Primary Contact
Marcheta Gardner

Here are some resources for organizing and conducting a successful contest in an efficient way. If you have any questions or comments on the resources provided here, please contact District Contest Coordinator Marcheta Gardner at

Speech Contest Resources


Please print out forms and send improvement ideas to!

Toastmasters International Contest Information
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Contest R

Official 2017-2018 Contest Rulebook from Toastmasters International
*updated 7/1/17

- Guidance on Delegation of Contest Tasks

Explanation of changes to Contes Rulebook *updated 7/26/17

Contest Chair Resources

Webinar - Contest Training 9/1/2016

Dignitary List - 2017-2018 *updated 9/14/17

List is updated periodically during contest season


Contest Chair Checklist *updated 7/7/17
Contest Preparation Timeline

Contest Chair Briefing *updated 7/4/17

Contest Roles & Responsibilities *updated 7/4/17

Contest Picture Guidelines
Contest Evaluation/Guideline Document used by District Rep *7/3/17



- Humorous and Speech Evaluation Area Contest (Fall) *updated  7/6/17
- Humorous and Speech Evaluation Division Contest (Fall) *updated  7/6/17

- International and Table Topics Area Contest (Spring 2017) *updated 2/14/17
International and Table Topics Division Contest (Spring 2017) *updated 2/14/17

Forms & Signs

- Speaker's Certification of Eligibility and Originality - Form 1183 *updated  7/14/17
       All contestants must fill out and sign during the Contestant's Briefing 
- Speech Contestant Profile - Used for contestant interviews - Form 1189
- Evaluation Contestant Notes - Form 1177

- Contest Speaking Order Evaluation Contest

- Contest Speaking Order Humorous

- Contest Speaking Order International

- Contest Speaking Order Tall Tales

- Contest Speaking Order Table Topics Contest

- Contest Sign In Sheet
- Stop Sign for Contests - Post outside doors while contest is in progress
- Direction Signs - With arrows to direct attendees to event


Contest Flyers & Agendas

- Official District and Toastmasters International Logos

- Instructions for Creating Contest Flyer *updated 1/4/17
- Instructions for Agenda Preparation

- Area Contest Agenda Template *updated 9/24/17

- Division Contest Agenda Template *updated 9/24/17



Modify samples below as needed

- Certificate Preparation & Presentation - Who provides each
- Certificate of Appreciation for Contest Judges (.doc)
- Thank You Certificate for Contest Helpers (.doc)
- Certificate of Participation International Speech Contest (.doc)

- Certificate of Participation International Speech Contest (.ppt)
- Thank You Certificate for Test Speaker (.doc)

- Thank you for providing facility (.ppt)

- Third Place Winner (.ppt)

Certificates provided by Toastmasters International (fillable PDF files)

- First Place Winner - Form 510A

- Second Place Winner - Form 510B

- Third Place Winner - Form 510C

- Participation - Form510C

Zip file with all contest chair documents that are listed above individually

    for Fall 2017 Contest Season-click here to download
*updated 9/24/17

Chief Judge Resources

Chief Judge's Reference - Includes protest procedure

Chief Judge's Report
Chief Judge's Briefing

Tiebreaking Judge's Briefing


- Judge's Certification of Eligibility & Code of Ethics - Form 1170 *updated  7/14/17

- Speech Contest Time Record Sheet - Form 1175 Used by timers

- Speech Contest Tally Counter Sheet - Form 1176Used by ballot counters 
- Notification of Contest Winners - Form 1182List of winners advancing to next level
- Results Form (announcement of winners) - Form 1168


- Contest-Ballot-Judges-Evaluation - Form 1179
- Contest-Ballot-Tie Breaking-Evaluation - Form 1179A

- Contest-Ballot-Judges-Humorous Speech - Form 1191 *updated  7/14/17
- Contest-Ballot-Tie Breaking-Humorous Speech - Form1191A

- Contest-Ballot-Judges-International Speech - Form1172
- Contest-Ballot-Tie Breaking-International Speech - Form 1188

- Contest-Ballot-Judges-Tall Tales - Form 1181
- Contest-Ballot-Tie Breaking-Tall Tales - Form 1181A

- Contest-Ballot-Judges-Table Topics - Form 1180
- Contest-Ballot-Tie Breaking-Table Topics - Form 1180A


More Speech Contest Information


How to Tell Tall Tales - March 2013 Toastmaster magazine

You Must Be Kidding: Tall Tales Are a Tall Order - Sept 2014 Toastmaster magazine


Links to tutorials, FAQs, and more on the Toastmasters International Website




Updated 7/8/2017

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