Via the Japan Foundation UK:
Deadline: postmark: March 22, 2013; electronically: March 31, 2013
Nihongo Cup is an annual Japanese Speech Contest for Secondary Schools, which is organised by the Japanese Language Committee of the Association for Language Learning.
This year the best speaker in each category will win a trophy, to be kept by their school for a year. Gold, silver and bronze medals will also be presented to the winner and two runners-up to recognise their achievements. The winner of the Key Stage 5 category will also be invited to travel to Japan to take part in the Japanese Speech Award (JSA) Finals and Cultural Programme at the end of July 2013.
All submissions (whether electronic or postal) must reach the organisers by Saturday 31st March 2013 if submitted electronically. If submitted by post, they must be submitted by the 22nd of March 2013.
For more information and to apply, please visit the Japanese Language Committee website here.