CONTESTS

Contests are one of the most exhilarating aspects of Toastmasters. Get into the competitive spirit by participating in a contest this season. Fall contest categories are Humorous Speech and Table Topics. Winners at the Club move on to the Area Contest. Area Contest winners will compete for a chance to be one of 7 Division Contest Champions who will compete for the coveted title as District 36 Champion.

For any questions about contest, please email the District Chief Judge Barry Piatt, DTM PDG giddeeup2599@yahoo.com

Here is a list of Past District Winners

International Speech Contest Winners

Year

Winner

Title

Club

2017 Chris Quinn One Step Voice of Burtonsville
2016 Semora Smith Fear Didn’t Ruin My Life, It Saved My Life M Street Verbalizers
2015 Joey Johns A Winning Combination for Communication White Oak Evening TM
2014 Sylvia Baffour The Ultimate Gift National Press Club
2013 Clarence Featherson Over and Over Ariel Rios
2012 Suzanne Barone Sunny Side Up Maryland Advanced
2011 Eldon Ralph You've Got Talents Silver Spring
2010 Josef Martens The Wheel of Life Maryland Advanced
2009 Fred Miller In Me is the Path Forward Capital Toastmasters II
2008 Merlyn Kettering Color Your Life, Color Your World Silver Spring
2007 Clarence Featherson A Little Muscle Ariel Rios
2006 Josef Martens The Unpredictable Power of Ideas Business Oriented
2005 Marcus Mottley Toast USS
2004 Marcus Mottley Heal the Hurt Toast USS
2003 Wendy Gadson Choose to Dance Dupont Speaks
2002 Marcus Mottley Honoring the Heroes and Sheroes Within Us Toast USS
2001 John Melmed Life's Three Great Fears A.S.C.E.
2000 Peter Colwell Spell Success in Your Life Ernst & Young
1999 Cynthia Paddock A Gentler Kinder Nation National Press Club
1998 Christy Woods Making a Difference National Press Club
Evaluation Contest Winners

Year

Winner

Club

2017 Michelle Peake Calvary Speaks
2016 Clarence Featherson  Ariel Rios
2015
2014 Leah Wallace Silver Spring
2013 Jim Dooley Clara Barton
2012 Steven Honegger I.M.F.
2011 Mel Bayo Silver Spring
2010 Marla Hetzel A.A.R.P.
2009 Clarence Featherson Ariel Rios
2008 Jim Cook Advance & Conquer
2007 Christine Clapp U.S. Senate
2006 Jeff Smith Hopeful Talkers
2005 Jeff Smith Hopeful Talkers
2004 Alli Coffin St Jude
2003 Bill Gallagher Space Speakers
2002 Clarence Featherson Ariel Rios
2001 Clarence Featherson Ariel Rios
2000 Peter Weissman US Senate
1999 Diane Tichnell Justice
1998 Johnny Rodriguez National Press Club
Humorous Speech Contest Winners

Year

Winner

Title

Club

2016 Tameka Chapman SEC Toastmasters
2015 Kylie Jia Language Landmines Gene Toasters
2013 Diane Tichnell Follow Your Dreams Justice Management Division
2012 Clarence Featherson If Loving You is Wrong, I Don't Want to be Right Ariel Rios
2011 Kylie Jia The Secret of a Good Speech Gene Toasters
2010 Brian Davis The Question W.S.S.C.
2009 Jesse Mejia Dancing Like Pinocchio Shilohites
2008 Stanley Dambroski My Dirty Little Secret Maryland Advanced
2007 Eldon Ralph Sonic Rules the Roost Do Tell
2006 Bob Combs Here's Looking at You, Kid Articulators
2005 Bob Combs Drastic Steps Articulators
2004 Jim Chamberlin How Lucky Can a Guy Get? Capital Toastmasters II
2003 Laurie Maccolum Why I Joined Toastmasters Monument
2002 Jay Moore A Fashion Statement Business Oriented
2001 Tim Smith Easier, Better Model Basin
2000 John Melmed Who is the He-Man of Waikiki? Maryland Advanced
1999 Suresh Arukur Arranged Marriages Upper Montgomery
1998 John Melmed Something Strange About Toastmasters Business Oriented
1997 John Melmed Tea, Cake and Men Business Oriented
Table Topics Contest Winners

Year

Winner

Club

2016 Clarence Featherson Silver Spring
2015 Tom Brennan Town Center Talkers
2014 Scena Webb D.C. Advanced
2013 Dick Muyambi Clark Construction
2012 Clarence Featherson Ariel Rios
2011 Matt Orlins National Press
2010 Clarence Featherson Ariel Rios
2009 Johnny Rodriguez D.C. Advanced
2008 Clarence Featherson Ariel Rios
2007 Kim Brown Advance & Conquer
2006 Tom Brennan Marriott
2005 Unknown ---
2004 Unknown ---
2003 Laura Lister National Press Club
2002 Kristin Nicholson Great Seneca Power Talkers
2001 David Banks PBGC
2000 Johnny Rodriguez D.C. Advanced
1999 Desaree David N.T.L.
1998 Kathy Hayes Riggs
1997 Johnny Rodriguez National Press Club
Tall Tales Speech Contest Winners

Year

Winner

Title

Club

2014 Tom Brennan Tommy Boy Town Center Talkers