Toastmaster Contests

WA Toastmasters runs four different speech competitions each year

    * International Speech Contest
    * Humorous Speech Contest
    * Evaluation Contest
    * Table Topics (Impromptu Speaking)

There are run-off contests at three different levels

    * Club (usually about 15-25 members)
    * Area (4 Clubs)
    * Division (4 Areas)

Finally the Division winners compete at the District Convention.
Only the International winner goes on to compete at the Region level (5 Districts).
There are two Semi Finals among the 14 Regions with 3 speakers going forward from each final.
At last there is the International Final where the winner is the year’s World Champion of Public Speaking.

When in doubt about any rule or procedure refer to the official Speech Contest Rulebook

If you are involved in Planning a Contest or Chairing it,  you may appreciate help in how to conduct proceedings. First download the Contest Checklist. This gives you a clear outline of all the items you need to cover. Next, use the Contest Manual Overview below to locate all the necessary material for each Contest.  The Contest Chair Help has detailed scripts to chair each Contest.

Contest Manual Overview
Planning Guides Contest Chair Help Judging Forms Guides for Officials
Evaluation Evaluation Evaluation Chief Judge
Table Topics Table Topics Table Topics Judges Briefing
Humorous Humorous Humorous Timers
International International International Counters

Thanks to those who helped with these help files

Lisa Cluett wrote the original Contest Manual Overview and the Planning Guides, which I have revised in minor ways.

Mark and Robyn Richards provided the Scripts for the Contest Chair Help.

Martin Lindsay prepared the Contest Checklist.

District 61 provided very helpful guides for Officials.

If you find errors, or if you would like further help, let me know by email or phone.

David Nicholas
David Nicholas DTM
WA New Clubs Coordinator
0401 011 212