JAPANESE LANGUAGE SPEECH CONTEST 2019 DATES

For 30 years, the Texas State Japanese Language Speech Contest has been inspiring Japanese language learners of all levels and ages to improve their Japanese by providing an opportunity to demonstrate oral language communication skills.  The contest also strives to bring together the Japanese and American communities to advocate for and to celebrate Japanese language learning, and to encourage students to further their understanding of Japan, its people, and its culture.

Regional contests are held in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.  First and second place winners from each region advance to the State Contest held in Houston. 

From the State Contest, the first and second place winners in the High School Aurora Division have the opportunity to apply to compete in the National Contest, which will be held in Los Angeles in May.  The winner of the National Contest will represent the United States in the international speech contest held in Japan.  To learn more about one Texas student's experience competing in the international competition, please click here

Details regarding contest divisions, format, and eligibility can be found in the SPEECH CONTEST HANDBOOK.  Please click here to review.

Contest dates are provided below:


2019 REGIONAL CONTESTS

FEB 16 (SAT):  Houston Regional Japanese Language Speech Contest

(registration open from JAN 18 - FEB 1, 2019 at 5PM)

 

TBA: Austin Regional Japanese Language Speech Contest

TBA: Dallas Regional Japanese Language Speech Contest

TBA: San Antonio Regional Japanese Language Speech Contest

 

2019 STATE CONTEST

MAR 16 (SAT): Texas State Japanese Language Speech Contest

(registration open from FEB 25 - MAR 1, 2019 at 5PM)


Inquiries should be submitted to ikatayama@jas-hou.org.