An eligible contest participant must meet all of the following criteria:
- Is a middle or high school student currently studying Japanese as a foreign language
- Has not lived in Japan for more than 12 consecutive months after the age of six
- Has NOT previously won first prize in the Middle School and High School Student Division of this contest
Contestants will be divided into the following two categories:
Category 1: Contestants who come from homes where Japanese is not spoken (i.e., there are no members of the contestant’s family who understand or speak Japanese).
Category 2: Contestants who come from homes where Japanese is spoken (i.e., there are members of the contestant’s family who understand or speak Japanese). This point applies to both native and non-native speakers of Japanese.
HOW TO APPLY
Each school may submit one (1) candidate and two (2) alternate candidates to the speech contest.
Applications for this division should be submitted by Japanese language instructors or school teachers on behalf of their students by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 5:00pm on Friday, October 12th, 2018.
* If instructors do not receive an email confirming that their forms have been received within one (1) business day, call 415-780-6091.
Required documents for application:
1st Place: Winner’s trophy and certificate of achievement
2nd Place: 2nd place trophy and certificate of achievement
3rd Place: 3rd place trophy and certificate of achievement
All applicants: Official certificate of recognition
For further inquiries and more information regarding the application process, please contact Ms. Mariko Takei, Cultural Affairs Coordinator, Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, by e-mail: email@example.com