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

The steering committee oversees the various areas of competition. If you can suggest persons as judges please contact one of the members listed above. Steering committee members will report to the Director concerning judges by or before February 13. If you have any questions or comments click on the name to email.

Steering Committee

Jennifer ChristiansonExecutive Director, Boerne HS
Rustin BuckHoustonfest Director, Ft. Bend
Suzy Holland Sprachfest Director, Warren HS
Madeline O'Bryan Winterfest Director, Ft. Worth
Beth SmithDallas, Founding Member
Gail CopeDallas, Founding Member
Heinz Schmidt Tompkins HS, Katy
Jennifer MartinMorton Ranch HS, Katy
Laura Braun The Woodlands HS, The Woodlands
Zach BrownFolk Dance Coordinator, Houston
Mark Johnson Onsite Director: Houstonfest, Heights HS
Audrey SaathoffPflugerville
J J MelgarAustin ISD, Austin
Susanne ThielenOnsite Director: Sprachfest, San Antonio
Christopher WickhamSprachfest
Sandie Dieckman Belton HS, Belton
Jillian ReillyOnsite Director: Winterfest, Jasper HS
Ewa Siwak Onsite Co-Director, Texas State University
Kayla Hill Onsite Co-Director, Texas State University


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