Contest Resources

2023 Spring Contests

All contests at the Division, and Area levels in District 31 will be conducted online in the 2022-2023 program year while the District level contests will be held hybrid.. Club contests may be held in-person or online, at the discretion of the club.

District 31 will be conducing the International Speech Contest and Table Topics Contest at the Area, Division, and District levels in 2022-2023. Club contests for International and Table Topics Contest will advance to the Area level, and must comply by the contest rulebook. Club that do not choose to hold a contest may still appoint one club representative to compete in the Area contest for each of the International and Table Topics contests.

Club Level contests should be held before February 15, 2023

Area contests will be held between February 18 and March 15, 2023

Division contests will be held between March 18 and March 31, 2023

District contests will be held at CLCON May 1-4 (Table Topics Contest – exact date TBD) & May 6th (International Contest), 2023

Check the District calendar for dates, times, and registration info, which will be updated by early January.

International Speech Contest

Contestants present a 5 to 7-minute speech on any subject they choose. The district winner advances to the Region Quarterfinals for a chance to compete in the World Championship of Public Speaking.

Table Topics Contest

The Table Topics Contest features a 1 to 2 minutes response to a question posed by the Contest chair. Contestants are taken from the room and each is brought into the room and given the Table Topics question. No contestant hears the question or anyone’s response prior to their turn on stage.

Clubs can conduct contests in other contest types — Humorous, Table Topics, or Tall Tales — that will not advance beyond the club, and do not have to fully comply with the contest rulebook (ie: allowing members of other clubs or District officers to compete, etc.)  These contests are run completely at the club level, however we are happy to list them as special club events on the District calendar if they are open to visitors from other clubs — please share info with

Contest Kits

Humorous Speech Contest Kit

Humorous Speech Contest Kit

Download for free or order hard copies from Toastmasters International

Sample Contest Agenda

Promoting Your Contest!

  • Create a Speech Contest Flyer for your club.
  • Tell everyone about your upcoming speech contest with a press release
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