Contest resources

Contest rules

View the 2022-23 Speech Contest Rule Book (pdf) from the Toastmasters International website.

Types of contests

See the Speech Contests page from the Toastmasters International website to find descriptions, resources, FAQs, and resources.


Contestants must sign an eligibility form, and fill in a contestant profile. These are completed before the contest begins.

All contestants must be familiar with the Rules for the contest in which they are competing and ensure they are eligible to compete. See the current year’s Rule Book.


Contest officials include the Contest Chairperson, two timekeepers, two tally counters, and for the Table Topics and Evaluation Contests, a Sergeant at Arms.

Specific forms for these roles are handed out before the contest begins by the Chief Judge. The Contest Chairperson briefs the contestants, and draws for speaking order.

Judges forms

All judges must complete and sign a Judges Eligibility form before the contest begins.

All judges, tally counters and timers are briefed by the Chief Judge and are given their forms.

The tiebreaker judge’s name remains known only to the Chief Judge.

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