Texas French Symposium
The Texas French Symposium is a non-profit organization that offers opportunities for French students from level 1 through level 5/6 and experienced to compete against their peers from across the state in a broad array of academic and artistic events.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recognizes Symposium as the official state competition for high school students and considers it UIL* equivalent. This single competition determines district, regional, and state winners.
The two-day Symposium is held on a weekend during the spring semester. It begins on a Friday after school (3 p.m.) and lasts all evening. Competition begins again on Saturday morning (8:30 a.m.), continues throughout the day, and is followed by a dinner and awards ceremony.
Symposium is financed solely by student registration fees and contributions from local and francophone businesses. The organization of the contest and the judging of individual events are done by volunteers arranged by the host school.