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2nd Annual TEXAS STATE GERMAN CONTEST 2014

WILLKOMMEN WELCOME WILLKOMMEN
February 22, 2014
at The University of Texas at Austin

in partnership with the
Germanic Studies Department and Center for European Studies

IMPORTANT
If you are unable to stay for the awards assembly, please make arrangements with someone to collect your awards and critique sheets. They will NOT be sent to you.
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Mary El-Beheri
Founder of Sprachfest and Texas State German Contest
February 4, 1938 - February 21, 2012

(please click the above text for .pdf link)

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

Registration Rules, State 2014

Registration Form

(Please note BOERNE ADDRESS to send checks!!!)

Lists of Qualifiers not attending must be emailed to the contest Director by or before Feb. 7, 2014

Registration and "Early Bird" payment deadline is 11:59 PM, February 7, 2014.
To lock in "Early Bird" rates, your registration form must be submitted by the above date.

Registration, alpha lists, and postmark deadline for checks is February 14, 2014.

Categories and Event Rules

(Don't forget to check out the link for general preparation tips!)

Advantaged Speakers

Important Reminders to Teachers

Sweepstakes Points


FAQ
(Especially helpful to teachers new to contest!)

CONTEST DAY INFORMATION

Teachers please notify your students well in advance regarding the awards ceremony:

ABSOLUTELY NO DRINKS & NO FOOD ALLOWED IN THE Texas Union Building Ballroom
(UNB 3.202)

(this includes water bottles, gum, and candy, etc.)

Unfortunately, we will have to ask people to leave who don't abide by this policy. Sorry.

2014 Qualifiers

Judges' Schedule

(buildings, rooms, times)

Group Schedule

Pass Auf Schedule, 2014

Short Schedule

Events Coordinators Instructions

Map of Campus


Where to Eat!

Bus and Vehicle Parking Information

Accommodations in Austin

State Patches
Patches can be pre-ordered on the registration form!
(also available for purchase outside of UTC 2.102A from 11 AM - 1 PM and in front of the Texas Union Building from 2 PM - 3:30 PM)

State
T-Shirt 2014

Buttons
(available for purchase outside of UTC 2.102A from 11 AM - 1 PM and in front of the Texas Union Building from 2 PM - 3:30 PM)

CONTEST HISTORY AND INFORMATION

State Steering Committee

History of the TSGC

2014 Winners (all)
2014 Sweepstakes Winners

201
4 Gail Cope Scholarship and
Teacher Grant Recipients


Past Winners


Fun Facts from TSGC 2014
925 students were registered
61 schools participated
1008 entries across 82 events (including breakdown of levels)
over 200 judges/coordinators/directors

Pictures


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!!!

Mary El-Beheri German Heritage Essay Award 2014
(Formerly known as German-Texan Heritage Society
Research Paper Scholarships)


Seventh Annual Gail Cope Scholarships 2014

Texas State German Teacher Grants

Mary El-Beheri Memorial Fund

Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship
Information and Application

updated March 25, 2014

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**New**Event Rules at a Glance **New**
Click on the name of the contest below to get the critique sheet
.

**New** General Preparation Tips **New**

Oral Tests (Judges' Guidelines)

Directed Dialogue
DD Sample Questions Level 1
DD Sample Questions Level 2


Extemporaneous Speaking

Sight Reading

Written Testing and Proctors
Testing Tips


*Arts (Judges' Guidelines)

Click here for "Art Entry" Slips
(Use to identify your art projects!)

Club Album
Crafts
Doll Costume
Gingerbread House

(Traditional and Non-Traditional)
Needlework
Original Models
Photo Essay
Photography
Poster Design
Shirt Design

(formerly T-shirt Design)

Video Show


*By submitting an entry, you give permission for Texas State German Contest to use your photograph for informational and/or publicity purposes.


Music (Judges' Guidelines)

Chorus
Classical Ensemble
Contemporary Music
**New**
Folk Dance
Polka Band
Vocal Solo


Declamation (Judges' Guidelines)

Poetry Memory
Poetry Reading
Prose Memory
Prose Reading


Note:These rules have been made to protect all schools and contestants.

  • It is illegal for the same student to use the same piece for prose/poetry memory that he/she uses for prose/poetry reading.
  • Each school must provide an alpha list of students, including the names and authors of poetry, prose, skits, plays, duets and puppet shows.
  • Enter fifth year students in the fourth year categories.



Drama (Judges' Guidelines)

Duet Acting
Play
Puppet Show

Skit

Note:These rules have been made to protect all schools and contestants.

  • It is illegal to use the same script or piece with the same cast or individual in more than one event at the same contest or at any previous contests. For example: Using the same cast with the same script for the skit and the puppet theater. Or doing a skit this year and using the same cast next year for the same skit.
  • Each school must provide an alpha list of students, including the names and authors of poetry, prose, skits, plays, duets and puppet shows.
  • Enter fifth year students in the fourth year categories.


Pass Auf
Pass Auf Rules and Sample Games

Research Paper
(scholarship opportunity available)

(Judges' Guidelines)

Sign-in Sheet (5-minute intervals)
for Declamation, Directed Dialogue, Sight Reading,
& Vocal Solos

Sign-in Sheet (15-minute intervals)
for Extemporaneous Speaking

 

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