Annual BC Japanese Speech Contest

The contest recognizes achievement among British Columbia and Yukon residents learning Japanese as a foreign language.

Contest Location and Times:

The contest to be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) (Building/Room TBD).

Application Guide and Form: (Application for 2019 is NOW OPEN)

  • Download:
    • Please read the guide prior to filling out the online application
    • The 2019 Annual BC Japanese Speech Contest Guidelines
    • Online Application (Google Docs) available via the Organizing Committee's UBC Website
    • 31st Annual BC Japanese Speech Contest Full-size Poster
    • Send the speech draft and a recording of the speech or have the guide sent to you from the Consulate General of Japan:

*Application for entry is accepted until 5 pm, Monday, February 4, 2019.


  • All contestants presenting at the contest will receive a participation prize.
  • Certificates and prizes will be awarded to the top three speakers in each category.
  • Special prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the Organizing Committee and judges.



Contest Winners and Winning Speech Collections


30th Contest (March 2018)

29th Contest (March 2017)

28th Contest (March 2016)

27th Contest (March 2015)
26th Contest (March 2014)

25th Contest (March 2013)

24rd Contest (March 2012)

23rd Contest (March 2011)

22nd Contest (March 2010)

21st Contest (March 2009)

20th Contest (March 2008)

19th Contest (March 2007)

18th Contest (March 2006)

17th Contest (March 2005)


2018 30th Annual BC Japanese Speech Contest Report

*2020 Contest Details to be announced in Winter 2019