021 MD4 Student Speaker Contest to be funded by the Foundation, contests will have to be presented live with all the rules and regulations addressed in the 84thAnnual Student Speaker Handbook. The Foundation will provide the scholarships for the winners of the District, Area and Final Contest provided the contest are held live. No video or zoom presentations will be accepted at the District, Area or Finial levels. The Fourth District Student Speaker Foundation is the funding agency for those scholarships and can make requirements concerning the contest that it funds
The MD4 Student Speaker Contest is administered by the Lions of MD4. Clubs and Local Districts are the funding agents for the club, zone and region contests. With that understanding the SS Committee has agreed that the Club, Zone and Region MD4 Student Speaker Contests can be held live or by live zoom. This will give the early contests more flexibility, inviting more participation. District contests are not due to start until April 20th, this will give us more time before we would have to produce a live contest.
Participants in the MD4 Student Speaker Contest will be made aware of the possibility that due to the COVID 19 Virus restrictions the MD4 Student Speaker may be canceled at any time, thus ending the Lions Fourth District Student Speaker Foundation obligation for funding scholarships.
The following disclaimer will be added to the reading of the rules before the start of the Student Speaker Contest. (See page 14 of the Handbook. Please read after rule number 10 and before reading the Causes for Disqualification.)
“Due to restrictions of the COVID 19 Virus, the MD4 Student Speaker may be canceled at any time, thus ending the Lions Fourth District Student Speaker Foundation obligation for funding scholarships.”
It will be the responsibility of each District to use the guidelines established by the CDC and their County regarding venue use, number of participants, social distance requirements and other rules dictated by COVID 19 restrictions.
Addition changes due to the Joint COG and Conventions being scheduled for May 18-23, 2021 have been made to the Area Contest Dates, but the remaining contest dates remain the same.
No Club Contest before March 1, 2021
Club Contest on or before Monday March 15, 2021
Zone Contest on or before Monday March 29, 2021
Region Contest on or before Monday April 19, 2021
District Contest on or before Monday May 3, 2021
Area Contest on or before Monday May 10, 2021
Finial during Joint COG or Convention TBD May 18-23, 2021