Updated 10 October 2019.

Le Concours du Texas 2019

Contest Rules


                Director: Ella Carroll

    Director: Nikita Nair

                Sponsor: Dr. Sandra Simmons

               Advisor: Dr. Celeste Renza-Guren

Email: leconcoursdutexas@gmail.com

Twitter: @ConcoursDuTexas

Website: www.leconcoursdutexas.com

Table of Contents

  1. Contact
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Definitions
  4. Statement of Understanding
  5. Event Information
  1. Event
  2. Venue and Date
  3. Purpose
  1. Contest Proceedings
  2. Participation
  1. Students
  2. Teachers
  1. Level Placement
  2. Registration
  3. Fees
  4. Volunteering
  5. The Tests
  6. Awards
  1. Definitions
  2. Placings and Sweepstakes
  3. Ties
  1. Code of Conduct
  2. Consequences of Violations


For the purpose of this document:

“Contest Rules” means this document.

“Venue” means the location that will host the space for Le Concours du Texas to hold its event. It includes all property inside the Venue. For 2019, the Venue is Highland Park High School.

“Student” means any person registered on the contest website as a student.

“Teacher” means any person registered on the contest website as the teacher of a Student.

“Volunteer” means any person who Le Concours du Texas has designated as a volunteer for the day of the contest.

“Parent” means any person who is the parent or legal guardian of a Student.

“School” means any school registered on the contest website as a participating school of Student(s) and a Teacher.

Statement of Understanding

By registering, Students and their Teachers certify that they understand the Contest Rules and agree to abide by all rules herein contained.

Event Information


The name of this event is “Le Concours du Texas.”

It is organized by the Highland Park High School French National Honor Society.

2019 is the second year of competition.

Venue and Date

Le Concours du Texas 2019 will happen on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Highland Park High School:

4220 Emerson Avenue

Dallas, Texas 75205


The purpose of Le Concours du Texas is to encourage Texas middle and high school French students to develop a passion for French through friendly competition with their peers.

Contest Proceedings

The schedule of the contest can be found at Le Concours du Texas website under the FAQs page.

To compete, every Student and Teacher must check in at Check-In at the listed time.

No substitutions are guaranteed spots after the registration deadline of October 25, 2019.

Room assignments for individual Students will be given at Check-In.

Proctoring assignments for Teachers will be given at Check-In.

Students use the same room all day for all tests.

Proctors use the same room all day for all tests.

Students are responsible for being in their room on time.



Students who wish to participate must:


Teachers are:

Level Placement

All Students will be divided into the following six categories:

Students must register with the level placement of the course they are currently taking.

Students compete in their proper level placement regardless of grade level.

Any doubts should be clarified by contacting Le Concours du Texas.


Each teacher receives a private registration page into which they enter information. This page is sent to the teacher when he or she fills out the request form on the Registration page of the contest website.

Registration can be changed at any time prior to the deadline by accessing this page.

Teachers are responsible for the authenticity of registrations, including level placement.

Students can take 1, 2, 3, or all 4 tests.

All registrations and cancellations must be submitted by October 25, 2019. Fees will be assessed on this date.


The fee to register is $5.00 per student listed on a registration page at the close of October 25, 2019. Teachers will receive an invoice via email soon after the deadline passes. This invoiced amount must be paid, regardless of which students show up on the contest day.

Fees must be mailed in advance in the form of a check made out to “Highland Park High School.” Please address envelopes to:

Dr. Sandra Simmons

Highland Park High School

4220 Emerson Drive

Dallas, TX 75205

All fees go to cover the costs of the website, paper, ink, Scantrons, ribbons, medals, trophies, etc. Excess funds will be used at the discretion of Le Concours du Texas for the purposes of improving the contest. We do not operate for a profit. 


Volunteers are needed to help proctor tests, run documents, grade answer forms, enter scores, calculate winners, etc. No French experience is required, and volunteers must be at least 12 years of age.

To volunteer, please visit our the Register page (scroll to the second form).

Le Concours du Texas and the Venue reserve the right to refuse anyone Volunteer status.

Le Concours du Texas is pleased to verify service hours upon request for any Volunteer having completed said service.

The Tests

Four tests are offered:

  1. Grammar (ou Grammaire)
  2. Vocabulary (ou Vocabulaire)
  3. Culture
  4. Dictée

Information on each can be found on the Tests page of the contest website.

Students should bring No. 2 pencils to take the tests. Mechanical pencils are allowed.

Cheating of any kind as determined by the administrators of the tests will not be tolerated. See Code of Conduct.

No electronic devices or aides of any kind may be used during the tests. See Code of Conduct.

Students are solely responsible for writing their name, School, grade, and French level correctly on each test. See Code of Conduct.

There is no penalty for guessing. Scores are only based on number of questions answered correctly. See Awards.

There is a time limit for each test. See the Tests page.



        Placings and Sweepstakes

Note that for both sweepstakes awards, it is advantageous to take all four tests.


Ties will not be broken. Students or Schools will be awarded the same placing and will both receive identical awards.

Code of Conduct

All Students agree to act responsibly and never to:

All Students, Teachers, Parents, and other attendees agree to act responsibly and never to:

Consequences of Violations

Any violations of the Contest Rules will subject the violator (and/or his or her Teacher, if the violator is a Student) to consequences within the power of Le Concours du Texas and/or any applicable local, state, or federal laws. Consequences may include disqualification of a Student, Teacher, or School.