Aurora Speech Tournament

2023 — Aurora, NE/US

Only Nebraska schools will be allowed to register.  

If you register and have not contacted the tournament director your entries will be deleted.

Varsity Results -- 2022

Novice Results -- 2022


Fall 2021


Dear Speech Coaches,


Aurora High School is excited to invite you to our 17th annual Invitational Speech Tournament on Saturday, February 5th, 2022. 


We will once again use the services of David Cooper, so you will be able to do all your entry information through his website closer to the event. The Entry deadline is Sunday, January 30, 2022. Unfortunately, we will not allow “adds”, or additional entries the morning of the tournament. Our contest will be held at Aurora High School located at 3rd and M Street in Aurora. Buses are encouraged to unload in the front of the high school, but to park in the east parking lot.  Registration begins at 7:15 A.M. in the lobby of the high school and speaking events will begin at 8:00 A.M.


Concessions and lunch will also be available for competitors. We encourage your students to patronize the concessions stand as it is a local fundraiser.  However, we do ask that no food or drink (besides water) be taken into contest rooms. Coaches, judges, and bus drivers are invited to enjoy lunch in our hospitality room.


The tournament will include both a novice and varsity division with medals awarded for the TOP FIFTEEN PLACES in varsity, and TOP TEN PLACES in novice for each of the nine NSAA speech events. Students may compete in three events unless they are in extemporaneous.  Of course, allowing your students to compete in three events is at your discretion.  We will have two preliminary rounds, as well as a Champs Final and an Honors Final.  In finals, we will have 12 varsity finalists and six novice finalists.  We will also award a championship sweepstake plaque for the top varsity and novice teams.  To determine these teams, we will only tabulate the points from the final rounds.


Our fees this year will be $7.25 per entry. We will not refund any fees for drops or charge for substitutes. You also need to provide one judge per six entries or pay an additional $75.00 for any uncovered entries. Please remember that you are responsible for the judges you intend to bring to the meet – if you do not arrive with the number of judges you specified in your entry, you will be billed accordingly. Also, we encourage you to bring certified judges to help ensure


the best possible experience for the students.  There are separate areas on the website to list novice and varsity judges.




I will be in contact with you again via email closer to the date of the tournament.  Don't hesitate to email me with any questions at  Also, refer to the website for general information.  Weather delays or cancellation will also be posted there. 


We look forward to hosting you for the 17th Annual Aurora Invitational Speech Tournament and hope to see you and your team on February 5th, 2020.






Ms. Keli Margritz, Aurora High School Speech Coach



Please email me at as soon as possible if you plan to attend this year’s speech tournament.