Ōdate Kitaakita JHS Recitation and Speech Contest

The Ōdate Kitaakita JHS Recitation and Speech Contest (大館北秋田中学校英語暗唱弁論大会; Ōdate Kitaakita chugakko eigo ansho benron taikai) is an annual competition that is held in Kitaakita/Ōdate region for junior high school students in Kitaakita, Ōdate, and Kamikoani.

Annual contests


  • Speeches and recitations should be under 5 minutes in length.
    • If time take is between 5:01~5:10 the student will have 1 point deducted for each second they are overtime. e.g. a student whose time is 5:04 will have 4 points deducted from their score.
    • If a student goes over 5:11 they will be disqualified.
  • Recitation
    • Pronunciation 60 points, delivery 40 points
  • Speech
    • Content 40 points, pronunciation 40 points, delivery 20 points. (Pre 2014: 50 points, pronunciation 30 points, delivery 20 points)
  • Students don't have to bow or announce title before speaking.
  • Students may bring script with them to the podium, but if they use it they will lose points.
  • If a students forgets part of their speech for more than 10 seconds, they will reminded.
  • Similar to the JHS Prefectural Speech Contest
    • No overacting, and no props.
    • Students must not stand beside of or in front of the podium at any point.
    • All judges must be in agreement before a student will be deducted points.

Participating schools

The following 15 schools participate in this contest.





See also

Years of the Ōdate Kitaakita JHS Recitation and Speech Contest
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019