The following protocols apply to District 99’s Spring 2021 contest:
With the mandate from Toastmasters International Board of Directors, all contests at the area, division, and district levels will be conducted online.
Due to the learning curve of conducting the first online contest, District 99 decided that only the International Speech Contest will be conducted for Spring 2021.
Clubs with contestants should be aware that Speech contests from the area to the district levels will be conducted using the Zoom platform. Contestants and officials should consult the District’s Online Contest procedure manual and attend training to become familiar with the additional requirements and best practices that the District is in alignment with and be better prepared for contests at the higher levels.
In alignment with Speech Contest Rulebook – Page 8 – 3. Selection sequence B, if an Area has four (4) assigned clubs or fewer in good standing, two (2) contestants from each club are allowed to compete in the Area contest.
The top two contestants for the International Speech Contest organized at the Club level can advance to the Area level contest and from the Area to the Division Contest level
The top contestant at each Division contest level or the next runner up (if the top runner cannot make it) will advance to the District level of the International Speech Contest.