News and Updates
Houstonfest Scholarships -
Scholarships at State
Special Rules and Procedures for the 2021 Remote Contest
Tips for Pair Discussion
Arrival at Heights High School
Plays will be performed at Houstonfest
Daily log of changes to
Sat., Mar. 6, 2021:
State online awards ceremony
Fri., Mar. 12, 2021:
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
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
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.
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 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
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 5, 2022
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
State German Contest on Facebook