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Divisions HKG Important Change to Contest Rulebook

Publish Date: 2014-02-20

Dear Fellow Toastmasters,

 

The Spring contest season is upon us, and we would like to highlight an important rule change:

 

Previous wording:

The following are ineligible to compete in any Toastmasters speech contest:

 A member serving as a judge at any level for a contest in which the member is still competing or intends to compete

 

New wording:

The following are ineligible to compete in any Toastmasters speech contest:

A member serving as a chief judge, voting judge or tiebreaking judge beyond the club level for a contest in which the member is still competing or intends to compete

 

Explanation from TI:

The provision has been rewritten to make it easier to find judges at the club level. Now, only members who serve as chief judges, voting judges and tie­breaking judges beyond the club level are ineligible to compete in the same contest type.

 

What does this mean?

This means that a club contestant can also be a judge in other club contests .


This can hopefully help in the job of finding enough judges for your club contest during a packed schedule. 

Hera are links to a full description of 2014 rule changes, and the updated 2014 rulebook for your reference:

http://www.toastmasters.org/2014rulebookchanges

http://www.toastmasters.org/interactivespeechcontestrulebook


We wish you all the best in organising your contests, and to contestants aiming for the stars!


Divisions HKG