As you gain experience you may wish to participate in one of the different contests and enter the world of competitive speaking. There are two contests each year. One in March covering general speech and evaluation and one in September covering humorous speaking and table topics (improvised speaking).
The winner and runner up move on to the area contest (Frankfurt region) and subsequently to the division contest (Southwestern Germany). As winner at this level you will represent the division at the district conference (Continental Europe).
The district winner of the International (general) Speech Contest will go on to the World Championship of Public Speaking held during the annual Toastmasters International Convention in August.
Esprit de Corps members frequently reach district level contests.