CONTEST ESSENTIALS

 Toastmasters
2022-2023 Rulebook

International Speech
Contest Tool Kit

 

Humorous Speech
Contest Tool Kit

2022 -2023 Contest Events

 The “International Speech” Contest is held every year.   In addition to this, District 7, is holding a Humorous contest.

This year the district speech contests will be held virtually.  Each contest is a separate event with its own contestants and functionaries.

Nov 25, 2022 – Jan 30, 2023   Club Contests
Feb 3, 2023 – March 27, 2023    Area Contests
March 31, 2023 – May 5, 2023    Division Contests
May 19 & 20, 2023    District Contests

For specific dates, please visit the D7 Events Calendar.

Tamsen Corbin, D7 Chief Judge, chiefjudge@d7toastmasters.org

Patrick Locke, D7 Contest Chair, contestchair@d7toastmasters.org

Jim Robison, D7 PQD, pqd@d7toastmasters.org

Ellen Ino, D7 Zoom Master Chair, zoom@d7toastmasters.org

Why Speech Contests

Speech contests are a Toastmasters tradition.   Each year, we seek to identify and recognize members with outstanding public speaking skills, and ultimately award the title of “World Champion of Public Speaking”.   Besides being fun, it recognizes excellence, inspires our members, and draws attention to our organization.

CONTEST TOOLS

Online Contest Checklists & Planning Guide
Online Contests Best Practices & Rulebook Changes
Contest Roles and Their Responsibilities
Briefing Scripts (Chief Judge & Contest Chair)
Contest Scripts – Updated 18DEC2022
Tracking Worksheets
Timer Backgrounds
Frequently Asked Questions