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Rookie Contest

To participate in the Rookie Contest, members of National Toastmasters must satisfy the following conditions

  1. Having been a member for less than 12 months
  2. Having delivered less than 6 speeches

This contest is designed to give new members more opportunities to gain experience encourage them to take part in speech contests. The winner of this contest represents National Toastmasters at the area 12 inter-club Rookie contest.

Timing for this contest is 5-7 minutes.

Past Winners

2019    Damian Hanna
2018    Diane Montupet
2017    Yingying Zhang
2016    Harry Knight
2015    Paul Williams
2014    Carl Fortu
2013    Geoff Webster
2012    Rebecca Li
2011    Stefan van Vliet;  Sheena Garg - r/u Club, won Area
2010    Stefanie Balon - won Area
2009    Melinda Schlussler
2008    Stephen Lead
2007    Belinda Creswell
2006    Rubens Miyazato
2005    Richard Hu - won Area
2004    Amy Turner (Darragh) - won Area
2003    David Scollon; Kaaren Johnson (Latham) - r/u Club & Area
2002    Michael Caloudis        (Rob McFarland, representing City Talk Club, won Area)
2001    No contestant
2000    Duby Wood
1999    Patric Delhanty - r/u Area [1st contest] and Barry O"Neill - won Area [2nd contest] *
1998    Roger Forbath
1997    Neil Perry
1996    Dawn Jennings
1995    Gina Collins
1994    Jacqui Sacilotto - won Area
1993    Kate Lynch
1992    Michael Robinson
1991    Danny Hillis - won Area
1990    Mary Cahill


* In 1999 the Area Contest moved from March to October - hence 2 winners.


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