Speech Contests

Speech Contests

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 continue competing through the area, division and district levels. The International competition has two additional levels — semifinal and the World Championship of Public Speaking.

 

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World Championship of Public Speaking

The Toastmasters International Convention culminates in the crowning of the World Champion of Public Speaking.

2013 International Speech Contest Winners

The title of 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking was awarded to Presiyan Vasilev.

Speech Contest Tutorials

These tutorials offers fundamental principles to help members understand speech contests.

Conducting Quality Speech Contests (PDF)

When area and division governors understand process, rules and resources, a speech contest's quality is enhanced.

Speech Contest FAQ

Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Toastmasters' speech contests.

2014 Speech Contest Rulebook

Download the latest version of the essential guide to Toastmasters speech contests.

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