Department of Germanic Studies

Texas State German Contest

Since 2006, the Department of Germanic Studies has hosted the Texas State German Contest, usually on the last Saturday in February. This contest brings together the best high school competitors from approximately 60 schools throughout the state. 1,000 students of German compete in a wide array of events from spelling, poetry reading and dramatic events to handicrafts, tests and musical performance. Approximately 80 high school teachers from all over the state accompany their students to Austin. These teachers, several dozen parents, and about 100 volunteers from the Department of Germanic Studies assist and serve as judges in the all-day competition. Beginning in calendar year 2015 the Texas State German contest will be held at Texas State University at San Marcos, Texas.

More contest information is available on the website of the Texas State German Contest.


  • Department of Germanic Studies

    University of Texas at Austin
    2505 University Ave, C3300
    BUR 336
    Austin, Texas 78712-1802
    512-471-4123

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