News and Updates
Special Rules and Procedures for the 2021 Remote Contest
Scholarships at State
Tips for Pair Discussion
Arrival at Heights High School
Plays will be performed at Houstonfest
Daily log of changes to
Fri., Jan. 15, 2021: Regular deadline to submit registration
spreadsheet in order to pay regular price of $10/student (payment does not have
to be mailed until 1/25).
Mon., Jan. 25, 2021: Final deadline to submit registration spreadsheet
for late price of $12/student and deadline to postmark payment.
Mon., Feb. 1, 2021: Proof sheet of entries sent to teachers for final
verification and changes.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2021,
8:00 p.m.: Deadline to submit changes (adds,
drops, substitutions). After this point, no more additions or
substitutions will be allowed.
Sat., Feb. 6, 2021:
Houstonfest (100% remote): some events conducted
"live" (online) that day, all others submitted digitally by 9:00 a.m.
Sat., Feb. 13, 2021:
Houstonfest online awards ceremony, time TBA.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2021:
State online registration due by 11:59 p.m.
for "early bird" price of
$10/student (payment does not have to be mailed yet). Also, deadline to apply for the
Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship
and to submit entries for
promotional video contest
to State director Jennifer Christianson.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2021: State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. at
regular price of
Sat., Feb. 27, 2021: Texas State German
Contest (100% remote): some events conducted "live" (online) that day, all
others submitted digitally by 9:00 a.m.
Sat., Mar. 6, 2021:
State online awards ceremony, time TBA. Also,
Fri., Mar. 12, 2021:
Scholarship applications due.
Fri., April 30, 2021:
Gail Cope Teacher Grant applications due.
The results of Houstonfest can be viewed in an
Excel spreadsheet by clicking the link below. When the spreadsheet opens
on your computer, you will see four tabs across the bottom representing these
Original 1-10: The original,
unaltered list of winners from Houstonfest. This list will never be
altered (unless errors are discovered), so that the original list of winners
will always be available.
Updated 1-10: The current list
of places 1-10, reflecting all drops and move-ups to date. This
spreadsheet will be updated daily between the date of Houstonfest and the
date of State. If State were held today, the students in slots 1-5 in
each event would be the competitors.
An automatically-generated tally of the sweepstakes points earned by each
school as well as the Klein aber fein, Rookie Teacher, and Rookie
Sweeps Long Form: An
event-by-event listing of the events won and sweepstakes points earned by
Open results spreadsheet
Tips for teachers:
The spreadsheet can be a very flexible and
useful tool for you. You can save it to your computer and re-sort it
in various ways. For instance, because "School" is a separate column,
you can re-sort the list by school and thereby group all of your winning
To simplify the process of monitoring
changes to the state-qualifier list that affect your students, you can also
view a daily log of changes.
E-mail me (Rustin Buck) if
you have any students who will not attend State so that I can drop them from
the qualifier list and move up the next student.
When is the next Houstonfest?
February 6, 2021
Due to COVID-19, the 2021 contest will be conducted entirely REMOTELY.
Link to Texas
State German Contest
State German Contest on Facebook