Every year, the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) hosts a competition for high school students who want to speak out about conservation. Students first compete at the regional level, with the top speaker advancing to the state competition. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three competitors at both the regional and state levels. The application for this competition is now live! To compete in the regional competition – with the hopes of advancing to the State Speak-Off – students are invited to prepare a video submission of a three to five-minute speech on the topic: “Why do we need to act to save the monarch butterfly? What can RCDs do to help?” Click here for more information.