Hector McIntosh Student Speaking Competition


The Rotary Club of Duncan has hosted an annual Student Speaking Competition since 1982. The competition is named for Hector McIntosh, a teacher from Shawnigan Lake Private School, who had the vision for the competition and provided the funding through his will for the initial years that the competition was run.

The objective of the program is to develop the art of public speaking for elementary, junior, and senior secondary students by promoting inter-school competitions.

Because public gatherings have been curtailed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Rotary cancelled last year’s competition.  This year Rotary is trying a completely new “21st Century” structure: Hector McIntosh Student Speaking Competition Online.”

Effective May 2010 age categories and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd:

1. Elementary including Grade 6: $140, $90, $70
2. Grade 7 & 8: $250, $165, $125
3. Grade 9 & 10: $420, $275, $210
4. Grade 11 & 12: $1,250, $875, $500

Students are encouraged to contact their school office for further information and to inquire about participating in the competition.

Important Notice: Please note that registration information is being collected through a third party and this information may be stored outside of Canada, and the data is being posted to YouTube out of country.  Please read their privacy statement carefully before submitting your information.