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STRIVE Prep Speech Showdown

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STRIVE Prep Speech Showdown


Dear colleagues,


You are cordially invited to the 2nd Annual STRIVE Prep Speech Showdown! This SPEECH ONLY competition will be held at STRIVE Prep RISE High School on Saturday, November 2nd. This tournament is a collaboration of the STRIVE Prep RISE and the STRIVE Prep SMART forensics programs.


Tournament Highlights:


This tournament will be “I.E. Heaven”! No waiting on debate rounds to post or to finish, 4 prelim rounds for all events, and the chance to double or TRIPLE enter! Plus, a chance to earn a bid to the NIETOC early in the season! 


We’ll also be recognizing the top “triathlete” of the tournament with a special (and very cool) “Triathlon Award” for the student who performs the best that day based off the number of times they appear in finals and their placement therein. All finalist will recieve awards. Team awards will go to the top 3 teams.


Events: HI, DI, POI, Poetry, Duo, INF, OO, Extemp, Impromptu



8:00-8:30am: Registration

9:00am: Round 1

10:30am: Round 2

Noon: Round 3

1:30pm: Round 4

3:00pm: Finals

4:30pm: Awards


Doubling/Tripling: Due to time, Extempers may only double enter, not triple enter.  All other students may triple enter. Extempers will be given the choice of IX or DX topics before draw. 


NIETOC: This year we are proud to announce that we are a bid tournament to the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC). Also known as the Speech Tournament of Champions. Bids can be earned in the following events: HI, DI, Duo, POI, OO, INF, and Extemp. Both of our teams have attended this national tournament in May. If you have any questions about the tournament experience, we would be happy to answer them. 


Judges: We will be doing judges slightly differently, so please read carefully:

  1. All schools are asked to bring 1 judge for every 8 entries. There is a $20 fee for every uncovered judge (note: NOT uncovered entry)

  2. We ask that all schools register their judges ahead of time on Speechwire. This allows us to pair judges rounds ahead of time.

  3. Because we can pair judges ahead of time, we will be giving teams their judges “dance cards” at registration. This means your judges will know at the beginning of the tournament when they are judging.

  4. We will pay the judges you bring $10 a round. Just please guarantee they come!


Fees and Payment:

The entry fee will be $10 per student, per event ($20 per Duo).

Please make checks payable to “STRIVE Prep” and send them to 18250 E 51st Ave, Denver, CO 80249ATTN: RISE/ANNA STEED



This tournament will be hosted at STRIVE Prep - RISE HS at 18250 E 51st Ave, Denver, CO 80249


Finally, we hope you are able to join us for a fun, competitive, and unique tournament early in the season. Additionally, hosting this tournament is a tremendous source of pride for the students and faculty of STRIVE Prep RISE & STRIVE Prep SMART Academy. Your attendance and contributions to this tournament are truly appreciated.




Anna K. Steed




Grant Thomas




Manager contact information

Grant Thomas
Email address: gthomas@striveprep.org
Phone number: 720-610-8166

Mailing address

18250 E 51st Ave
Denver, CO 80249

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