International Club Contest Rules and Regulations
Rules for International
speech, Humorous speech, Evaluation and Table topics Contest
| Public Speaking |
Impromptu Speech |
Ice Breaking ( first) Speech|
Speech contests are an important part of
the Toastmasters International educational program. Speech contests provide an
opportunity for proficient speakers to gain contest experience, and they provide
interesting educational programs for members and the public. They also allow
those Toastmasters who are not participating in the contest to learn by
observing proficient speakers.
Since so many members participate in contests, itís important that all contests
be conducted fairly and that they follow the rules. In this booklet are rules
for the International Speech Contest, as well as rules for Evaluation, Humorous,
Table Topics, and Tall Tales Con tests. The International Speech Contest is
conducted at the club, area, division, district, semi-final, and International
levels. All other contests originate at the club level and proceed through the
area, division, and district levels. Judgesí Guides and Ballots for each contest
are available from
World Head quarters. Visit
www.toastmasters.org/ shop for prices and ordering information.
If you are involved in conducting or participating in a speech contest, read the
rules carefully and follow them. By doing so you will ensure a fair speech
contest and an enjoyable event for everyone. Additional information on speech
contests may be found in the Speech Contest Manual (Item 1173). This rulebook
controls all decisions regarding contests. The comments in the Speech Contest
Manual and training materials are intended to give guidance but are not rules.
Toastmasters Speech Contests are
events that showcase the talents of both members who compete and members who
organize and support the events. Many wonderful benefits accrue to those that
Contestants are afforded a wonderful opportunity to improve their skills in
preparing and delivering a speech in a competitive environment.
Organizers are given an educational opportunity in event planning, project
management and project teams.
Members not competing are provided the opportunity to learn by observing
speakers who have benefited from their Toastmasters training.
Clubs and club members have the opportunity to showcase their talented speakers
to family members and guests.
The audience is provided an interesting educational program, entertainment, and