Japan Wizards Competition
November 25, 2020
Registration is NOW OPEN for the JASH Japan Wizards Statewide Academic Team Competition (JWC), which will be held in March 2021!
This year, the Japan Wizards Competition has been completely revamped to adhere to social-distancing guidelines of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have reformatted the competition to take place virtually in two rounds taking place on separate days. The Preliminary Round will take place between March 5 and 7, 2021 and will entail having each team member INDIVIDUALLY take an online quiz. Individual test scores will be combined towards the total team score to determine the finalist teams. Three top scoring public school teams and three top scoring private school teams in each level will advance to the Final Round of competition on March 13, 2021 via Zoom.
WHAT IS JAPAN WIZARDS?
Japan Wizards Competition is a challenging, fun-filled academic team competition for Hawaii's high school students that tests students' general knowledge of Japan and Japan-related fields. The competition is sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Hawaii (JASH), a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization with the mission of promoting understanding and friendship between the peoples of the United States and Japan through the unique and special perspective of Hawaii.
WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?
Japan Wizards is a great opportunity for students to team up with friends and classmates, learn about Japan, compete with peers from other Hawaii schools, and have a chance to experience the Japanese society and culture first-hand! The Japan-America Society of Hawaii will send four teams – the top scoring public school teams and the top scoring private school teams for Levels A and B – on a trip to Japan in the summer of 2021 or later when it is safe to travel.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
There is NO CHARGE to participate in the Japan Wizards Competition, however a $100 penalty fee will be charged if the entire team drops out after February 1, 2020. Schools will also be responsible to reimburse JASH for any direct expenses incurred by the withdrawal. Generous support for this Competition is provided by organizations as well as private donors, such as ABC Stores, JTB Hawaii, and the Tateuchi Foundation.
WHAT ABOUT NEIGHBOR ISLAND PARTICIPANTS?
Since the 2021 JWC will be held VIRTUALLY, there is no need for neighbor island participants to travel to Oahu. You can participate in this fun and educational program from the comfort of your home.
HOW TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM(S)
THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2020. All teams will be accepted based on time of receipt of registration.
Click HERE for the JWC Registration packet and forms.
Click HERE to fill out JWC Volunteer application form.
Please contact JASH directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-524-4450 if you have any questions about the Japan Wizards Competition.