The Evaluation Contest is 2 to 3 minutes in length. All of the evaluation contestants must evaluate the same speech, so a test speaker from outside the club is brought in to present one speech to the entire group. The contestants are then taken from the room and given five minutes to prepare their evaluations. Then they come back into the room, and one by one, deliver their evaluations.  The Evaluation Contest is held at the Club, Area, Division, and District level.

Running an Evaluation Contest is an exciting and rewarding experience.  Here are the resources you need to run the contest:

GATM Evaluation Contest Kit

Workplan —

Developed by GATM members, the GATM Speech Contest Workplan includes the following: 

  • Schedule
  • Participant Roster – Contestants, Judges, Volunteers
  • Forms Received List
  • Speaker Order Ballots

GATM Contest Emails —

Developed by GATM members, the GATM emails document includes sample emails to be sent to:

  • Participants – Recruiting
  • Contestants
  • Timers
  • Sergeant At Arms
  • Judges
  • Ballot Counters

GATM Contest Scripts —

Developed by GATM members, the GATM Evaluation Contest Scripts include the:

  • Contest Chair’s Script 
  • Chief Judge’s Script (coming soon)

GATM Agenda / Program —

Developed by GATM members, the GATM Evaluation Contest Agenda is the program for the night.  One program covers both the International and Evaluation contests because they are typically held on the same night.

TMI Evaluation Contest Kit – Rules and Forms

Many of the resources for the contest can be found in the members area (login required) of the Toastmasters International site. 
The Evaluation Contest Kit – from Toastmasters International includes the following:

  • Speech Contest Rulebooks
  • Speech Contestant Profile
  • Judge’s Certification of Eligibility and Code of Ethics
  • Judge’s Guides and Ballots
  • Tiebreaking Judge’s Guides and Ballot
  • Time Record Sheets and Instructions
  • Counters’ Tally Sheets
  • Results Form
  • Notification of Contest Winner
  • Speech Contest Certificates