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American Forensics Association National Speech Tournament

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General information

This information is from a tournament in a past season!

This is a College tournament in Nebraska.

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Registration will take place on Friday, April 1 from 5:00-7:00pm in the UNL Union.


Entries must be submitted to Speechwire on or before Monday, March 14, 2022. Drop fees begin on Wednesday, March 16, 2022.


Hotel Information:

The Embassy Suites will serve as the tournament hotel. AFA NST Committee and Student Representative Meetings will take place in the hotel. The Group Code rate is $114 and includes hot breakfast, manager’s reception nightly, and all rooms are two room suites (2 queen beds and a pullout sofa); there is also a restaurant/bar on site.

You can book online using the group code and link. 


Embassy Suites

1040 P St, Lincoln, NE 68508

Rate $114 includes hot breakfast

Group code: AFA



Travel Information:

The Embassy Suites provides a free shuttle for guests from the Lincoln Airport (LNK). The hotel is located within walking distance of UNL’s campus. The Omaha International Airport (OMA) is approximately an hour from Lincoln, and teams can choose to rent vehicles or schedule a shuttle using the OMA Link Shuttle Service: https://www.omalink.com/ .


Meal Information:

All meals are “on your own.” The UNL Union has a variety of options for food and coffee, and the campus is within walking distance of downtown Lincoln, which has several dining options.




Subscription Fee:

Schools wishing to participate in District Tournaments and the 2021 AFA-NST must pay a $30.00 subscription fee ($50 will be assessed after December 1, 2021). No fees will be accepted after registration ends for your district qualifier tournament. Subscription fees should be sent to your respective District Chairperson. Every School must have an individual AFA member at their institution in order to register for the NST.


AFA Membership Requirement:

All schools attending the NST must include at least one person on their roster/staff/faculty that is a member of the AFA. This is not NST membership, but membership to our parent organization: the AFA. Membership can be obtained as follows: a) the director/coach can join for $85 with the journal; b)  any student on the team can join for $25 as either an undergraduate or graduate. Membership can be obtained through the AFA website at https://www.americanforensicsassoc.org/. Entry into the NST will require the name of the school’s AFA member. Failure to provide this information will result in a $50 fee assessed, in addition to the $85 AFA fee in order for the school to attend.


Student Enrollment Verification Form

Each school participating at the AFA-NST must submit the Student Enrollment Verification Form for all students competing at the AFA-NST. The form can be found on the AFA-NST website. Verification forms should be sent to your District Chair.


At-Large Qualification:

Please keep a complete record of all necessary data required on the At-Large Qualification Form. The At-Large Qualification Form is available on the AFA-NST website. A separate form should be kept for each of your students. Remember that the At-Large Qualification Form must be submitted to your District Chair and should arrive no later than one week before your District Qualifier. Submission of the At-Large qualification form does not constitute an official entry. Official entries must be submitted through Speechwire Tournament Services. At-large qualifications must be earned by March 6. Tournaments hosted after March 6 will not count for qualifications. Recognized national or international tournaments hosted after March 6th will count – check with Amy Martinelli if you have questions.


Click here to visit the AFA-NST website for more information on the tournament



Manager contact information

Amy Martinelli
Email address: acmart@ufl.edu
Phone number: 3526824473

Mailing address

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