Click on the links below for the most current information and reference materials.  Since competitions take place in the spring of each year, information and material documents will be uploaded to this page as they are provided to Sensei.


Broward District World Language Competition 

(in February at a designated Broward County school)

Competition Handbook

(Learn about all the categories of competition and their requirements)

Competition Timeline

2023 Broward District World Language Competition 

Date: March 4, 2023

Location: Western High School

This Year's Theme: Energize Your Future With a Second Language


Florida Speech, Skit, Manga & Video Contest 

(held at a South Florida college in March)

Students can compete in several categories according to their level.  They may present recorded speeches on a topic of their own choosing related to Japan.  They can also create a comical, cultural, or historical yonkoma (4-Frame Manga) as well as develop and record a Japanese karaoke music video or a promotional video encouraging students to study Japanese.

2023 AFTJ Florida Speech, Manga, Karaoke & Video Contest


Online Entry Form due TBA

Online Submission due TBA


National Japan Bowl™ Competition 

(held in April in Maryland -- near Washington, DC)

Teams of three students at Levels 2, 3, and 4 answer a series of quiz-style questions in a timed format.  Questions test your team's knowledge of language comprehension, accuracy, vocabulary and character writing/recognition, as well as predetermined cultural topics and current events, idiomatic expressions, and onomatopoeia.

Check out the Japan America Society of Washington DC's page with reports and photo slideshows from previous Japan Bowls. There are a number of pictures posted of our students during the competition!

31st National Japan Bowl Competition


THURSDAY & FRIDAY, APRIL 13th & 14th, 2023

University of Maryland, MD

Website Information (includes the 2023 Japan Bowl Guide & Recordings of the 2022 Championship Rounds)

Speak with Sensei, if you're interested!



Other Opportunities Available!

The American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) sponsors a Nengajou (New Years Cards) Contest in December.  Click on this link to find out more about the 2022 Contest (Year of the Tiger), and speak with Sensei, if you are interested in participating in this national competition for 2023.