February 24, 2024
Texas State University, San Marcos

Meeting Location: CENT 157 (Centennial Hall) 


Arrive by 7:45 a.m. in Cent 157

Tab Room (Turn in judges’ packets here) – TMH 104

Cell Phone numbers will be emailed out. We will need to have our cell phones on all day.

1. Hand out packets to each judging team in your area. Check each name off the list so we will know who has not come. Make sure to write down any changes/corrections you make during the check-in process.  This helps have an accurate record should there be any problems/disputes later on…

2. Each packet contains the “Information to Judges” applicable to their area of judging.  Please make sure you have read this and are familiar with it as well!

3. When you check on the judges initially, probably around 8:45, double check they have read through their “Information to Judges” and understand their critique sheets and how to fill in the awards’ assembly sheet.  It is very important they understand their critique sheet! Please stress to the judges the importance of correct math!  Encourage them to use calculators/phones to double check addition.

4. You will have the most updated group schedule, if it applies to your area.  The most current schedules should also be posted at the rooms.  Please remind judges that students may have conflicts with cross entries – especially when pass auf factors in – and to be flexible with working out alternate times with students.  If students miss their scheduled time and have not made an attempt to let the judges know BEFORE their scheduled performance time, the students are not guaranteed the opportunity to still perform. 

5. Check on each of your event rooms at the beginning when the events begin, and then check every half hour or so to be sure things are going well. See if there are questions or if anyone needs anything.

Be aware of your judges, and make sure they do not disqualify any students without first talking to you about it.  Whenever in doubt, contact the director.


Feb. 9, 2024
State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. in order to qualify for early-bird price of $12 per student. Online registrations submitted after this point incur the regular registration fee of $15 per student.

Feb. 14, 2024
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. 17, 2024
Digital Event submissions due by 9:00 a.m.

Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship applications due by 9:00 a.m.

Important Dates

Feb. 24, 2024
Texas State German Contest, 42nd Anniversary, Texas State University, San Marcos

Mar. 10, 2024
Gail Cope Scholarship applications due

Anytime during the school year August 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
Spring Teacher Grant applications due

February 22, 2025
Texas State German Contest 2025

Contact Us

Texas State German Contest Director
Jennifer Christianson

Sprachfest/TSGC Mailing Address
Texas State German Contests, Inc.
PO Box 2043
Boerne, TX 78006

Onsite Directors
Dr. Ewa Siwak & Dr. Valentina Glajar
Dept. of Modern Languages
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666

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