February 26, 2022
Virtual in partnership with Texas State University, San Marcos
Celebrating 40 Years!!!


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, Einzeltanz, folk dance and Advantaged Speaker Written Test. They may NOT compete in any other 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. 

Please note in your alpha list all students, who have a German-born parent, who speaks German in the home, and/or has traveled in Germany for more than 6 weeks, since the age of 13. These students must be entered in the “Advantaged/Native speaker” category. See heading of rules for “Advantaged/Native speakers”. If it is discovered either by the judges or the staff of the contest that a student is improperly entered, the teacher will be notified and the student will be disqualified from the competition. German includes Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and other German-speaking colonies in many countries.


Feb. 16, 2022
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. 18, 2022
Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship applications due

Feb. 18, 2022
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. 26, 2022
Digital Event submissions due by 9:00 a.m.

Important Dates

Feb. 26, 2022
Texas State German Contest, 40th Anniversary, Virtually partnered with Texas State University, San Marcos

Mar. 11, 2022
Gail Cope Scholarship applications due

April 30, 2022
Spring Teacher Grant applications due

February 25, 2023
Texas State German Contest 2023

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