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.

Contest Results – Area, Division, District

Types of Contests – Club, Area, Division, District

The two speech contests for the 2022-2023 Contest Season are Humorous and International

Area, Division and District contest will be held Virtually

Contest Calendar

Contest Dates By Division

Note: Contestant and Functionary briefings will start one hour before the listed calendar start time. The Zoom registration link will reflect the briefing start time.





Humorous Speech4/28/237:00 PM
International Speech4/29/232:45 PM


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

Contest FAQ

D3 Resources 

2021-2022 Contest Archive: Contest

2022-2023 Contest Resource Folder: 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 – 2023 Contest

Humorous Speech Contest kit – 2023 Contest

Table Topics Contest kits

Evaluation Contest kits

Tall Tales Contest kits

Contest Timing

Speech TypeMinimumGreenYellowRedMaximum
International Speech4:305:006:007:007:30
Humorous Speech4:305:006:007:007:30
Table Topics1:001:001:302:002:30
Tall Tales2:303:004:005:005:30