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Speak Off 2017RCDs 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. The winner will advance to the Central Coast Regional competition and could potentially advance to the state-level contest 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 If you are interested in learning more or signing up yourself or others, please contact us.

2023 Speak-Off Competition Flyer

2023 Speak-Off Competition Rules & Requirements 

2023 Speak-Off Competition Application