See below the Chief Judge’s letter for contest schedules separated by Division and Area. (Division Results) • (Area Results)

Beth Van Kempen,
District Chief Judge

Recent DCJ Notes

From the District Chief Judge

  • Area Contests Are Happening Near You!

    Fellow Toastmasters,

    Are you enjoying the whirlwind?  Not the icy winds of winter, those fantastic, energizing whirlwinds that are speech contests!

    In the next three weeks, all area contests will be conducted, and our Area Directors need your help as judges and functionaries.  Take the training, the When You Are the Judge video, and volunteer for these roles at upcoming events — so you can grow as a better judge of speakers.
    When You Are the Judge“, a webinar on judging from Toastmasters District 53 (click if video not visible)

    After that, the division contests will take place, and some have already been scheduled (see below).  If you’ve been a judge at the Area level, that may help qualify you to be a judge at the Division level… so volunteer and grow again.

    The speech contests do not end at the division level, come observe (and volunteer for) the District 53 Speech Contests on May 10-11, 2024. The District 53 Evaluation Speech Contest is on Friday, May 10th in the evening and is a bonus (free) event for the May 11th Annual Conference!  The District 53 International Speech Contest will take place at the Annual Conference on May 11th in the afternoon. Register now for the conference! 

    You can see the division and district speech contests taking shape by viewing the area and division results pages.  Instead of being drained by the wintry winds, come to speech contests at the area, division, and district levels — be invigorated by the brilliant warmth of this year’s contestants!

    Yours in Toastmasters service,
    Beth Van Kempen
    District 53 Chief Judge, 2023-2024


District Contests

  • The District Contests for the 2023-2024 will occur as part of the District Conference in May 2024.
    • The District 53 Evaluation Contest will be Friday May 10th commencing at 7pm
    • The District 53 International Speech Contest will be Saturday, May 11 at about 3:30 pm.
  • The District-level contests will be in person.
  • Contact the District Chief Judge with rules questions

Division Contests

  • The Division-level contests will be in-person.
  • No hybrid contests or online contests will occur.
  • Division Contests will take place between 11 February 2024 and 31 March 2024.
  • Division Contest Results

Area Contests

  • The Area-level contests will be in-person.
  • No hybrid or online contests will occur.
  • Area Contests will take place between 11 December 2023 and 10 February 2024.
  • Results of Area Contests

Club Contests

  • Club Contests will be listed here if reported to the Webmaster.
  • The club is responsible for choosing the format of their contest, whether online, hybrid, or in-person.