Will you be one of the more than 30,000 Toastmasters who competes in a speech contest this year? We hope so! If your club doesn’t already participate in this Toastmasters tradition, now is the perfect time to start.
These contest kits from Toastmasters International contain most of what you’ll need to run a successful contest: forms, certificates, and a current copy of the contest rulebook. Download a kit and start planning your contest!
- Evaluation Speech Contest Kit (ZIP)
- Humorous Speech Contest Kit (ZIP)
- International Speech Contest Kit (ZIP)
- Table Topics Speech Contest Kit (ZIP)
- Tall Tales Speech Contest Kit (ZIP)
Resources for Judges
Contest judges play an important role in ensuring the best possible experience for speech contestants. As with all Toastmasters roles, the analytical skills you’ll develop as a judge will serve you well beyond the club context.
If you’re new to judging, you’ll want to start off as a voting judge. District member Bill Moylan’s Voting Judge Training is a great way to get acquainted with the basics of contest judging.
Once you have some judging experience under your belt, you may have the opportunity to serve as chief judge for a contest. The responsibilities of the chief judge are different from those of voting judges, and you’ll want to be familiar with them before you take on this role. District member Richard Durling has prepared a Chief Judge Training to bring prospective chief judges up to speed.
For more on contests, check out Toastmasters International’s speech contest page, as well as their list of frequently asked contest questions. If you still have questions about contests, please let us know!