2020 Schedule

Students who wish to participate should follow these steps:

Preliminary Round

Entry deadline

October 8, 2020

Submit this online preliminary round application form by October 8, 2020. You will need to have the endorsement form filled out by your instructor and the Parent/Guardian consent Form filled out by your parent or legal guardian (if you are less than 18 years old), and have a video completed before you can submit the application. Please visit Video Guidelines under the Preliminary Round section for video instructions.

Notification of the result

October 12, 2020

The Contest Committee will notify the contestants whose applications will move to the Semi-final Round via email. They will be provided with the semi-final round application form. The names will be announced on our website once they complete the semi-final round application.

Semi-final Round

Deadline of the required materials

October 15, 2020

Semifinalists must submit the semifinal round application form (the link to be emailed with the preliminary round result notification) including a 1 minute video describing in Japanese what they plan to present should they be selected as finalists.

Notification of the result

October, 19, 2020

The Contest Committee will notify each semifinalist as to who will move onto the Final Round. The names will be announced on our website.

Final Round

Deadline of the required materials

November  6, 2020

By November 6, 2020, finalists must submit via the Google form link to be provided (1) their short abstract in English (150 words) and (2) a PowerPoint (or equivalent) presentation to accompany their talk.

Competition day

November 14, 2020

The Final Round will be held on Zoom and will be live streamed on YouTube.



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