This is the Official Invitation to Winterfest 2021 from Beth Smith, Director.

You are invited to take part in the 41st 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. 5th, 6th, 7th graders may not compete.

See Native/Advantaged speaker rules.

Winterfest is the regional competition including schools from North and West Texas. There are two other regional contests held on this same day, in Houston and in San Antonio.

“Early Bird” registration is due by 11:59 PM January 17, 2021. The “Early Bird” entry fee is $10.00 per contestant.

Registration forms must be submitted by 11:59 PM, January 24, 2021 and postmark deadline for fees is January 30, 2020. Entry fee is $12.00 per contestant.

Late registrations will be refused unless prior arrangements have been made.

Please use the registration form on this web site. Follow all instructions carefully on the official entry form. Your registration form will be submitted electronically once you click “Submit”. Each entry fee covers the entrant for as many events as he/she may be qualified for, including both individual and group contests.

“EARLY BIRD” REGISTRATION FEE: $10.00, per student REGISTRATION FEE: $12.00, per student

Schools that have qualifying groups and/or individuals for the State contest, but decide not to participate in the State Contest, must inform the Director of the regional contest where their students qualified ON THE DAY OF THE REGIONAL CONTEST. This must also be done on the State registration form.

The steering committee oversees the various areas of competition. If you can suggest persons as judges please contact one of the members listed on this web site. Steering committee members will report to director concerning judges by or before January 16.

We strongly recommend that all teachers participating in the Texas Contest system be members of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). It is the professional organization leading and aiding us in all we do as teachers of German. To join, click here:  AATG

Welcome to Winterfest 2021. If you have any questions or comments, please e-mail me at e-mail.

Please write your check to “Texas State German Contests, Inc” and send it to : Beth Smith, 328 High Brook Drive, Richardson, TX 75080

Mit herzlichem Dank! Beth Smith, Director



Feb. 6, 2021  
Site Director: Jillian Reilly

Jan. 17, 2021
Online registration due by 11:59 p.m. (early-bird deadline).

Jan. 24, 2021
Online registration due by 11:59 p.m. (regular deadline).


Cancelled in 2020
Trinity High School           

500 N Industrial
Euless,TX  76039     

Site Director :Hildegard Lombardo Hildegardlombardo@

More Important Dates

Feb. 27, 2021


Mar. 13, 2021
Gail Cope Scholarship applications due

April 30, 2021 
Teacher Grant applications due

February 26, 2022
Texas State German Contest 2022

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