District 26 - Serving Colorado, Wyoming and Western Nebraska

Speech Contests

Speech Contests and District 26

The 2021 contests are Tall Tales and International Speech.

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Speech Contests are one of the many ways toastmasters can grow and perfect both speaking and leadership skills. Contests are conducted in a safe, fair environment that encourages speaking and leadership growth.

Empower Your Speaking

Participating as a contestant in a contest can take your speaking skills up a notch and help you overcome some of those speaking fears. There are five types of Contests that require speakers:

  • International Speech
  • Table Topics
  • Humorous Speech
  • Tall Tales
  • Evaluation

There are additional roles at contests to practice your speaking:

  • Toastmaster
  • Chief Judge
  • Sergeant at Arms

Online Division Contest Winners

    International   Tall Tales
Denver   Nikki Hernandez   Gary Moore
Eastern   Dia Kline   Dia Kline
Foothills   Jon Woelfel   Valerie Minakawa
Metro   Ben Martin   Bruce Denton
Northern   Shonnie Cline   Mike Hand
Southern   Vivian Cobb   Tiffany Gunter
Urban   Lance Meacham   Vinci Allen Steward
Western   Joyce Feustel   Neeli Clute Thompson

Contest Documents

International Speech Contest Tall Tales Speech Contest
Procedures for Speech Contests Procedures for 2021 Speech Contests 

5-7 minutes
Qualify: 4:30 min. to 7:30 max.

3-5 minutes
Qualify 2:30 min. to 5:30 max.
Full Kit

1169 international speech kit zip

1169tt tall tales spchcont kit zip

2021 Script for Division International Speech Contest

Division Tall Tales Script
 Ballot 1172 Int. Speech Guide and Ballot 1181 Tall Tales Judges Ballot
 Tiebreaker 1188 Int. Speech Tiebreak G. & Ballot 1181A Tall Tales Tiebreak G.& Ballot
Rulebook 1171 Speech Contest Rulebook_2020-2021
Briefing Document – Contestants, Sergeants-at-Arms, Zoom Master, Tech Assistants 2021 Division _Virtual-_Briefing-Script_Tall Tales and _International_
Briefing Document – Judges, Timer, Ballot Counters

Chief-Judges-Briefing for Division Speech Contests

Judges-Email-Template (1)

Audience Participation Document You Be the Judge
Contestant Eligibility 1183 Speaker’s Certification of Eligibility and Originality
Contestant Profile 1189 Speech Contestant Profile
Timer 1175 Time Record Sheet and Instructions for Timers
Counters 1176 Counters Tally Sheet
Judges 1170 Judges Certifications of Eligibility and Code of Ethics
Results 1168 Results Form
Winners 1182 Notification of Contest Winner
Certificates of Appreciation Speech Contest CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION
  Video Release 1193 Region Quarterfinal Video Release
* only for District contest, each contestant

Per Toastmasters International guidelines, the District has accepted the following:


Eight weeks prior to the area contest, if an area has four assigned clubs or fewer in good standing, districts have the option to allow two contestants from each club to compete in the area contest.


  1. Should additional clubs charter prior to the area contest, two contestants from each club are permitted to compete.
  2. In those divisions with four assigned areas or less, districts have the option to allow the two highest-placed available contestants from each area to compete.  **applicable to Northern and Western Division only at this time**




WHQ Policy


All district-level speech contests are to be conducted only at the annual district conference. The decision to hold contests at the area and division level rests with the district executive committee. Contests must be conducted in the same manner for all areas and divisions within the district. For those districts that decide to conduct additional contests, those contests must originate at the club level and proceed through the area, division and district levels. To reiterate: district-level contests are only to be held during the annual district conference.

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