2021-2022 Speech Contest Season Information

District 28 would like to invite you to participate in our annual speech contests.  We are looking forward to you being a contestant, a judge, an evaluation target speaker, a contest chair, a contest toastmaster, or an audience member.  If you’ve never participated in a contest before, now is your chance.  Contests provide an opportunity to improve your skills and have some fun.  

This year District 28 will conduct the following contests:

  • International Speech Contest
  • Evaluation Contest

Area, Division, and District 28 Contests:

  • We will be holding our contests virtually again this year.
  • The International Speech Contest and Evaluation Contest will be during the same event at Area & Division levels.
  • Area Contests will be between February 20 and March 26, 2022.
  • Division Contests will be between March 27 and April 16, 2022.
  • The District 28 Contest will be pre-recorded during the week of April 18, 2022 (details will be finalized & announced before the Area Contests begin).
    • The District 28 Evaluation Contest will broadcast, and winners announced, on Friday, April 29th during the District Conference.
    • The District 28 International Speech Contest will broadcast, and winners announced, on Saturday, April 30th during the District Conference.

Club Contests:

  • Your contest may be held in whatever format (virtually, in-person or remote) that works best for your members.
  • You may choose to hold your contests at the same time or separately.
  • Club contests need to be completed before February 20, 2022.
  • If you hold a contest, you MUST follow the contest rules (see link below).
  • Whether your club holds a contest or chooses another means to select members for the Area Contest, please send your Area Director a Notification of Contest Winners form (see link below)

For questions about this year’s speech contests, please contact your Area Director.