District 62 Contests


Spring Season

Each spring we conduct 2 contests; the International Speech Contest and the Evaluation Contest. The International Speech contest involves a 5-7 minute speech and is open to members who have completed at least 6 speeches within the Toastmasters program. The contest starts at the club, winner(s) proceed to the Area contest, then Division, then District, then Semi-finals, and finally the Finals. The District contest is held during the Spring Conference. The semi-finals and finals are held at the Toastmasters International Convention.


We also hold an Evaluation contest during the spring season. The Evaluation contest is open to all current members. In this contest, a Target Speaker delivers a 5-7 minute speech, the contestants are then sequestered for 5 minutes to prepare their evaluation notes, and then the contestants are brought back into the room one at a time to provide their evaluation. The winning evaluator(s) move on from their club to the Area contest, then Division and finally the District contest. The District contest is held during the Spring Conference.


Additional resources for conducting the contests are further down on the page.


Fall Season

Each fall we conduct 2 contests; the Humorous Speech Contest and the Table Topics Contest. The Humorous Speech contest involves a 5-7 minute speech and is open to all current members. The contest starts at the club, winner(s) proceed to the Area contest, then Division, then finally the District. The District contest is held during the Fall Conference.


We also hold a Table Topics contest during the fall season. The Table Topics contest is open to all current members. In this contest the contestants are sequestered to another room, and then the contestants are brought back into the room one at a time to provide their table topic reponse. Each contestant responds to the same question. The winning table topic(s) move on from their club to the Area contest, then Division and finally the District contest. The District contest is held during the Fall Conference.


Competent Leader Manual

Note that there are projects within the Competent Leader manual pertaining to both chairing a club contest, and with helping out with a club contest. Please take advantage of the opportunity to develop your skills and gain educational credit for it.


Most Vice Presidents of Education will also support gaining credit in your Competent Leader manual for chairing or helping with an Area, Division, or District contest.


High Performance Leadership

Anyone chairing an Area, Division, or District contest should consider wrapping a High Performance Leadership Project (HPLP) around those efforts. You can obtain an HPLP packet from the Toastmasters International online store. Note that doing so requires some additional lead time to begin the re-assessment and vision portions of the HPLP prior to pushing on the actual contest efforts.


Downloads

Contests Rule Book !!

All Contest Chairpersons and Chief Judges should review the rule book. You should also be sure to have a printed copy on hand at the contest. Rulebooks are mailed to the club president each year.


Number of Contestants Sent Forward

As a general rule, any area with 4 or fewer clubs in good standing 8 weeks prior to the contest may send up to two contestants to their area contest. Those areas with 5 or more clubs in good standing may only send one contestant forward for each contest. Download this document to view that in summary form (make sure it is current).


Video for Contest Judges

An overview of how to be a contest judge. Produced by Toastmasters International.


Contests Made Easy -- Club -- Fall

This is a compressed file containing a collection of templates, guides, and checklists for conducting a contest. This kit is specialized towards a club level contest held in the fall.


Contests Made Easy -- Club -- Spring

This is a compressed file containing a collection of templates, guides, and checklists for conducting a contest. This kit is specialized towards a club level contest held in the spring.


Contests Made Easy -- Area -- Fall

This is a compressed file containing a collection of templates, guides, and checklists for conducting a contest. This kit is specialized towards a area level contest held in the fall.


Contests Made Easy -- Area -- Spring

This is a compressed file containing a collection of templates, guides, and checklists for conducting a contest. This kit is specialized towards a area level contest held in the spring.


Contests Made Easy -- Division -- Fall

This is a compressed file containing a collection of templates, guides, and checklists for conducting a contest. This kit is specialized towards a division level contest held in the fall.


Contests Made Easy -- Division -- Spring

This is a compressed file containing a collection of templates, guides, and checklists for conducting a contest. This kit is specialized towards a division level contest held in the spring.


Following is the schedule of Program Quality Events for the district. To look further into the future either click "Look for more", or change the selected date. Select an entry to see more details about it.


Annual Club Calendar

Download the overview of the year in advance for the District 62 clubs.


Annual DEC Calendar

Download the overview of the year in advance for the District Executive Committee.


Adding a Calendar Entry

To request entries to be added to the District 62 calendar, send a meeting invitation to calendar@62toast.com. Alternatively, send an email fully describing the event to that address. Either way, please ensure you denote arrival time for registration (when applicable) versus program start time, and also provide in the description contact information for those with questions.