2017 / All-USA High School Japanese Speech Contest accepting applications, due on April 19

Contestants of the 13th Annual All-USA High School Japanese Speech Contest in Irvine, California. (Courtesy of the Aurora Foundation)

Japanese Language Scholarship Foundation aka Aurora Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 14th Annual All-USA High School Japanese Speech Contest held on May 27, 2017 at Humanities Instructional Building in University of California, Irvine.

All applications must be mailed on or before April 19, 2017. The contestants will be invited to Los Angeles the weekend of May 26-28, 2017.

The Grand Prize winner will receive a $1000 scholarship and a trip to the overseas students’ Japanese Speech Award (JSA) contest to be held in Tokyo, Japan, in the summer of 2017.

Starting in 2017, the Japanese teacher of the first-place winner of the All-U.S.A. High School Japanese Language Speech Contest will receive a $2,000 award for attending the International Speech Contest held in Japan during the summer.

This award can be used for a roundtrip ticket to Japan and related expenses such as hotel and food.

For more information, visit http://wdx.jlsf-aurora.org/eng/page/speech-contest

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