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Humorous Speech Contest

This contest emphasises light hearted, entertaining speaking. Currently the highest level of competition ends at District 70 (NSW/ACT).

The contest is open to all members of National Toastmasters Club in good standing, unless you are currently representing your club in the International Speech Contest. Current district officers, officers elect or appointee officers are ineligible to compete.

Timing for the speech is nominally 5 to 7 minutes. However, contestants will be disqualified for speaking less than 4 minutes 30 seconds or more than 7 minutes 30 seconds.

Past Winners

2016   Paul Williams
2015   Gina Grimaldi
2014   Gina Grimaldi
2013   Roger Forbath - won Area
2012   Roger Forbath
2011   Guy Brown
2010   Fionan King - won Area
2009   Steve Howard
2008   Andrew Garven
2007   Roger Forbath - won Area
2006   Louis Swart
2005   Richard Hu - r/u Area
2004   Steve Howard - won Area
2003   Vanessa Gorman - won Area
2002   Vanessa Gorman - won Area
2001   Andrew Garven - r/u Area
2000   Steve Howard - won Area
1999   Steve Howard - won Area
1998   Roger Forbath
1997   Chris Robb
1996   Ross Clennett - won Area & Division
1995   Ross Clennett - won Area & Division
1994   Frank Scarrabelotti
1993   Steve Howard - won Area, r/u Division
1992   Keith Quist; Steve Howard r/u in Club & Area, won Division
1991   Steve Howard
1990   Steve Howard
1989   Terry Yates
1988   Steve Stewart
1987   Keith Quist [1st contest] ** John Grenet [2nd contest]
         Note:  In 1987 D 70 moved the final from May to October. Hence 2 winners.**
1986   David Hire
1985   Norma Parker - won Area
1984   Don Tornaros
1983   Jackie Greenland
1982   N/A
1981   N/A
1980   Barry Anderson

 

 

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