Announcement of the Fifth Japanese Language Speech Contest


The Fifth Japanese Language Speech Contest will take place as follows:
 
  1. Date and time: Saturday, March 23, 14:00~
 
  2. Venue: Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo
  3. Organizers: Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo; Embassy of Japan in BH
Sponsors: Mitsubishi Cooperation; Japan Foundation
 
  4. Theme:
Beginners Group:
Myself and Japan (にほんとわたし)
(Contestants should be learning Japanese less than 2 academic years.)
Intermediate Group:
You are free to choose your own theme, as long as the speech contains your own opinion regarding society, culture etc. about BiH and/or Japan.
(Contestants should have knowledge of the GENKI 2 textbook)
The contestants should express their personal views, not only general information on Japan.
 
NOTE: Speech text should be written by applicant by themselves.
 
  5. Rules
    a. Speech length: Beginners - around 3 minutes - If the speech is shorter than 2:30 min, the contestant will be given negative points. - If the speech is longer than 3:30 min, the contestant will be stopped. Intermediate – around 4 minutes - If the speech is shorter than 3:30 min, the contestant will be given negative points. - If the speech is longer than 4:30 min, the contestant will be stopped.
    b. After the application and proposed text for the contest are submitted, the text can undergo minor changes if the contestant decides to do so, however any significant text modification will not be allowed.
    c. The submitted text should not have been previously announced or published.
    d. During the contest, the contestants will not be allowed to read the text prepared but will be able to use short text notes, which need to be submitted and officially approved and stamped at the register office before the beginning of the contest.
    e. Every speech will be followed by a brief Q&A session.
 
  6. Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
    a. BH residency.
    b. Applicants should not have stayed in Japan for longer than 1 month.
 
  7. Application procedure: Application form is available at the Embassy of Japan and its website. Completed application form and the speech text (in Japanese) need to be sent to embassyofjapan.culture@sx.mofa.go.jp .
 
*** Application form ***
 
After receiving your submission, we will send you a receipt confirmation email within 3 days. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact the Japanese Embassy (Tel. (+ 387) 33-277-500).

  8. Application deadline: Friday, March 8th.
 
  9. FIRST Selection: will be made based on the quality of the speech text (those who pass the first selection will be allowed to participate in the contest). All applicants will be informed of the first selection results via e-mail.
 
  10. NOTES:
Prizes will be announced in a timely manner, and  will be given to the best contestants.