You are invited to take part in the 40th 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 2021


Feb. 5, 2022  

Virtual Contest

Jan. 16, 2022 @ 11:59 pm Online registration (early-bird deadline)

Jan. 23, 2022 @ 11:59 pm Online registration due (regular deadline)

State Events

**Texas State German Contest**

Feb. 26, 2022

Virtual Contest

Feb. 16, 2022 @ 11:59 pm Online registration due (early-bird deadline)

Feb. 18, 2022 @ 11:59 pm Online registration due (regular deadline)

Mar. 11, 2022 Gail Cope Scholarship applications due

April 30, 2022  Teacher Grant applications due

Contact Us

Winterfest Director
Madeline O’Bryan

Winterfest Mailing Address
Madeline O’Bryan
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