District 4 Toastmasters Golden Quill

The Golden Quill Award is presented at the Spring District Conference to the editor of the best club newsletter in the district.

What makes a good newsletter?
Many things, of course, go into making a good newsletter. The award is based on content that best promotes

  • Club DCP goals and the Club in general
  • Toastmasters International goals including speaking, communication, and leadership

and that has articles that appeal to any reader, whether another Toastmaster or a guest to your Club.

A newsletter is a great tool that helps you communicate with your members, as well as a promotional tool that a guest can take with them. The primary focus of this contest is on content, however layout and design do count.

The Golden Quill Award judging is based on the information in the "Produce a Club Newsletter and/or Web Site" section of the Club Leadership manual. The judges will look for the newsletters in District 4 that best meet that information. The judges will pick at most one winner.

Judging Criteria:

  • The intent of the contest is to promote effective communication and leadership for each Club.
  • Each competing Club newsletter must be published between July 1 and April 30th of the current Toastmaster year.
  • A competing Club must publish at least two issues of their newsletter between July 1 and April 30th of the current Toastmaster year.
  • A competing Club must submit their newsletters to the Public Relations Manager by April 30.

You can submit the newsletters in PDF, HTML or JPG format via e-mail to pr@d4tm.org.

The District winner(s) will receive a plaque, in recognition of their achievement, at the Spring District 4 Conference. This is a great opportunity to promote yourself and your Club!