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Speech Contests for 2022-23

District 100 Contests 2022-23

In 2022-23, District 100 will be conducting two speech contests. Members will have the opportunity compete in the International Speech Contest and Tall Tales Contest.


** District Contest is subject to change. Please keep up-to-date by reading this page!

District Contest Schedules & Official Links to Register

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.

Please note that all Districts are required to hold the International Speech 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.

Please note that District 100 is not eligible to compete in the Video Speech Contest.

Eligibility Requirements - International Speech Contest

To be eligible to compete in the International Speech Contest for the 2022-23 Toastmasters fiscal year, a member must have earned certificates of completion in Levels 1 and 2 of any path in the Toastmasters Pathways learning experience OR earned a Distinguished Toastmaster award prior to the club contest that they will be competing in.

However, a charter member of a club chartered less than one (1) year before the club contest is permitted to compete without having completed this requirement. The club must have been officially chartered before the Area Contest.

Speech Contests FAQ

We encourage ALL members of District 100 to read in details the Speech Contest FAQ on the Toastmasters International website. Please click here for more information. If you would like further information, please contact the District 100 Program Quality Director, Alicia Curtis, DTM, and District 100 Chief Judge, Dr. Michael Alexander, DTM by email on

Speech Contest Resources

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Speech Contest Videos

2022 Toastmasters WCPS

Cyril Junior Dim

What is a Tall Tale?

Courtesy of xBeau Gaming

Tall Tales Winning Strategies

Courtesy of District 38

Terry Mayfield Tall Tales

Courtesy of District 52

2015 District 96 Tall Tales Champion, Stefano Cossalter

Courtesy of Stefano Cossalter

How to give a Tall Tale speech

Courtesy of HKUST Toastmasters

2013 District 52 Tall Tales Champion, Melissa Randall

Courtesy of Melissa Randall

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