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Mon, 17 July



Language Fest 2023

Prepare a presentation or a poster in the language that you speak to receive fun prizes. There are various categories to choose from. Apply today!

Registration is Closed. It will open up on July 17th 2023.
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Language Fest 2023
Language Fest 2023

Time & Location

17 July 2023, 7:00 am ACST – 31 July 2023, 5:00 pm ACST



About the Event

The Language Teachers’ Association of the NT (LTANT) is pleased to announce that registration are now open for Language Fest – Speaking and Poster Creation Competition in 2023.  This year, we are broadening the range of the compeition, where students can submit both speaking and written creations. We will be receiving submissions to this competition ‘online’ with students able to submit pre-recorded video and digital poster entries.


To be eligible to compete, the student is required to be enrolled in a language course in the Northern Territory. Their language teacher must also be a current member of LTANT. Background speakers are welcome to participate but need to be identified in the student registration and tick the box ‘Language spoken at home’.

Categories and Divisions

There are two categories: Poster Competition and Speaking Competition.

Category 1: Poster Competition

Students are to design an A3 poster either digitally or print which inlcudes images, illustrations and texts in language. This year, the theme for the language posters is related to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. (Home - United Nations Sustainable Development)

We hope that you can use these posters around your school to better advertise your language learning and how to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.

There are 4 divisions within the poster compeition:

T-Grade 3 (Create a poster that includes 10 words in language)

Grade 4-6 (Create a poster that includes 20 words in language)

Grade 7-9 (Create a poster that includes 50 words in language)

Grade 10-12 (Create a poster that includes 100 words in language)

Category 2: Speaking Competition

There are two divisions, Group Presentations or Individual Speeches. Within each division there are multiple ‘Year-Level’ categories.

Group Presentations are only open for students in primary and middle schools. Students in groups of 2-4, present a role play or conversation in the language they are learning at school. Each member of the group must complete the online registration form.

Primary School - 2 minutes 

Year 7 - 3 minutes 

Year 8 & 9  - 4 minutes  

The Individual Speech category is open to all year levels allowing students to enter this competition as well as any other Speaking Competitions, such as the NT Japanese Speech Contest, or the National Australian Indonesian Language Awards (NAILA). Students give a speech on a topic of their choice.

Early Primary T- Grade 3: 1 – 2 minutes 

Upper Primary Grade 4 - 6: 2 – 3 minutes 

Middle Years Grade 7 – 9: 2.5 – 4 minutes 

Year 10 3 - 4.5 minutes 

Senior School (Beginners) 3 – 5 minutes  

Senior School (Continuers) 3 – 5 minutes

Upload Information:

Students will need to send the link for their poster or video to: by 11th August. The files must be clearly labelled with the names of the competitors and the category they are competing in. For example: Speaking Competition - Cindy Lauper and Brad Pitt - French - Year 7

Prizes and Awards

All contestants will receive a participation certificate. In addition to this, the winner of each category will be presented with a prize from a language representative of the Northern Territory, such as the Goethe-Institut Sydney, Japanese Foundation, Alliance Françoise, the Indonesian Consulate, and the Confucius Institute.


Monday 17th July - 31st July 2023 - Registration is open and completed online Teachers will then be sent instructions on how to upload entries after these dates. 

Friday 11th August 2023 - Posters and Videos are uploaded to a file sharing service. Links are to be shared with LTANT by this date. Submissions will not be accepted after this date or from students who have not registered for the event.

Winners will be announced on Friday 25th August 2023, via email and the Certificates and prizes will be sent out to awardees.

If you have any questions, please email us at

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