Participation Eligibility Guide

Eligibility Details

Students enrolled in middle schools in Japan or those equivalent schools who are recommended by their school principals.

Students who fall under a ~ d below are not eligible to participate:

  1. Those who, subsequent to their fifth birthday, resided in English-speaking areas for a total of one year or more, or continuously for six months or more.
  2. Those who were, for over six months, enrolled in schools which actually provide education in English beyond the English language course (including International Schools, American Schools, or any other schools where over half of their curricula are conducted in English), irrespective of whether such schools are located within Japan or overseas.
  3. Those whose guardians or relatives from English-speaking areas are residing in the same domicile.
  4. Those who won the 1st to 3rd places in any previous Prince Takamado Trophy’s Final Contest.
  • Those who have entered the Contest in violation of the above provisions shall be disqualified.
  • As regards the question of qualifications in individual cases, the authority for the final decision rests with the JNSA Fund. In case of doubt, please consult the Prince Takamado Trophy Secretariat of the Fund.

Definition of "English-speaking areas" in this tournament

The term “English speaking areas” refers to the countries/regions which use English as:

  1. their primary language
  2. official language
  3. semi-official language

For the list of such countries/regions, please consult the Japanese page below:

If you have any questions, please consult with the Prince Takamado Trophy Office.