Speech contests are a Toastmasters tradition. Each year, thousands of Toastmasters compete in the Humorous, Evaluation, Tall Tales, Table Topics®, and International speech contests. Competition begins with club contests, and winners continue competing through the Area, Division, and District levels. Winners of the District level International Speech Contest proceed to the region quarterfinal level. Following region quarterfinals, winners advance to the semifinals for a chance to take part in the World Championship of Public Speaking®. Each year, more than 30,000 Toastmasters compete in one or more contests.
Founder’s District’s 2023-2024 contests will be conducted Hybrid (clubs may choose the format that best suits their needs). Founder’s District will host Evaluation and International Speech. Each club may send one representative for each contest.