February 23, 2019
Texas State University, San Marcos

Contest Promotional Video







Nowitzki Winner


Gingerbread - Non-traditional

Advent Ginger

Gingerbread - Traditional

Forest House w Chimney Ginger


Wonka Ginger


Middle and high school students, grades 8th-12th grade, who have qualified at one of three regional contests, are invited to compete and show off their German language skills and cultural understanding at the annual Texas State German Contest.
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Texas German Contest History

The Winterfest began sometime in the late 1960’s, 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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Sprachfest Committee

The Steering Committee for Texas State German Contests, Inc. meets annually to evaluate recommendations for changes that affect both the regional and the state level contests.
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Feb. 8, 2019
State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. in order to qualify for early-bird price of $10 per student. Online registrations submitted after this point incur the regular registration fee of $12 per student.

Feb. 8, 2019
Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship applications due

Feb. 15, 2019:
State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. (regular deadline). Also, postmark deadline for State payment, regardless of whether you completed your online registration by the early-bird or the regular deadline.

More Important Dates

November 15, 2018
Fall Teacher Grant applications due

Feb. 23, 2019
Texas State German Contest, Texas State University, San Marcos

Mar. 8, 2019
Gail Cope Scholarship applications due

April 30, 2019
Spring Teacher Grant applications due

February 29, 2020
Texas State German Contest 2020

Contact Us

Texas State German Contest Director
Jennifer Christianson jgchristianson@gvtc.com

Sprachfest/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