Aug 04, 2021

National French Contest

  • Crimson Education
  • Remote


The National French Contest/Le Grand Concours is an annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.

Students  of French in grades 1-12, in all 50 states and abroad, take a written test and compete against students with similar educational background for prizes.   Grades 1-6 participate in the FLES Contest.  Grades 7-12 in the Secondary Contest.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Application Deadline

Annual Competition (February 16 - March 30, 2022)

Age Range

1-6th and 7-12th grade


  • Platinum award:  Highest score in level/division (National rank 1)
  • Gold award: students in 95th percentile
  • Silver award: students in 90th or 85th percentile
  • Bronze award: students in 80th or 75th percentile
  • Mention d'honneur award: Students in 70th, 65th, 60th, 55th, or 50th percentiles

6,927 students are eligible for Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in 2021.  The chart below shows distribution by level and division.