All Areas may send 2 contestants for each contest type to the Division Contests this year, EXCEPT for Areas 71, 72, 73, 74, & 75 (Division F), and Areas 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, & 96 (Division H) that may advance only 1 contestant for each contest type.  At the Division level, each Division may advance only one contestant from each category to the District.

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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,

Patrick Locke, D7 Contest Chair,

Jim Robison, D7 PQD,

Ellen Ino, D7 Zoom Master Chair,

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.


Online Contest Checklists & Planning Guide
Online Contests Best Practices
Contest Roles and Their Responsibilities
REV 05FEB2023 Briefing Scripts (Chief Judge & Contest Chair)
Contest Scripts – Updated 18DEC2022
Tracking Worksheets
Timer Backgrounds
Frequently Asked Questions