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2024 Year 5-6 State Hiragana Contest (date confirmed)

Wed October 30 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Wednesday 30th October

Time TBC @ EDC

Flyer to come.

Registrations will be via Humanitix.


**Updated Entry Criteria and Eligibility TBC following Hub Group vote end of Term 1 2024**
All JLTASA student events are designed to maximise student participation across the state.

The State Hiragana Competition exists to celebrate primary students’ Hiragana learning efforts over the course of their primary years. Accordingly, from 2023 there are a few entry criteria in place to help meet these aims and criteria:

  • Heritage/background speakers are not allowed to enter the State Final. The competition is designed to celebrate those who have learnt Japanese as a second-language at school, rather than those who have learnt it at home or from their parents, or as a first language
  • Students should only compete once in the State Final. This means a student should not compete in Year 5, then return in Year 6 – this presents an unfair advantage if a student has already experienced the format (and stress!) of competing at the State Final. Consideration will of course be given to smaller, regional schools who may have smaller numbers of interested students

Entry Method

  • Winning teams are encouraged to check the competition date (Tues 31st October) with their site prior to entering
  • Teams who place 1st to 3rd in their Hub’s regional competition enter directly via Humanitix
  • The 4th place team from each region should also enter as a backup entrant via Humanitix, in case any of the 1st-3rd place are unable to attend the date
  • Wildcard entries permitted from “hub-less” schools – see conditions below

Wildcard/Hubless Schools

  • Sometimes a school may not be in a geographical location to enable hub group participation in the regional competitions
  • Such schools can apply for wildcard entry HERE, ensuring once again the competition date is tentatively cleared by their school
  • Your application will be checked and screened for suitability
  • Use the practice slides (below) to find your top four hiragana experts from your school (checking the criteria and eligibility guidelines above)


Practice Quiz / How does the event work?

Practice quiz available here, for either wildcard/hubless schools, or schools to use for practice which includes the event format, and how to run it within your school.




Wed October 30
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


EDC, 4 Milner Street, Hindmarsh
4 Milner Street
Hindmarsh, SA Australia


Tom Dawson