You are invited to take part in the 52nd annual Winterfest. Every high school German program is invited and we invite eighth graders to enter all Level I contests at Winterfest and to compete at the State contest.
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Winterfest Contest History


The 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 contest 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 2023 due to lack of host school


Feb. 3, 2024  events begin at 10 am

Ben Barber Innovation Academy
1120 W. Debbie Lane
Mansfield, TX 76063

Site Director: Candice Hoenig

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

Jan. 26, 2024 @ 11:59 pm Online registration due (regular deadline)

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

Jan. 29, 2024 @ 6:00 pm late registration kicks in (limited access to group events) 

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, 2024 @ 9:00 am Digital Event submissions due

Feb. 17, 2024 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
Dr. Ewa Siwak & Dr. Valentina Glajar
Dept. of Modern Languages
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666