News and Updates

 

Scholarships at State

 

Houstonfest Scholarships - winners posted!

 

What's new for 2019

 

Teacher-to-Teacher Tips

 

Tips for Pair Discussion

 

Arrival at Heights High School

 

Lunch options

 

Plays will be performed at Houstonfest

 

Daily log of changes to state-qualifier list

 

Photo Gallery 2014

 

 

Important Dates

 

Fri., Mar. 8, 2019 Gail Cope Scholarship applications due.

 

Tue., April 30, 2019 Gail Cope Teacher Grant applications due.

 

Fri., Jan. 17, 2020:  Regular deadline to submit registration spreadsheet in order to pay regular price of $10/student (payment does not have to be mailed until 1/27).

 

Mon., Jan. 27, 2020:  Final deadline to submit registration spreadsheet for late price of $12/student and deadline to postmark payment.

 

Mon., Feb. 3, 2020 Proof sheet of entries sent to teachers for final verification and changes.

 

Tue., Feb. 4, 2020: Research Papers due to David Kniess by 11:59 p.m.

 

Wed., Feb. 5, 2020, 8:00 p.m. Deadline to submit changes (adds, drops, substitutions).  After this point, no more additions or substitutions will be allowed in individual events.  Substitutions in group events may continue in emergency situations.

 

Thur., Feb. 6, 2020: Videos due to Mark Johnson by 6:00 p.m.

 

Sat., Feb. 8, 2020 Houstonfest !

 

x, Feb. x, 2020 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. Also, deadline to apply for the Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship.

 

x, Feb. x, 2020 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. Also, deadline to submit entries for promotional video contest to State director Jennifer Christianson.

 

Sat., Feb. 29, 2020:  Leap into the Texas State German Contest !

 

Sat., Mar. 7, 2020 Houstonfest Scholarship applications due.

 

 

Houstonfest

 

Founded in 1980, Houstonfest is an annual competition for Houston-area students in grades 8 through 12 who are learning German.  It offers 43 contests for students in German I, II, III, IV, and V, including written and oral tests, declamation, drama, art, and music.  There are also categories for "advantaged speakers."  Registration is accepted only from German teachers registering their participating students as a group; we do not accept registration from individual students.  For the 2019 contest we had 647 students from 23 schools registered.

 

Entrants placing in the top five in each event at Houstonfest, traditionally held on the first Saturday of February, advance to the Texas State German Contest, traditionally held on the last Saturday of February.  At State, Houstonfest's winners compete against the winners of Texas’ other two regional German competitions, Winterfest for the Dallas and North Texas area and Sprachfest for the Central and South Texas area.

 

Brochure about Texas German contest system

 

Incentives for schools new to Houstonfest

 

Houstonfest is held at Heights High School in Houston.

 

State 2019 was on February 23 at Texas State University in San Marcos.

 

Show your love for the Texas German contest system by producing a promotional video and entering our contest.  You could win $250!  Click here for the contest guidelines.

 

After competition is over and while everyone is waiting for the awards to be tabulated, we will have entertainment by the band Das ist lustig and members of the folk dance group Keine Kunst.

 

The Tomball German Festival traditionally invites winning Chorus, Folk Dance, and Polka Band groups as well as Vocal Soloists to perform at their festival each year and makes donations to the German Clubs of all schools that perform.

Rules

 

 

Registration

 

 

Schedule

 

 

Results

 

 

Contact

 

 

The logo in the header is the

winning entry from the

Digital Logo Design

contest held at Houstonfest 2019.  It is by Will Nye of Willis High School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

When is the next Houstonfest?

 

Saturday,

February 8, 2020

 

Where is Houstonfest?

 

Heights High School

413 E. 13th Street

Houston, TX 77008

 

Link to Texas State German Contest

 

Texas State German Contest on Facebook