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, arts categories (EXCEPT Photo Essay), chorus, classical ens., contemp. music (as instrumentalists only), polka band, Einzelplattler, folk dance and all arts categories. They may NOT compete in any written tests, photo essay, vocal solos or as singers for contemporary music. 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.
Feb. 9, 2018
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. Also, deadline to apply for the Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship.
Feb. 9, 2018
Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship applications due
Feb. 16, 2018:
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.
Feb. 24, 2018
Texas State German Contest, Texas State University, San Marcos
Mar. 9, 2018
Gail Cope Scholarship applications due
April 30, 2018
Teacher Grant applications due
February 23, 2019
Texas State German Contest 2019
Texas State German Contest Director
Sprachfest/TSGC Mailing Address
Texas State German Contests, Inc.
PO Box 2043
Boerne, TX 78006
Kayla Hill & Dr. Ewa Siwak
Dept. of Modern Languages
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666