Speech Contests for 2021-22

District 100 Contests 2021-22

In 2021-22, District 100 will be conducting two speech contests. Members will have the opportunity compete in the International Speech Contest and Evaluation Contest. 

IMPORTANT - All contests for 2021-22 are being held online

All Contests in 2021-22 will be held ONLINE.

Area Contest Schedule

Division Contest Schedule

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. Winners of the District level International Speech Contest proceed to the region quarterfinals level. Following region quarterfinals, winners advance to the semi-finals for a chance to take part in the World Championship of Public Speaking®.

Each year, more than 30,000 Toastmasters compete in one or more of the following contests:

International Speech Contest:

Contestants present a five-to-seven-minute speech on any subject they choose.


All Districts must conduct this contest.

Humorous Speech Contest:

Contestants present a five-to-seven-minute humorous speech that must be thematic in nature (opening, body, and close), not a monologue (series of one-liners).

Evaluation Contest:

Contestants observe a five-to seven-minute test speech (from a test speaker) and then present a two-to-three-minute evaluation of the test speech.


Tall Tales Contest:

Contestants present a three-to-five-minute speech on a topic that is highly-exaggerated and improbable in theme or plot.

Table Topics Contest:

An impromptu speech of one-to-two-minutes, all contestants are assigned the same topic, told to them when they are introduced by the contest chair. 


Video Speech Contest:

A contest for Undistricted clubs and provisional districts that follows the International Speech Contest rules. This contest does not advance beyond the club.

District 100 is not eligible to contest in the Video Speech Contest.

Eligibility Requirements - International Speech Contest

To be eligible to compete in the International Speech Contest, a member must have completed at least six (6) speech projects in the Competent Communication manual or earned certificates of completion in Levels 1 and 2 of any path in the Toastmasters Pathways learning experience prior to the club contest.

Speech Contest Resources