District 26 - Serving Colorado, Wyoming and Western Nebraska

Speech Contests and District 26

The 2022 contests are Evaluation 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

Contest Documents

International Speech Contest Evaluation Contest
Procedures for Speech Contests Area Director Procedures for 2021-2022 Speech contests

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

2-3 minutes
Qualify 1:30 min. to 3:30 max.
Full Kit

1169 international speech kit zip

1169 evaluation speech kit zip

2022 Area Virtual International Script

2022 REVISED Area Virtual Evaluation Script
Script Preamble Slide

Online Speech Contest Statement

 Ballot 1172 Int. Speech Guide and Ballot 1179 Evaluation Contest Judges Guide and Ballot-ff
 Tiebreaker 1188 Int. Speech Tiebreak G. & Ballot 1179A Evaluation Contest Tiebreaking Judges Guide and Ballot-ff
Rulebook 2021-2022 Speech Contest Rulebook
Briefing Document – Contestants, Sergeants-at-Arms, Zoom Master, Tech Assistants Updated_Virtual Briefing Script – Evaluation and International
Briefing Document – Judges, Timer, Ballot Counters

Chief Judges Briefing Script 2022 UPDATED

Judges Email Template

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 Certificates of Appreciation
  Video Release 1193 Region Quarterfinal Video Release
* only for the District contest, each contestant


Acknowledge/Announce dignitary only if present at the event.

 PowerPoint Display Slides for Contests

 For use by Zoom Master or Host. Slides are set up based on Evaluation Contest taking place first.  The document will open in Google Slides.  Click on File and scroll down to download as a Microsoft PowerPoint document. The file is large, created for 4 area contests taking place at the same time.  Delete the slides that are not required for your contests.

If pledge is presented, the flag slide will move (wave) when clicked

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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