The most recent versions of the Speech Contest Rulebook and Contest Resources are published on the Toastmasters International website.
Toastmasters International Contest Resources
District 91 Contest Organising Guide
Once the club elections and District Leader elections are finalised in May, dates can be planned for contests for the full program year. Get contest dates onto your club calendar – for Area, Division and District contests ensure you work with your teams to get dates into the D91 Calendar of Events.
Planning in advance for who will be the Contest Chair and Chief Judge is critical for a smooth contest event! 12 weeks in advance is a great time to start, ramping up 4 to 6 weeks prior and honing in on all the finer details two weeks before the event.
Recruiting a Contest Chair as early as possible will help ensure the contest organisation is delegated early on. This allows Club VPEs, Area and Division Directors to focus on serving members in ways that achieve the Club and District Mission. This is why in District 91 we aim to appoint a District Chief Judge so that the Program Quality Director can provide support to the District contests whilst remaining focused on supporting the District Mission.
Contest Chairs will find Pathway Projects that align with taking on the responsibility of a contest and should speak to their VP of Education about a suitable Level 3, e or 5 project.
District 91 Resources for Contest Organisers
The most up-to-date contest resources are available from Toastmasters International on their Speech Contest Resource page. Additional resources from District 91 have been developed by members to provide further support to contest organisers but may be out of date when rule changes occur. If you think something needs updating, please contact the Program Quality Team.