District 5 will conduct the Humorous and International Speech contests in Fall 2017. The Area Contests will be scheduled between October to mid-December to give our members and clubs time to prepare accordingly. One contestant per club per category. The winner of the Area Contests will move on to the Division Contests in Spring 2018. The winner of the Division Contests will compete in the District Final at District 5 Spring Conference date TBD. The winner of District 5 International Speech contest will move on to the semi-finals at the Toastmasters International Convention 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.
Area Contest Chair Training Date:
Saturday, Sept 23, 2017 in Annex B
Training will be held at the San Diego County Office of Education at 6401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego CA from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.
This workshop is a complete review of an area contest from start to finish and includes review of the contest rule book, judging criteria and all related contest forms. This is a 5 hour class and includes lunch. Area Contest Chairs will receive all materials for conducting their area contest.
Members interested in being an Area Contest Chair can use this as an HPL project and will receive a FREE HPL Kit from the district. Please contact your area director for more information.
Contest Chair/Judge Training Handouts
It is our goal in District 5 to provide members with resources for speech contests. Please understand that the resources provided are guidelines. The Speech Contest Rulebook is the final word and the Toastmasters International WHQ has the final say when it comes to clarifying speech contest rules and procedures.
Speech Contest Tutorials https://www.toastmasters.org/Leadership-Central/Speech-Contests/Speech-Contest-Tutorials
District 5 would like to thank Mark Kramer for his continuous support in providing a yearly update of the “Organizing Area & Division Guidebook”.