The World Championship of Public Speaking® starts in Toastmasters clubs across the globe. From there, participants advance to Area, Division, District, and region-level competitions. Two winners from each region-level competition move on to the semifinals. At the semifinals, an expert panel of experienced Toastmasters will determine the eight finalists. Each speech will last between five to seven minutes.
For many amateur speakers, this competition is the opportunity of a lifetime. Past winners have used this accolade to become prominent paid speakers, delivering keynotes and speeches around the globe.
The two speech contests for the 2023-2024 Contest Season are Evaluation and International
Area contests will be held Online, and Division & District contests will be held in Hybrid format.
Online contests are defined as those in which all participants are online.
Hybrid contests are defined as those in which some participants (contestants and judges) are onsite in a physical location, and others are online.
Interested in helping with the upcoming Speech Contests? Complete the forms below and we will share with the Area and Division Directors.
Contest Volunteer Interest Forms
Recommended TM International Resources for Contestants, Chairs, Functionaries & Volunteers
TM Speech Contest Resources
Official Contest Rulebook
Current Contest Resources
Additional Contestants Resources
Participating in a club contest is an opportunity to develop you speaking ability, receive valuable feedback and have a great time!
How to Appear Best Online
World Champion of Public Speaking
Type of Contests and Kits – Include Official Forms, Resources, Certificates Etc.
International Speech Contest kits
Humorous Speech Contest kit
Table Topics Contest kits
Evaluation Contest kits
Tall Tales Contest kits