Contests: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Check these Toastmasters International FAQs or look for the question you are interested in below.

How to organise communication so that it’s GDPR compliant?

Remember to ask permission from those that may be part of the organisation if you are going to add them to a group – this includes judges! As these events are formal affairs, we recommend email as the primary form of communication.

What are eligibility checks for judges?

We strongly recommend that Chief Judges ask for visibility of Levels 1 & 2 completion certificates for judges above the club level. If a member hasn’t completed or is unable to evidence they have met the qualifying requirements in the traditional program it might be worth considering another judge.

Should audience cameras be on or off during a contest?

You can find the official stance in the Online Contest Procedures.

Is streaming of contests allowed?

No, streaming of contests are not permitted.

What are specifics for the online contests?

You can find them in the Online Contest Procedures and Online Speech Contest Exception.

Are there any best practices to run online contest?

You can find them in Best Practices For Online Speech Contests

Please clarify the rules for the participants who are applying speeches from the Competent Communication manual (old programme) to confirm their eligibility

“In addition, to be eligible to compete in the International Speech Contest, a member must:

1. Have completed 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.

a) 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 officially chartered before the Area contest.

b) Only members who joined Toastmasters prior to the roll-out of Pathways in their region can apply speeches from the Competent Communication manual to speech contest eligibility”

The roll-out for Pathways for District 91 occurred on March 20, 2018.