Speech Contests

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2023-2024 Speech Contest Information:

Contest types

District 61 will conduct the following contests:

  • International Speech Contest
  • French Speech Contest
  • Table Topics Contest
  • French Table Topics Contest

Contestants per Area (# Clubs in Good Standing)

District 61 allows 2 contestants from each club that belongs to an area with 4 or fewer clubs in good standing to compete in their area contests.

Contestants per Division (by # Areas)

District 61 allows 2 contestants from each area that belongs to a division with 4 or fewer areas to compete in their division contests.

Contest Formats and Dates

Club Contests

  • The format is open to the club's choice and must be completed no later than 2023-11-30.

Area Contests

  • Online, 2023-12-01 to 2024-01-31.
  • Watch for updates from your Area Director on contest dates.

Division Contests

District Contests

Organizing a Speech Contest

Organizing a Speech Contest Workbook

Contests in English

Documents Common to all English Contests

Speech Contest Rulebook

Specific English Contests

Online Contests

The following documents will help to hold contests online:

Complete Packages

For English contests only, you can download a .zip file, from Toastmasters.org, containing all documents for each contest:

International Speech Contest complete.zip

Humorous Speech Contest complete.zip

Evaluation Contest complete.zip

Table Topics Contest complete.zip

Eligibility Checker for Speech Contests

For contestants in your contest, click Check their Eligibility