News and Updates


Houstonfest Scholarships - winners posted!


Scholarships at State


Special Rules and Procedures for the 2021 Remote Contest


Teacher-to-Teacher Tips


Tips for Pair Discussion


Photo Gallery 2014


Arrival at Heights High School


Lunch options


Plays will be performed at Houstonfest


Daily log of changes to state-qualifier list



Important Dates


Sat., Mar. 6, 2021 State online awards ceremony posted. Also, Houstonfest Scholarship applications due.


Fri., Mar. 12, 2021:  Gail Cope Scholarship applications due.


Fri., April 30, 2021:  Gail Cope Teacher Grant applications due.


The rest of this will be updated for 2022 some time soon:


Sat., Jan. 16, 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.


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.


Thur., Feb. 11, 2021 Houstonfest online awards show emailed to teachers.


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.


Mon., Feb. 22, 2021:  State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. at regular price of $12/student. Also, entries for promotional video contest due to State director Jennifer Christianson by 8:00 p.m. and deadline to postmark payment.


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.



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 three tabs across the bottom representing these three worksheets:

  • 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.

  • Sweepstakes:  An event-by-event listing of the events won and sweepstakes points earned by each school along with the results of the sweepstakes, Klein aber fein, Rookie Teacher, and Rookie School competitions.

Results Spreadsheet

Results Video

Results Slide Show


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 students together.

  • 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.

Archived results:















When is the next Houstonfest?



February 5, 2022


Where is Houstonfest?


Due to COVID-19, the 2021 contest was conducted entirely REMOTELY. We hope to be back at our usual venue, Heights High School in Houston, in 2022.


Link to Texas State German Contest


Texas State German Contest on Facebook