Judging

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 3 objectives

1.   To provide an opportunity
     for proficient speakers to
     gain contest experience
2.   To provide an interesting
     educational opportunity for
     Toastmasters and the
     general public – create
     community awareness.
3.   To provide an opportunity to
     others by observing
     proficient speakers.
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Who are the key people?

• Contestants

• Contest Chairs

• Judges

• Audience
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          Duties of Contest Chair
• Liaise with all contestants and verify eligibility
• Select Chief Judge
• Notify all officials & role players and provide all
  certificates
• Conduct pre-contest briefing & speaking slots
• Open contest and announce every contestant
• Announce winners of contest
• Present a well-run speech contest



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     About the Contest Chair
• Member in good standing
• Cannot participate in any other contests at
  Area, Division and District levels
• Announces any disqualification on
  eligibility and timing before announcing
  winners



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                        Duties of Judge
          1. To Contestants : fairness & impartiality


       2. To TI : maintain a reputation of
           excellence.

 3. To the Audience : a good
    speech contest



4. Ourselves : commitment for
  self-improvement and excellence


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          A Chief Judge…..
• Appoints Timers and Counter Tally
• Appoints judges (5 for club & Area and 7
  or more for Division)
• Briefs judges on Judge’s Guide & Ballot
• Receives list of contestants from Contest
  Chair
• Decides on disqualification of contestant
  based on originality with other judges
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        A Judge is..
1.   Member in good standing

2.   At Area, Division, District contests, member in
     good standing since the previous July 1 and
     completed at least 6 C&Lprojects

3.   Cannot participate at any contest you are
     judging

4.   Do not come from same club of any contestant
     at Area and Division level (if practicable)

5.   Must judge all contestants


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         Duty of a Contestant
• Member in good standing from the club
• Fulfilled at least 6 C&L assignments if
  participating at ISC unless newly chartered club
• Participate at many clubs for same contest if
  member of more than one club
• Can only advance to ONE level up from ONE
  club
• Eligible at all levels of the contests


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Definition of Originality of a speech




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 When is a Speech considered not Original?

1. A 6-minute speech in which 4-minute
   is devoted to quoting other persons

2. A speech in which part of the
   materials is taken from on the event
   that is not credited

3. A speech that has been taken entirely
   from another source (whether credited
   or not)
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PROTEST &
 DISQUALIFICATION OF
 CONTESTANTS IN SPEECH
 CONTESTS




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  Protest & Disqualification
1. Any judge or contestant may protest to the
   chief judge or contest chair before the
   announcement of the winners.
2. The chief judge convenes the judges to
   discuss originality of speech
3. Contestant can be called in to respond
4. Decision to disqualify is by a simple
   majority of judges
5. Contest Chair to inform contestant before
   announcement of winners

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         Who can contest?
1. Begin at the level from the Club contest
2. Any active or new Toastmaster
3. Completed at least 6 C&L speeches for
   ISC
4. Have dues current with TI
5. Exception: a charter member of a club
   chartered since the previous July 1. But
   the Club must be officially chartered
   prior to the Area Contest.




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      Who are not eligible for
          competition?
   Incumbent International Officers & Directors
   District Officers whose terms expire June 30
   International officers & director candidates
   Immediate past district governor
   District officers or announced candidates for
    the terms beginning the upcoming July 1
   Past International Speech Contest winner
   Educational presenters
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               Protests
 Only judges and contestants may
  protest any aspect of a speech
 Any protest must be lodged with the
  chief judge and/or the contest chairman
  before the winner and alternates are
  announced.
 The contestant whose speech is being
  questioned should be given the
  opportunity to response

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       Other duties
1. All decisions of the judges are final.
2. Judges will not time the speeches.
3. Judges to ignore timing when judging
   a speech.
4. Refrain from public criticism of the
   contest and reveal sources and
   ranking.

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5. Ensure that you know how to use
   the judging forms.
6. Judging is to pick a winner, not to
   evaluate a speech.
7. Brief judges before contest.
8. Pay attention to balloting- no
   mistakes.



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 Conclusion
A successful contest requires

1. Planning – a speech contest demands
   planning, scheduling, and organization.
   Club and Area officers must be trained in
   every aspect of what it takes to conduct a
   successful speech contest.
   This includes becoming familiar with
   contest planning materials such as
   checklist, contest forms.
2. Fair and impartial judging – Judging is
   highly subjective as it involves feelings and
   attitudes. Select judges carefully and train
   them properly.
3. Know the rules – Knowing the rules are
   necessary to avoid contest controversies.
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Thank you
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