Contests

Important Contest Dates:

Humorous Speech Contest

Club Contests: July 1 – August 31
Area Contests: Sept 1 – Oct 14
Division Contest: Oct 15 – Nov 15

Evaluation & International Speech Contests

Club Contests: Jan 1 – Feb 15
Area Contests: Feb 16 – March 31
Division Contest: April 1 – April 30

Speech Contests Are A Toastmasters Tradition

Each year thousands of Toastmasters compete in the Humorous, Evaluation, Tall Tales, Table Topics and International speech contests. Competition begins with club contests and winners continue competing through the area, division and district levels. The International competition has two additional levels — semifinal and the World Championship of Public Speaking®.

Each year, more than 30,000 Toastmasters compete in one or more of the five contests.

Competition begins at the club level, and winners advance to the area, division and district levels. The International competition has two additional levels—the semifinal and the World Championship of Public Speaking®.

Humorous

Contest

Humorous Contest

Contestants present a humorous speech that must be thematic in nature (opening, body, and close), not a monologue (series of one-liners).

Table Topics

Contest

Table Topics Contest

An impromptu speech, all contestants are assigned the same topic, told to them when they are introduced by the contest chair.

International

Contest

International Contest

Contestants present a five- to seven-minute speech on any subject they choose. All districts must conduct this contest.

Evaluation

Contest

Evaluation Contest

Contestants observe a
five- to seven-minute
test speech and then present
a two- to three-minute evaluation
of the test speech.

Tall Tales

Contest

Tall Tales Contest

Contestants present a speech
on a topic
that is highly
exaggerated and improbable
in theme or plot.

Toastmasters International Contest Resources

District 48 Contest Resources

2021 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking: Verity Price

2020 World Champion of Public Speaking, Mike Carr

2019 World Champion of Public Speaking, Aaron Beverly

2018 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, Ramona J. Smith

2017 World Champion of Public Speaking, Manoj Vasudevan

2016 World Champion of Public Speaking, Darren Tay Wen Jie

2015 World Champion of Public Speaking – Mohammed Qahtani

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