Contests and Judge Training

Contest Training

For the 2023-24 Contest Season, District 21 is holding two contests:

  • International Speech Contest (winner will advance to Quarter Finals)
  • Table Topics Contest (finals will take place at District level)

Contest Planning

At our District Council Meeting, a vote was help to decide the format for each level of the contest: In Person, Online or Hybrid. Below are the results along with when each level should be completed by.

January – Club Contests – each club may choose its format: in person, online or hybrid 
February – Area Contests – Hybrid
March – Division Contests – Hybrid
April – District Contests – Online

The District Table Topics Contest will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2024
The District International Speech Contest will be held on Friday, April 19, 2024

Note: Every club may decide which format they wish to use: In person, online, or Hybrid. Clubs may also bypass the club contest and sent their desired contestant to their Area Level Contest.

Coming soon: dates and times for Contest planning information sessions, including special HYBRID support sessions!

2024 Toastmasters Speech Contest Rules

For additional information and updated Rule Book for 2023-2024

Contestant Training

So you’re interested in entering a Speech Contest this year? Stay tuned to this spot for more information and dates for inspirational education sessions in November and December!

Judge Training

District 21 is offering three intensive, 3 hours workshops to train Judges for this year’s contest season – whether you’re starting with club level events or supporting area, division or district level events!

If you have never been a judge, this is a great opportunity to learn from some of our finest judge trainers; if you’re a seasoned judge, this is a great opportunity to refresh your knowledge and hone your judging skills for the upcoming contest season!