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 [email protected] 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!