Announcing the 2019 District 57 Contest Champions!

Discover the winners of the 2019 Evaluation and International Speech Contests

Evaluation Contest

1st place – Gina Cefalu
2nd place – Tanya Mburu
3rd place – Elleora Svoboda

Congratulate our Evaluation Contest champions here.

(left to right: D57 District Director Diane Pleuss, Elleora Svoboda, Tanya Mburu, Gina Cefalu, Conference Chair Justin Paras, Evaluation Contest Toastmaster Brendan James Murphy)

International Speech Contest

1st place – Camille Miller
2nd place – Gina Cefalu
3rd place – Debbie Wright

Congratulate our International Speech champions here.

(Left to right: Debbie Wright, Gina Cefalu, Camille Miller)

What’s new from past years:

New contests

This year we had just one Annual Conference featuring our Evaluation and International Speech Contests. We did not conduct a Humorous or Table Topics Contest. This allowed our members and our clubs to spend more time focused on their educational goals, developing their communication and leadership skills.

New Regional Quarterfinal Stage

The 2018–2019 International Speech Contest is the first to include Region Quarterfinals. The new sequence is: district contests, region quarterfinals, semifinals and then finals. The Quarterfinals are judged online from the professional video recording we took of Camille Miller’s winning speech and the other 8 contestants in our region (Region 1). The results of this next stage will be announced in July and the winners going to the August Toastmasters International Convention in Denver. More information about the new Region Quarterfinals can be found here.