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/March at a designated Broward County school)

2021 Broward District World Language Competition 

Date: February/March 2021

Virtual Competition via Teams Meetings

This Year's Theme: TBA

Competition Handbook

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

Japanese Impromptu Topics

(These are the topics that all students competing need to prepare to potentially present)

2019 Results

On March 2nd, 4 students from Deerfield Beach High School competed in the Broward District World Language Competition at Piper High School.  The final results are in. Congratulations to the following students:

Nicole Balan (Level 3) - 1st place in Declamation; 3rd place in Impromptu Speaking

Leila Plummer (Level 3) - 1st place in Declamation; 2nd place in Impromptu Speaking

Ilene Reyes (Level 3) - 1st place in Impromptu Speaking

Aayushi Kini (Level 2) - 3rd place in Impromptu Speaking

Results - April 24th, 2018 - South Broward High School

Level 1:

Aayushi Kini - 3rd place in Impromptu Speaking

Level 2:

Nicole Balan - 2nd place in Impromptu Speaking

Leila Plummer - 1st place in Impromptu Speaking

Japan Club (led by Club Historian Maria Romero) earned a 2nd place

Results - March 4th, 2017 - Ft. Lauderdale High School
Seven of our students competed in the Impromptu, Declamation (Memorized Recitation), Talent/Musical Performance and Art Project categories by level.

Results - February 4th, 2016 - Ft. Lauderdale High School

Academic Level 2: Shadya Amodu 1st Place in Impromptu Speaking

Academic Level 3: Venice Saintilus 1st Place in Impromptu Speaking

Japan Club Scrapbook -
4th Place
Compiled by Lisa Braganca, Japan Club Historian



Florida Speech, Skit, Manga & Video Contest 

(held at a South Florida college in March/April)

Students can compete in several categories according to their level.  They may present speeches on a topic of their own choosing related to Japan.  They may also work in groups together to create and perform a skit presentation.  They can also create a comical, cultural, or historical 4-Frame Manga as well as develop and record a Japanese music video or a commercial encouraging students to study Japanese.

2020 Florida South Regional Speech, Skit, Manga & Video Contest



Announcements - 2016 - 2019

The AFTJ State Speech & Skit Contest has been held at the University of Miami the last 3 years.  None of our students have attended this event since 2015, due to a series of timing issues related to other activities.  We hope to attend this event in 2020.

Announcements - 2015

Congratulations to Paula Quezada & Tulika Srivastava who competed in Speech categories at their respective high school levels, Level 4 & Level 3.  They both won 2nd place finishes in their division.


National Japan Bowl™ Competition 

(held in April in Chevy Chase, MD -- 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.

Download the 2020 Japan Bowl Study Guide and see what it is that we do!

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!

28th Annual National Japan Bowl Competition




Results - 26th Annual National Japan Bowl - April 12 & 13, 2018

Level 4 - Shonin Ensley (Captain) & Shadya Amodu - 11th place out of 22 teams

Level 3 - Ava Gelin (Captain) & Kira Sanders - 21st place out of 23 teams

Level 2 - Leila Plummer (Captain), Renee Cota & Bradley Vincent - 16th place out of 20 teams

Results - 25th Annual National Japan Bowl - April 6 & 7, 2017
Level 4 - Medinah Grant, Venice Saintilus & India Wesley - 9th place out of 14 teams

Level 3 - Shonin Ensley & Christdaelle Louis - 15th place out of 21 teams

Level 2 - Ava Gelin & Kevin Grant - 15th place out of 19 teams

SUMMEROur Level 4 Team members were all invited to participate in the Japan Bowl Study Trip in Japan, sponsored by the Kakehashi Project.  This is a great honor, and while 2 of the 3 students could not attend (due to summer college commitments), we were proud of their achievement!

Results - 24th Annual National Japan Bowl - April 14 & 15, 2016

Level 4 - Julianne Fontana, Tulika Srivastava & Meghan Ta - 8th place out of 24 teams

Level 3 - Medinah Grant, Venice Saintilus & India Wesley - 15th place out of 21 teams



Other Opportunities Available!

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