You are invited to take part in the 40th annual Winterfest competition! Every high school German program is invited and we invite 8th graders to enter all Level I contests. 
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Winterfest Contest History


Winterfest began in the fall of 1972, followed by Sprachfest in 1976 and Houstonfest in 1980. As a culmination of the organization of area or regional contests, the Texas State German Contest was first held in the spring of 1982 at Crockett High School in Austin.
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Winterfest Committee

The Steering Committee for Winterfest meets annually to evaluate recommendations for changes that affect both the regional and the State level contests.
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Regional Events


Cancelled for 2022 due to lack of host school


Feb. 3, 2024  

Skyline High School
7777 Forney Rd
Dallas, TX 75227

Site Director: Teresa Tuggle

Jan. 16, 2024 @ 11:59 pm Online registration (early-bird deadline)

Jan. 22, 2024 @ 11:59 pm Online registration due (regular deadline)

Jan. 27, 2024 @ 9:00 am Digital Event submissions due

State Events

**Texas State German Contest**

Feb. 24, 2024

Texas State – San Marcos

Feb. 9, 2024 @ 11:59 pm Online registration due (early-bird deadline)

Feb. 14, 2024 @ 11:59 pm Online registration due (regular deadline)

Feb. 17, 2023 @ 9:00 am Digital Event submissions due

Feb. 17, 2023 Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship applications due

Mar. 12, 2024 Gail Cope Scholarship applications due

Apr. 30, 2024  Teacher Grant applications due

Contact Us

Winterfest Director
Dee Molnar

Winterfest Mailing Address
Winterfest German Contest
PO Box 536411
Grand Prairie, TX 75053

Texas State German Contest Director
Jennifer Christianson

TSGC Mailing Address
Texas State German Contests, Inc.
PO Box 2043
Boerne, TX 78006

State Onsite Directors
Kayla Hill & Dr. Ewa Siwak
Dept. of Modern Languages
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666