ACT Japanese Speech Contest 2022

Event details


Date & time

Saturday 27 August 2022


Online via Zoom




CHL Communicate

Now in its 52nd year, this contest aims to encourage Senior Secondary & Tertiary Japanese language learners to showcase their language skills in a challenging context.

The ANU, in association with the Japan Foundation, is once again hosting the annual ACT Japanese Language Speech Contest. The aim of the contest is to encourage learners of Japanese to showcase their language skills in a challenging context.

The contest will be held on 27 August (Saturday) from 10:30 am (specific division times will be finalised after registrations close).

Due to the Covid-19 related health regulations, the speech contest this year will be held virtually via Zoom, as it was last year. The participants will receive a protected Zoom link a few days before the contest.

Participants must register by 11:59 pm 20 August. Participants will need to provide the Japanese and English titles for their speeches at the time of registration.

Divisions: Speech length:

High School Senior Division 2.5–3 minutes Open Division 4.5–5 minutes

The subject, content and form of the speeches are left open to each contestant. Entrants who have competed in previous contests may not use the same speech (this includes title and content) presented in previous years.

See here for contest guidelines.

First prize winners in both divisions will progress to the National Finals in October via video entries. Exact dates will be shared at a later stage.

To register your participation, please submit the following form:

For more information, visit the Japan Foundation website.

Updated:  7 July 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, Culture, History & Language/Page Contact:  CHL webmaster