The 2019 contest types are
International Speech and Tall Tales
If the above dates cannot be met, the date must be negotiated with the Chair of the next level contest. At a minimum, all contests must be completed at least two weeks prior to the next level contest. For example, your Club contest must be completed at least two weeks before your Area's contest.
FYI - Beginning this year, at the direction of Toastmasters International, speech contests will only be held once per year in the Spring.
About Speech Contests
Toastmasters Speech Contests are events that showcase the talents of both members who compete and members who organize and support the events. Many wonderful benefits accrue to those that participate:
Contests are held once a year, in the Spring. Club, Area, and Division Contest deadlines are driven by the dates of the District Conference. If the Conference is held earlier or later than May, the prior contest deadline dates are adjusted accordingly.
Contests are held in the following sequence:
The International Speech Contest winner for District 55 will compete in a semi-final contest at the International Convention in August. Winners of the semi-final contests will advance to THE International Speech Contest with a NEW speech two days later at the same Convention.
Online Eligibility Checker
Easily confirm if a member is eligible to compete in speech contests without calling World Headquarters.
Access the Eligibility Checker Here