Every year, District 4 sponsors several awards recognizing both clubs and individuals for their outstanding performances during the year in the areas of member education, leadership, and the overall promotion of the Toastmasters program.

Public Relations Awards
The District recognizes members who have produced outstanding promotional vehicles for their club, area or division with the following awards. The District 4 Public Relations Officer administers these awards which are awarded semiannually at the Fall and Spring District Conferences. A competing Club must submit entries to the Public Relations Officer by October 24 for the Fall contest and by April 30 for the Spring contest

Golden Quill
Awarded to the editor of the best club newsletter in the district.

Platinum Presence
Awarded to the webmaster of the best club web site or social media presence in the district.

Diamond Director
Awarded to the videographer or PR team member who creates a 30-60 second infomercial for the club.


District Leadership Awards
The District presents the following awards to recognize exceptional individual contribution at the club, area, division, and district levels:

Golden Gate Award
Awarded annually at the Spring District Conference to a member who has shown consistent service and dedication to the organization.

Toastmaster of the Year
Awarded annually at the Spring District Conference to the top Toastmaster in the district.

Area Governor of the Year
Awarded annually at the Leadership Luncheon to the top Area Governor in the district.

Division Governor of the Year
Awarded annually at the Leadership Luncheon to the top Division Governor in the district.


Toastmasters International Awards
Toastmasters International also sponsors a number of special awards recognizing clubs at the international level.

Distinguished Club Awards
Awarded to clubs for outstanding achievement in education, membership, club leadership and club communication.

Annual Membership Program
In effect every day of the year, this program acknowledges individuals who have sponsored 5, 10, 15, or more new members during the program.

Annual Club Membership Program
This program acknowledges Clubs that increase total membership by five or more or reach 20 members during the Club year. Clubs who achieve in the program will receive a Club banner ribbon, as well as recognition in The Toastmasters Magazine.

Smedley Award
This program commemorates the founding of Toastmasters International on October 22, 1924, by recognizing Clubs which add 5+ members during the months of August and September. Clubs that do so will receive an award suitable for display on their Club banner.

Talk-Up Toastmasters
This membership promotion program recognizes clubs that add 5+ members during the months of February and March, a great time to add members to any club. The Club will receive an award suitable for display on the Club banner. Your District Governor will be notified if your club receives this award. They may wish to recognize your Club at the following District Conference.

Beat the Clock!
Your Club can quickly build Distinguished Club Program credit by adding new members. In addition, when your Club adds five new, dual, or reinstated members to your roster between May 1 and June 30, you also earn your choice of one item from The Better Speaker Series or The Successful Club Series modules.