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U+ Toastmasters & YRES Regional Speech Contest 

August 18 2024

9:30am to 12:00pm

Fairview Library Theater, Toronto

The U+ Toastmasters Regional Speech Contest is coming to you in Summer 2024! This contest is an opportunity for children and youth, who showcase exemplary leadership and a passion for public speaking, to articulate their thoughts and share their ideas.


Join us for an inspiring event, where public speaking brings extraordinary ideas together to make a lasting impact.

Speaker with Hands Raised

How to Participate?

  1. After completing the registration form, you will receive an email with instructions regarding your preliminary round submission. The submission window closes on June 1, 2024.

  2. Submissions will be evaluated by our preliminary judge panel, and participants will be notified via email whether they have been selected to proceed to the Regional Speech Contest. 

  3. Participants who have been selected will have the opportunity to request and receive personalized feedback from the U+ Toastmasters team during the two-month preparatory period to take place before the event.


Prize Pool

Important Dates


Judging Criteria

To ensure a fair and comprehensive evaluation of participants' speeches, the Regional Speech Contest 2024 employs a robust set of judging criteria that considers various aspects of content, delivery, and overall impact. Judges will assess each participant based on the following criteria:


Originality: The uniqueness and creativity of the speech content, showcasing novel ideas and perspectives.
Depth: The depth of research and analysis evident in the speech, demonstrating a well-rounded understanding of the topic.
Relevance: The speech's alignment with the chosen category and its relevance to the audience.


Confidence: The speaker's level of self-assurance and poise on stage, conveying a sense of conviction in their message.

Voice Modulation: Effective use of pitch, tone, and pacing to enhance the overall delivery and captivate the audience.

Body Language: Awareness and purposeful use of gestures, facial expressions, and body movements to complement the spoken words.


Connection with the Audience: The ability to engage and connect with the audience emotionally, fostering a sense of resonance.

Emotional Appeal: The speech's capacity to evoke emotions, whether through storytelling, persuasion, or other rhetorical techniques.

Overall Impression: The lasting impression created by the speech, considering its memorability and influence.


Get in Touch

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