Contests

30,000 Members!

That’s how many members participate in speech contests all around the world in Toastmasters.

Participating in Speech Contests provides you with an opportunity to grow as a communicator by challenging you to step up every aspect of your skills. It gives you an opportunity to hone your speaking skills to a greater degree and receive recognition in front of new audiences beyond your club. It’s also a chance to earn manual credits, introduce new people to Toastmasters, and hold a special event for your club.

District 101 offers four different speech contests for our members: In the Fall, we have Humorous Speech and Evaluation contests, and in the Spring, we hold Table Topics and International Speech contests. Club contests are held in August and February respectively at the club level. The winners advance to the Area contests, Area winners to the Division contests and Division winners compete at the District 101 Fall and Spring contests. The winner of the International Speech contest at the District level competes at the Toastmasters International Convention.

Challenge yourself and others in your club and participate in the speech and evaluation contests. You’ll be glad you did!

District 101 Contest Finals

The District 101 Table Topics and International Speech Contest Finals will be held at the District 101 Spring Conference.

Area and Division Contest Schedule

Division A
Area/DivisionWhenWhere
Division ATBA 
Area A1TBA 
Area A2TBA 
Area A3TBA 
Area A4TBA 
Area A5TBA 
Division B
Area/DivisionWhenWhere
Division BTBA 
Area B1TBA 
Area B2TBA 
Area B3TBA 
Area B4 Contest
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March 21
6:00-9:00pm
Sunny View Retirement Community Center
22445 Cupertino Rd
Cupertino, CA 95014
Area B5TBA 
Division C
Area/DivisionWhenWhere
Division CTBA 
Area C1TBA 
Area C2 Contest
Register
March 7
6:00-9:00pm
ALTERA - INTEL
101 Innovation Drive, Building 1, Room 1123
San Jose, CA 95134
Area C3TBA 
Area C4TBA 
Area C5 Contest
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March 16
6:00-9:00pm
eBay Inc. Building L4
2515 N. 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95131
Division D
Area/DivisionWhenWhere
Division DTBA 
Area D1TBA 
Area D2TBA 
Area D3TBA 
Area D4TBA 
Area D5TBA 
Division E
Area/DivisionWhenWhere
Division ETBA 
Area E1TBA 
Area E2 Contest
Register
March 15
5:30-8:00pm
Apple (4 Infinite Loop)
4 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014
Area E3 Contest
Register
March 16
5:30-9:00pm
Intuitive Surgical
1020 Kifer Road
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Area E4TBA 
Area E5TBA 
Division G
Area/DivisionWhenWhere
Division GTBA 
Area G1TBA 
Area G2 Contest
Register
March 14
5:45-9:00pm
Juniper Networks - Building A
1133 Innovation Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Area G3TBA 
Area G4TBA 
Area G5TBA 

Spring Contests

Table Topics

Contestants give a one-to-two minute impromptu speech based on a topic given to them when the contest chair introduces them. All contestants receive the same topic.

International Speech

Contestants present a five-to-seven minute speech on any subject they choose. The International Speech contest has two levels of competition beyond the District Contest: the semi-final and the World Championship of Public Speaking®, both of which occur at the Toastmasters International Convention.

Fall Contests

Humorous

Contestants present a humorous speech that must be thematic in nature (opening, body, and closing), not a monologue (series of one-liners).

Evaluation

Contestants observe a five-to-seven minute “test speech” and then present a two-to-three minute evaluation of that test speech.