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Author NickBenning  Date 25 Sep 11, 11:06  Views 3789
Description Checklist for Clubs
Category Contests  Type Reference

Club Contests


A Club may only participate in the Contest process if it is chartered and in good standing.

You do not need to hold a Contest at Club level. A Club can simply choose Contestant/s, by whatever means it wishes, to represent it at the Area level.

If a Club does decide to hold a Contest …

Advance Planning

- Set a date suitably in advance of the Area Contest. Usually this is a Club meeting date, but you could arrange a separate date to avoid interrupting the normal Club meeting programme.

- Print the forms (Judges, Timers, Counters and Eligibility) and certificates (Participation and Top 3). To download these, see the bottom of this page.

- Appoint the Chief Judge (preferably from a neighbouring Club) and Judges, Contest Chair, two Timers, Counters and any other officials you want.

- Retrieve any perpetual trophies from previous winners.

- Publicise the Contest heavily throughout the Club to encourage the largest possible number of Contestants. You need to secure entrants for the prepared speech Contests early; entrants for other Contests can be rallied later or even at the event.

- For the Evaluation Contest, arrange a Speaker To Be Evaluated.

- For the Table Topics Contest, have a Topic prepared.

Before the Contest

- Put together the Agenda and arrange copying.

- Ensure all forms, certificates and any trophies are brought to the meeting.

Contest Officers roles and responsibilities

- Contest Chair

- Chief Judge

- Other Judges

After the Contest

Provide the names, contact details and any speech titles of the winners and alternates to the Area Governor.

Entry requirement

For the International Speech Contest only, a contestant needs to have completed at least six speeches in the Competent Communicator manual before entering the contest at any level. However this requirement does not apply if the contestant is a charter member of a club which has chartered since the beginning of the current Toastmasters year (July 1st).

Contest Forms

The forms and certificates can now be downloaded free.

An alternative certificate that you may edit for your Club

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