SPEECH CONTESTS

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:

International Contest

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

Evaluation

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

CONTEST MATERIALS

IMPORTANT DATES

CLUB CONTESTS HELD:
November 1 – January 31

AREA CONTESTS:
February 1 – March 8

  • Area 2:
    Feb 15 – 10 am
    Location:

    Western Allegheny Community Library, 181 Bateman Road, Oakdale, PA 15071

  • Area 15:
    Feb. 12 – 7:00 pm
    Location TBD

DIVISION CONTESTS:
March 21-22, 28-29

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.