Massachusetts Lions Youth Speech Contest

Topic: What is the impact of volunteerism?

Hopkinton Lions Club Level Competition
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at HCAM

The Youth Speech Competition provides an opportunity for students to speak publicly and freely on a designated topic of general interest. The competition starts at the Hopkinton Lions Club level and proceeds through several levels of competition ending several months later with a state wide competition. In between there are zone, region, and district levels of competitions where the winner of each level has the opportunity to proceed to the next level.

Each contestant will be judged on delivery, effectiveness and text of speech.  Each speech should last no less than five (5) minutes and no longer than eight (8) minutes.  Click here to view the Student Handbook of rules and guidelines.


  • Hopkinton Lions Club level Winner - $100
  • Zone, Region and District levels of competition - at the discretion of District Governor.
  • State Competition level - $1,500 to the winner and $500 to each runner up.

To be eligible:

  • Student must be in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade
  • Reside in or attend school in Massachusetts
  • Speech given in English


To register for the contest, email with the following information:

  • Name
  • School
  • Grade
  • Town of Residence

For more information on guidelines and rules, please visit the Hopkinton Lions on Facebook at @hopkintonlions or

The 2016 Hopkinton Lions Club level winner, Michael Karlis, a Senior at Hopkinton Highschool, won for his speech on the topic "Being Politically Correct: Is It Taken Too Far?"

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