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)

Competition Handbook

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

Competition Timeline

2021 Broward District World Language Competition 

Date: February/March 2021

Virtual Competition via Teams Meetings

This Year's Theme: Connecting Virtually Through World Languages


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 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. 

***For 2021, there will be a non-competitive category called rodoku (reading recitation) as a showcase.

2021 AFTJ Florida Speech, Manga, Karaoke & Video Contest


Online Entry Form due MARCH 6th, 2021

Online Submission Form due APRIL 2nd, 2021


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.

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!

2nd Annual National DIGITAL Japan Bowl Competition






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 2021 Contest and speak with Sensei if you are interested in participating in this national competition as well.