Region Quarterfinals FAQ
Where can I find more information about region quarterfinals?Back to Top
Information can be found in the Speech Contest Rulebook. Video recording rules for District International Speech Contests are included. Additional information about best practices for District-level hybrid and online speech contests can be found in the Video Recording Guidelines resource.
What is the International Speech Contest sequence?Back to Top
The sequence for the program year is: club, Area, Division, District, region quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals.
How many contestants advance from region quarterfinals to the International Speech Contest Semifinals?Back to Top
The top two contestants from each of the 14 regions will advance to the semifinals, which are held during the Toastmasters International Convention.
How many contestants advance from the semifinals to the World Championship of Public Speaking?Back to Top
Region quarterfinal winners will be split into four semifinal contests, each consisting of seven speakers. The top two contestants from each semifinal will advance to compete in the World Championship of Public Speaking.
Why did Toastmasters implement region quarterfinals?Back to Top
To accommodate an increasing number of Districts participating in the semifinals and to ensure education sessions and other International Convention business can be fulfilled, region quarterfinals were implemented, beginning in 2019.
How does each District prepare for region quarterfinals?Back to Top
Toastmasters members, contest officials, and Program Quality Directors should familiarize themselves with the Speech Contest Rulebook and review the rules that are specific to region quarterfinals.
How do we provide our submissions?Back to Top
Program Quality Directors will submit video of the first-place winner from their District contest, along with required forms. Toastmasters International will provide specific instructions by email about two weeks before the District contest.
How many judges will there be for each region quarterfinal contest?Back to Top
There must be a minimum of nine voting judges and one tiebreaking judge for each contest. The Immediate Past International President once removed will be the chief judge for all region quarterfinals.
What are the qualifications for region quarterfinal judges?Back to Top
Judges must be Toastmasters members of clubs in good standing who have achieved Advanced Toastmaster Bronze, Advanced Communicator Bronze, or Distinguished Toastmaster, or have completed one full path in the Pathways learning experience. No voting judge or tiebreaking judge can be a member in the same region in which a contestant is a member.