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International Speech Contest

This contest is considered the premier contest in Toastmasters and is so named because the winner of the club contest has the opportunity to compete with other worldwide winners in the Toastmasters International grand final and become the world champion.

To be eligible to compete, the Toastmaster must:

  1. Have been an active member in good standing in a club which has been of good standing since the previous July 1.
  2. Have completed at least 6 manual speeches.

Current district officers, officers elect or appointee officers are ineligible to compete.

The subject for the speech shall be selected by the participant and must be substantially original. 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 and 30 seconds.

Past Winners

2016    Claudia Galvis
2015    Claudia Galvis
2014    Stefan van Vliet
2013    Sheena Garg
2012    Michael Caloudis
2011    Fionan King
2010    Pei Chen
2009    Andrew Garven
2008    Cedric Tong
2007    Andrew Garven
2006    Adrian Watts
2005    Steve Howard - won Area & Division
2004    Steve Howard; Vanessa Gorman r/u Club, won Area & Division
2003    Christopher Hire (Steve Howard, representing CityTalk, won Area)
2002    Steve Howard - won Area, Division, 3rd DISTRICT 70 !
2001    David Hire - r/u Area
2000    Steve Howard - won Area, Division, r/u DISTRICT 70 !!
1999    Steve Howard - won Area, r/u Division
1998    Steve Howard - won Area, Division & DISTRICT 70 !!!
1997    Steve Howard - won Area, Division & DISTRICT 70 !!!
1996    Steve Howard - won Area & Division
1995    David Hire - r/u Area
1994    Steve Howard - won Area; r/u Division
1993    Steve Howard - won Area
1992    David Hire
1991    Steve Howard - won Area
1990    David Hire
1989    Terry Yates
1988    Geoff Kirkwood
1987    Geoff Kirkwood - r/u Area
1986    Margaret Standaloft
1985    David Hire
1984    Norma Parker
1983    Helen Lynch - won Area & Division
1982    Jim Skinner
1981    N/A
1980    Jim Pearce
1979    Bruce Cogan
 

 

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