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Welcome to 2015 Contest


Greetings from Ms. Kate Leonard, the Honorary Consul General of Japan in San Diego

YouTube Video

video by Lyle Hall (3/23/2014)



17th San Diego Japanese Speech Contest 2014

San Diego’s 17th annual top non-native Japanese speech contest rallies America’s finest high school and college students to speak up. The purpose of this event that has been held since 1996 is to promote the study of Japanese language and deepen a mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and the United States. Youth from across San Diego gather to speak out and present their stories for a chance to win cash/non-cash prizes and a shot at a national contest.If you are a local high school and college/university student who is studying Japanese or love Japanese culture, art, history, and people this is for you.

Place: Carlsbad Public Library in Carlsbad, San Diego, California
Time: March 23rd Sunday 12:30 - 5:00 pm *Registration 12:30 Contest 1:00 - 5:00.
Who: high school students and College/University students in San Diego
Place: Carlsbad Public Library Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4048 (map)
Phone: (760) 602-2049 (library)



Note1
Prizes for the winners (for both categories)
High school category:
1st place/Consulate-General of Japan Award: Cash award ($300), Certificates, T-shirt, and other prizes.  
2nd place:Cash award ($200), certificate, T-shirt,  and other prizes.
3rd place:Cash award ($100), certificate, T-shirt, and other prizes.
Best efforts: Certificate, T-shirt,and other prizes..
Humor:Certificate, T-shirt, and other prizes.
Creativity:Certificate, T-shirt, and other prizes.
all contestants: certificate, T-shirt, and other prizes.

College category:

1st place/Consulate-General of Japan Award: Cash award ($300),  Certificates, T-shirt, and other prizes.  
2nd place:Cash award ($200), certificate, T-shirt,   and other prizes.
3rd place:Cash award ($100), certificate, T-shirt, and other prizes.
Best efforts: Certificate, T-shirt, and other prizes..
Humor:Certificate, T-shirt, and other prizes.
Notes:

Top three high school winners are eligible to apply to compete at the National Competition. (details
)
There is no national competition for college/university students.

 

Note3: A list of competing schools since 1996:


High school level:

Otay Lakes High School, Eastlake High School, Hilltop High School, Morse High School, Patrick Henry High School, Scripps Ranch High School, San Dieguito Academy, Torrey Pines High School, San Marcos High School, Mission Hills High School, Oceanside High School, Mission Vista High School, Escondido Charter School, La Costa Canyon Academy, San Pasqual High School, La Jolla Country Day School, and other homeschools, etc.)

College level: Southwestern College, San Diego Mesa College, Grossmont College, San Diego Mira Costa College, Palomar College, San Diego State University, University of San Diego, Cal State University San Marcos, University of California, San Diego.

Video clips from the 2012 contest.  https://sites.google.com/site/sdjsc2013/about-2012-contest


https://sites.google.com/site/sdjsc2013/10-aurora-and-san-diego


Volunteer opportunity:
College students who want to help us out please meet at 11:30 pm at the library patio, but we would appreciate it if you could contact us beforehand: sdjsc2014@gmail.com
We are always looking for dedicated volunteer staff members who can join our staff meetings on a volunteer basis. Please contact Tachibana at  sdjscc@gmail.com

Thanks!