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. 

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.



Feb. 8, 2020  
Jasper High School
6800 Archgate Dr
Plano,TX  75024     
Site Director: Jillian Reilly

Jan. 17, 2020
Online registration due by 11:59 p.m. (early-bird deadline).

Jan. 24, 2020
Online registration due by 11:59 p.m. (regular deadline).


October 19, 2019
Trinity High School           

500 N Industrial
Euless,TX  76039     

Site Director :Hildegard Lombardo Hildegardlombardo@

More Important Dates

Feb. 29, 2020
Texas State German Contest, Texas State University, San Marcos

Mar. 13, 2020
Gail Cope Scholarship applications due

April 30, 2020 
Teacher Grant applications due

February 27, 2021
Texas State German Contest 2020

Contact Us

Beth Smith
Winterfest Mailing Address
328 High Brook Drive
Richardson, TX 78080

Site Director: Jillian Reilly

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

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