Public Relations Award

D116 PR Awards 2020-2021

Poster Master Award

How to Apply :
Please email your entry to –

Important Dates :
The application opens from the 1st and 25th of every month. Late submissions will not be considered.Flyers which are created after the 25th of a particular month can be submitted for the next month contest.

For further clarification, please feel free to contact me.
Grace Moran
District 116 Public Relations Manager

Best PR Poster Award / Poster of the Month

Flyers and Posters can be used effectively for visual communication and plays an important role in Toastmasters Public Relations campaigns. Hence, this award is to recognize District 116 Toastmaster members who design the best flyer every month.

Award eligibility criteria :
– The competition opens to any Toastmaster members from District 116 in “good standing” are eligible to apply for this award.
– Each applicant is allowed to submit only one flyer at a time. However, the same applicant can apply for the award every month, but with a different flyer.
– The flyer / poster / invite must be designed by the applicant during that particular month.
– The flyer must adhere to TMI branding regulations.( TMI logo, name and tagline)
– All flyers will be posted on the District 116 Facebook page on the 21st of August ( Please visit our Facebook page. This is part of our social media campaign. “Most-liked” poster will get 15%
– The flyer must not contain any image or any reference to sex, religion and politics.

Evaluation Criteria :
Top 5 flyers will be selected and they will be posted on District 116 Facebook page (

One winner out of the top 5 will be announced in the first week of the next month.

A team of 6 judges will evaluate the flyer and decide on the winner.
Judges decision is final.

Brand Compliance – 30%
Most-liked on D116 social media- 15%
Concept & Originality – 15%
Layout & Topography – 20%
Quality – 20%
Total – 100%

Best Club Brochure Award

Best Club Brochure

Award Eligibility & Criteria:
– Clubs that create a Tri-fold Brochure front and back
– The brochure will be judged on: Content, creativity, and must be compliant with the brand guidelines manual.
– This is open for the Club, Area, and Division.

Deadline for submission: November 30

Why create a brochure?
A well-designed brochure is an integral part of our branding process and here are some key advantages of having a brochure for your club:
• A well-designed brochure serves as a perfect introduction to Toastmasters.
• Accurately distributed, brochures can expand your club’s visibility.
• Brochures are great marketing tools when reaching out to new or potential members
• It can provide positive press/news about your club.
• Ensure that your brochure communicates a positive message about your club – one that proves your success and will make people want to join your club.
• Include a brief introduction about Toastmasters, your club, what you do and what’s in it for them
• Make sure your contact information is on your brochure – telephone numbers, website address, email addresses, social media handles, etc.

Publisher Award

How to apply
– Submit your entry to
– Deadline to submit: 20th of every month

Before taking the plunge, be sure to read the contest guidelines thoroughly.

For further clarification, please feel free to contact me.
Grace Moran
D116 Public Relations Manager

PUBLISHER AWARD/Articles of the Month

We would like to invite members to share their experience as a Toastmaster with us, in a 500-word motivational article.

The best entry will be featured on D116 Facebook page and in the quarterly newsletter. So pen down your thoughts and take us through your Toastmasters journey.

– This competition is open to all members in good standing
– Submit no more than one entry per month.
– Submit 400-500 words.
– This is an ongoing monthly competition with a deadline on every 20th of the month
– Please include the word count on the first page and submit your entry in Microsoft Word
– Must be member’s original work and never been previously published.
– We will select one winner every month and notify the winner on the first week of the following month.
– The results will be published on our website, newsletter and Facebook page
– Authors retain all rights to their work.
– The judges’ decision is final

• Originality 30%
• Creativity 20%
• Grammar 10%
• Descriptive language 20%
• Impact 20%
Total = 100%

Stellar Newsletter Award

Best Newsletters Award

Qualification Criteria:
– Clubs must submit 3 newsletters during the year before the indicated cut off dates.
– 12 pages minimum
– Brand Compliance

Submission :
– Upload the newsletter and submit the link on our District FB messenger or email to:
– Cut-off date : 25th Sept., 2020, 25th Dec., 2020 and 25th March, 2021

Award Details:
Medal during DTAC 2021

Best Director Award

We would like to encourage members or clubs to explore using video as a medium to promote your club and Toastmasters.

The purpose of the Director Award is to create a 5 -10 minute short film for the club. It should be creative, motivational, tells a story, and gives viewers a call to action.

Take this challenge and bring out the Steven Spielberg or Martin Scorsese in you!

WEBMASTER AWARD (Best Club Website)

1. Promotion (15%)
• Welcome / Introduction
• Basic Club Description – Club Profile
• Basic Club Description – Time and Place
• Upcoming Events
• Club Contact Information

2. Education (20%)
• Educational Materials / Articles
• Goals / Objectives
• Policies

3. Member Information (20%)
• Calendar / Schedule
• News about Recent Meetings or Events
• Member Recognition
• Club Achievements
• Business Items

4. Administrative Content (10%)
• Timeliness / Information Up to Date
• Webmaster E-mail Address
• Toastmasters International Copyright Notice
• Credit to Previously Published Sources
• Other Copyright Information (where required)

WEBMASTER AWARD (Best Club Website)

Win the Webmaster Award contest by communicating the benefits of Toastmasters to current and potential members through your website.

The Webmaster Award is open to all Toastmasters club VPPRs/Webmasters.

Deadline for submission is on March 31. If you would like to participate, please send a message before the due date to, with the following information:
– Club name and number
– Name of the webmaster/contact information
– Address of the club web site (URL)

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on the site’s content and presentation with an emphasis on portraying the benefits of the Toastmasters program to meet personal and professional goals.


5. Navigation and Organization (25%)
• Easy to Find What You Need
• Logical Structure
• Clearly Defined Categories

6. Page Design / Layout (10%)
– Appropriate Graphics
– Clean Layout
– Easy to Scan Page Content
– Spelling / Grammar / Punctuation

Best DTAC Video Clip Award

Criteria for Best DTAC Video Clip Award
– Video should be atleast 15-20 sec long
– Video should be taken in a clear background with GOOD lighting and NO noise in Landscape mode
– the individual in the video should demonstrate a unique way to appeal the audience on what to expect or why they should attend Virtuvocal 2021.
– Mention the catchphrase :
“Let’s get Virtually Vocal in Virtuvocal 2021”
– Top 5 Creative videos will be compiled and featured each week at the District Social Media
– Submit your videos by Tuesday evening 7pm each week with your Full Name, Club Name and Nationality mentioned via email or whatsapp.

PR Awards Annoucement

Toastmasters District 116 PR Awards 2020-21 Announcements