Show off your speaking savvy

Speech contests are a Toastmasters tradition. 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 compete upward through the area, division and district levels. The International competition has two additional levels — regional and international. Speech contests are public events so they should be planned carefully and conducted professionally. When you begin to plan for or compete in any speech contest you need to know the rules. You can download a PDF version of the Speech Contest Rulebook (Item 1171) or you can purchase a copy from the store.


Important note: The Speech Contest Rulebook is provided here for personal use only. Please respect our copyright and do not print or distribute the Speech Contest Rulebook. If you need copies of the rulebook to distribute to judges and contestants at a speech contest, please purchase them from the store.You also may find these two items particularly helpful when planning a speech contest:

  • Speech Contest Manual (Item 1173)
  • Speech Contest Judges Training program(Item 1190)

Of course the store also has a host of other materials, like judging forms and trophies, that you’ll need to fashion a fun and professional contest. (Be sure to order materials well in advance of the contest.)

A well-planned contest with eager, informed contestants can be one of your club’s most popular events!