Speech contests are a Toastmasters tradition. Each year thousands of Toastmasters compete in the Humorous, Evaluation, Table Topics, Tall Tales, 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®.
This year, District 13 will be participating in the following contests:
- Contestants present a five-to-seven-minute speech on any subject they choose. All districts must conduct this contest.
- Contestants observe a five-to-seven-minute test speech and then present a two-to-three-minute evaluation of the test speech.
Guidelines for Contestant Eligibility in the District Contests
Click here for District 13 Summary Document for Contests by Level
Formula to determine the number of contestants moving forward. Lower Level ==> Upper Level Contest
- If the Upper level has four or fewer of the Lower Level Entities, then two (2)
each from the Lower level attend the Upper Level Contest.
- If the Upper level has five (5) or more, then one (1) each from the Lower Level
attend the Upper Level Contest.
An example to illustrate the guidelines
The Area 12 Contest will host two (2) contestants from each club because Area
12 has four (4) clubs.The Division B Contest will host one (1) contestant from
each area because Division B has five areas. The District 13 Contest will
host two (2) contestants from each division because District 13 has four
ALL CONTESTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
CLUB CONTEST DATES
Clubs are encouraged to put contest information on the front page of their club websites to give extra visibility to the contests. Be sure to send winner information to the Area Director.