Any student who wishes to participate should follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you are eligible to apply. See the Eligibility criteria.
  2. Download the Application Form 
  3. Fill out Section I accurately. You can either type your answers into the document, or print out the form and write your answers in by hand.
  4. Send the Application Form, with Section I completed, to your Japanese teacher who will endorse your application.
  5. Have him/her complete Section II and send it to by October 13, 2016.

Upload their entry videos by October 13, 2016. Please visit Video Guidelines under the Preliminary Round section for instructions


2017 Deadline: Extended to October 4!