The International Speech Contest is the most important of all Toastmasters Contests. The speech is to be an original speech of 5-7 minutes. It can be serious, funny, and inspirational. The International Speech Contest is held at the Club, Area, Division, District, and International level. The International Speech Contest is the only one that goes all the way to the International competition level - and where the World Champion of Public Speaking is decided!
The Evaluation Contest is 2 to 3 minutes in length. A test speaker gives a speech which all the evaluation contestants listen to and then evaluate. The contestants are taken from the room and given five minutes to prepare their evaluations. Then they come back into the room one by one and deliver their evaluations. The Evaluation Contest is held at the Club, Area, Division, and District level.