Smedley Award

This page outlines the Toastmasters International Smedley Award Promotion. It outlines the purpose, criteria and rewards of this promotion.

Open to

Toastmasters Clubs in any District.


In honour of Ralph Smedley, can your Club add five new, dual or reinstated members between 1 August and 30 September?

By doing so you'll qualify to receive a "Smedley Award" ribbon to display on your Club's banner. In addition to the ribbon, qualifying Clubs earn a special discount code for 10% off their next Club order. Discount applies to New Zealand Toastmasters District Supplies, expires six months from the date of issue and is not valid with any other offer.

Applications and payments for members who join between 1 August and 30 September must be received at World Headquarters or online no later than 30 September.

NOTE: Please ensure you check the "new membership effective from" date on the Toastmasters International website. Each members join date as listed on the application must be for August or September. The addition of transfer and charter members does not count toward Smedley Award credit.

The winning clubs will be revealed online within a few weeks of the contest ending. Winning clubs should allow up to 10 business days to receive their award if they are located in the United States and up to 21 business days if they are outside of the United States.

Promotion period

1 August to 30 September each year.