Speech Contest InformationSpeech contests are an opportunity for Toastmasters to practice speaking in front of a larger audience. It also allows the audience to see Toastmasters at the top of their game!
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 international. The winner of the international competition is awarded the title of World Champion of Public Speaking.
Check the District Calendar for all scheduled contests.
Check the Conferences Page for past and upcoming District Conferences.
Based on the District 18 alignment as of 9/1/2013 (*corrections made 9/12/13)
Per the 2013 Speech Contest Rulebook, if an area has four assigned clubs or fewer in good standing eight weeks prior to the area contest, District 18 will allow two contestants from each club to compete in the area contest. Also, in those divisions with four assigned areas or less, District 18 will allow the two highest-placed available contestants from each area to compete in the division contest.
Please refer to the Speech Contest Rulebook Selection Sequence for each contest for additional information and eligibility requirementsResources