Online Speech Contest Exception from Toastmasters International
Due to the evolving impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Board of Directors has made the following exceptions, effective immediately and until further notice:
Speech contests in all Districts may be conducted online at the Area and Division levels. District leaders should partner with the Speech Contest team in making the best decision for the members.
This is an exception to General Rules for All Toastmasters Speech Contests, 2.Eligibility, A., 9. which states “Each contestant must be physically present to compete beyond the club level. Participation by audio, video, or other remote technology is not permitted beyond the club level.”
Other than this exception, the Speech Contest Rulebook must be followed as far as it is applicable. The requirements listed [ in the “Online Speech Contest Exception” ] document below must also be followed.