Contest Training

As the contest season comes around the corner, we want to make sure everyone gets a chance to learn all about contests.

We plan to cover everything from coordinating and supporting contests,  judging contests, to being a model speaker and evaluator in an evaluation contest, and finally being an international speech contestant.


To be eligible to compete in any official Toastmasters speech contest, a member must be a paid member of the club, area, division, and district in which he or she is competing. The club must also be in good standing. In addition, to be eligible to compete in the International Speech Contest, a member must have completed at least six speech projects in the Competent Communication manual or have earned a Certificate of Completion in Levels 1 and 2 of any path in the Toastmasters Pathways learning experience prior to the club contest.

Recorded Sessions & Slides:

Session 1 – Coordinating Contests  Session 2 – Judging Contests  Session 3 – Being a Contestant
Session1_Coordinating_Contests Video Session2_JudgingContests Video Session3_BeingAContestant Video
Session 1 – Running Contests powerpoint Session 2 – Judging Contests powerpoint Session 3 – Being a Contestant powerpoint

Contest Resources:

Videos Speech Contest Tutorials
Rules & Checklists (Chair, Chief Judge, Contestants) Speech Contest Rulebook
Form Chief Judge for Contest Chair 1168 Contest Results Form
Form Judges 1170JudgeCertificationofEligiblityEthics
Form Judges 1172 International Speech Contest Ballot
Form Timers 1175 Time Record Sheet
Form Ballot Counter  1176CountersTallySheet
Form Evaluation Contestant 1177 Evaluation Contestant Notes 11-2018
Form Judges 1179 Evaluation Contest Ballot
Form Judges 1179A Tiebreaking Evaluation Contest
Form Chief Judge for Contest Chair next Contest 1182 Notification of Contest Winner
Form Contestant International & Evaluation contests 1183SpeakerCertificationEligibilityOriginality
Form Judges 1188 International Speech Contest Tiebreaking Judges Guide and Ballot
Form to Toastmaster 1189 Speech Contestant Profile

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