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National French Contest

The National French Contest is now open for 2023!

Sponsored every year in March for students in Grades 1-12. Click here for more information and click here to navigate to the contest store.

2023 dates are:

  • Grades 1-6 (FLES): February 12- March 6, 2024
    • Deadline to order is March 4, 2024
  • Grades 7-12 (levels 01-5): February 14-April 8, 2024
    • Deadline to order is April 4, 2023

If you are having issues with purchasing your contest materials, please watch some of the videos below first before contacting AATF National or National French Contest staff.

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Société honoraire de français Competitions

The SHF sponsors Creative Writing and Francophone Studies competitions each year. Click here for more information on the 2024 competition.

National French Week Media Contest

Since 2013, the AATF has sponsored a student media contest to promote connections to Francophone themes. Students create short videos or interactive media submissions based on the proposed theme.  Click here for more information about the 2022 contest. Visit the  contest site with to view the submission form, full contests details, and past student projects.  The deadline for submissions is December 20, 2022.

Contest guidelines:

  • There are two competition divisions: Intermediate (grades 6-8) and Secondary (grades 9-12)
  • Videos must be between 30 seconds and 3 minutes in length.
  • Videos must conform to all school rules and codes of conduct.
  • Videos with references to alcohol, drugs, or violence will not be accepted.
  • Background music: Please do not use copyrighted music in the video or as background music. While it does add to the appeal of the video, it is not acceptable use.
  • No copyrighted figures (ie. Snoopy, Asterix, etc) accepted.
  • Each entry must be the original work of current student(s) in French whose teacher is an AATF member for 2021.
  • See the contest site for other specifications and restrictions.

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Jeunes Amis du Français Creative Writing Competition

The JAF sponsors a creative writing competition each year.  Click here for more information.  Deadline: December 4, 2023.

National Francophone Culture Trivia Contest

Click title link above for information on this fun, easy-to-administer contest that is free for AATF members. Your students play in class using the online platform Kahoot! Questions are about the Francophone world and are in English. Students in grades 6-12 and undergraduate university students can play.  The contest will take place between November 3-12.

National FiES* Poster Contest

Poster contest sponsored each spring by the AATF National Commission on FiES* for students in Grades K-8. Click here for 2023 information.

Last Update: August 2, 2023

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