Each year, the IERCD holds a speak-off competition for local high school students. Participants prepare a 3-5 minute speech on the annual prompt and compete for cash prizes!

2021 Prompt:

"What can Resource Conservation Districts do to help create a more inclusive dialogue about conservation work?"


Ready to enter? Submit here! Deadline is November 8th.

Helpful Videos:

All About​ Speak-Off! Episode 1: 

What is Speak-Off?

All About​ Speak-Off! Episode 2: 

What is inclusivity?

All About​ Speak-Off! Episode 3: 

What are RCDs?

2020 Winners:

1st place: Emily Wang - Los Osos High School

2nd place: Alexa Sanchez - Rialto High School

3rd place: Taryn Thomas - Beaumont High School

4th place: Alisa Zhang -Los Osos High School

Emily went on to present her speech live over Zoom at the 2020 CARCD Conference, where she earned 2nd place!

The 2020 Speak-Off went virtual! Students participated by submitting a 3-5 minute video of themselves performing their speeches addressing the prompt: How should Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) serve and engage the entire community in conservation work?

2019 Winners:

1st place: Kiyani Carter - Beaumont High School

2nd place: Sina Lopez - Beaumont High School

3rd place: Ken Hua - Rialto High School


Kiyani went on to win 1st place at the regional level and 3rd place at the state level!