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2018 Texas State Speech Contest

  • Rice University - Herring Hall 6100 Main St. Houston, TX, 77005 United States (map)

The 29th installment of the Texas State Japanese Language Speech Contest will take place on March 10, 2018.

The goal of the Texas State Japanese Language Speech Contest is to inspire Japanese language learners of all levels and ages to challenge themselves and 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.

Scholarships are provided to winners of the High School Aurora and College/University Divisions.  Contestants in the Open Division will compete for a round-trip ticket to Japan courtesy of JASH Sponsor All Nippon Airways.

For more information on the format and content of the 2018 State Speech Contest, please review the contest handbook.

Registration will be open from February 19-29, 2018.


COMPETITION SCHEDULE

  •  9:00 AM - Judge Orientation
  • 10:30 AM - STUDENT REGISTRATION
  • 11:00 AM - OPENING CEREMONY
  • 11:15 AM - COMPETITION PART I
    • COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY
    • POETRY
    • AURORA
  • 2:15 PM - COMPETITION PART II
    • SPEECH WITH TEXT
    • HAIKU
    • OPEN
  • 5:45 PM - AWARDS CEREMONY

COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS

  • Consulate-General of Japan in Houston
  • Japan Business Association of Houston (JABH)
  • Japanese Association of Greater Houston (JAGH)
  • Japanese Teachers Association of Texas (JTAT)
  • Shintech-Kanagawa Fund

 

SPECIAL SPONSORS

 

OFFICIAL CONTEST AIRLINE

 

 

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