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)

Academic Categories:

Impromptu (Japanese Impromptu Topics) + Declamation

Skit Presentation


New Media

Posters (Must include this year's theme; see below)

Talent Category:

Singing, Dancing, Musical Presentations

2024 Broward District World Language Competition 

Date: March 9, 2024

Location: Miramar High School

This Year's Theme:


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.

2024 AFTJ Florida Speech, Manga, Karaoke & Video Contest

SPEECH CONTEST (@ University of Miami)


Online Entry Form due 3/8/2024 (F)


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!

32nd National Japan Bowl Competition


THURSDAY & FRIDAY, APRIL 18th & 19th, 2024

University of Maryland, MD

Website Information (includes the 2024 Japan Bowl Guide & a Link to Recordings of the 31st Japan Bowl Championship Rounds in 2023)

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 2024 Contest (Year of the Dragon), and speak with Sensei, if you are interested in participating in this national competition for 2025.