Advantaged Speaker

These are American citizens and children of one or both American citizens, or children adopted by American citizens:

  • who have lived in a German-speaking country 6 weeks or more at one time since the age of 13.
  • who resides with a native German-speaker, who regularly speaks German at home
  • who speaks German at  home, or 
  • who visits or has visited a German-speaking country (annually or biannually), visiting German-speaking homes.who attended a school, where all subjects were taught in German, for one or more years

No exchange students from German-speaking countries may enter the “advantaged speaker” categories or any other categories of the contest.
Exchange students from non-German-speaking countries may enter the category for the level in which they qualify.
Advantaged speakers may compete in the strictly “Advantaged Speaker” categories: prose/poetry memory.  And they may participate in the following: plays, skits level 4, puppets level 4, all arts categories, but not in any tests.
It is left to the professional judgment of the teacher to determine the eligibility of students. Questions of eligibility should be addressed to the contest director prior to the contest registration deadline. If a student is designated advantaged in one category, he/she must be entered as advantaged in all categories and contests. 

INCLUDE IN ALPHA FORM
Please note in your alpha list all students, who have a German-born parent, who speaks German in the home, and/or has traveled in Germany for more than 6 weeks, since the age of 13. These students must be entered in the “Advantaged/Native speaker” category. See heading of rules for “Advantaged/Native speakers”. If it is discovered either by the judges or the staff of the contest that a student is improperly entered, the teacher will be notified and the student will be disqualified from the competition. German includes Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and other German-speaking colonies in many countries.

Upcoming

November 11, 2017
Sportfest 2017
Trinity High School
500 N Industrial
Euless, TX 76039
Site Director: Hildegaard Lombardo

Jan. 15, 2018
Winterfest online registration due by 11:59 p.m. in order to qualify for early-bird price of $10 per student. Online registrations submitted after this point incur the regular registration fee of $12 per student.

Jan. 23, 2018
Winterfest online registration due by 11:59 p.m. (regular deadline).

Jan. 25, 2018
Postmark deadline for Winterfest payment, regardless of whether you completed your online registration by the early-bird or the regular deadline.

Jan 27, 2018
Winterfest 2018
Paschal High School
3001 Forest Park Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76110 Blvd
Site Director: Ian Connally

Most Important Dates

February 9, 2018
State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. in order to qualify for early-bird price of $10 per student.

February 9, 2018
Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship applications due

February 16, 2018
State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. (regular deadline). Also, postmark deadline for State payment, regardless of whether you completed your online registration by the early-bird or the regular deadline.

February 24, 2018
Texas State German Contest, Texas State University, San Marcos

March 9, 2018
Gail Cope Scholarship applications due

April 20, 2018
Teacher Grant applications due

February 23, 2019
Texas State German Contest 2018

Contact Us

Contest Director
Beth Smith
fraubeth@att.net

Mailing Address
Texas State German Contests, Inc.
328 High Brook Drive
Richardson, TX 75080

Onsite Directors
Ian Connally
Paschal High School
3001 Forest Park Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 75110