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How to Apply

* Deadline has been extended to Friday, March 13.

Students looking to participate in the contest must complete an application and submit it to their Japanese instructor. Application forms are available below. The completed applications will be checked to ensure fair competition.

Steps for Contest Applicant:

  1. Read carefully the contest guidelines. General Guideline
  2. Receive an application form from your instructor/Download it from the website.
    Download the Contestant Application Form
  3. Read carefully and fill out the application form.
  4. Turn in the application form to your instructor before Friday, March 13, 2020.

All applications must be approved by your Japanese instructor. Your Japanese instructor must currently be teaching at Purdue University. Applications without this confirmation will be dismissed. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. All applications must be fully completed and received before the deadline.

Draft Submission:
To help the judges prepare for the contest, students competing in the Level 3 speech division are expected to submit a draft of their script in Japanese prior to the designated submission deadline.
The deadline for the draft is Friday, April 3, 2020. Please submit your final draft via the designated link.
Students do not have to adhere exactly to their manuscript at the contest; the manuscripts allow the judges to formulate questions for each student’s speech.
Students are allowed to change the language content of their speech, but changes to the title/ general theme of the speech after the submission of the application and draft are strongly discouraged.