- Each school may bring an unlimited number of competitors. Three of these students should participate as delegates at the Business Meeting, and four must participate in the Sergeant-at-Arms program. If a school brings between 25 and 30 students, they must add an additional student (5 total) to assist in the Seargeant-at-Arms program.
- For clarification purposes: if you look at the Individual Registration Form, you will see 10 spaces for Déclamation, 5 for Discours/Causerie, and 10 under Leture. NO STUDENT MAY BE LISTED TWICE IN THIS SECTION OF THE FORM. This is to clarify a discrepancy that existed in previous years. Thank you for your understanding.
- A student may participate in both an individual and team competition.
- If a school brings additional Déclamation students (up to 10) to compete, only the top score from each level will be counted toward overall school points. In other words, only 1 Déclamation score from each level will count (the highest) toward the school's total points. However, both students from each level will be awarded a ribbon if their scores merit such. BOTH scores from Lecture will count.
- A student must enter a competition at or above the level in which (s)he is currently enrolled in school. No student may enter in a level lower than the one in which (s)he is currently enrolled. Doing so will result in disqualification of the student
- Only students enrolled in French classes at their school may attend Congrès with the exception of the following situation: A student enrolled in a block, trimester, or multi tracking system who is not enrolled in French at the same time of Congrès but has completed a course requirement during the same school year shall be eligible to compete in Congrès. A student in a 4x4 block schedule who took French first semester but was unable to take it second semester shall compete at the level of the first semester course.
- Students who meet the following criteria will be placed in the "F" category (1F, 2F, 3F, 4F, 5F, and COF):
- The student is a native speaker of French
- The student attended or attends a school where the primary language of instruction was/is French after age 12
- The student spent one to four semesters in a school where the language of instruction was French between the ages of eight and twelve
- The student has completed an FLES program in French prior to high school or middle school
- Between his/her eighth and twelfth birthday, the student lived in a French-speaking country for one year or more
- The student has not attended a French speaking school, but his/her parent(s) or guardian speaks French all or most of the time
- The student has had consistent and repeated exposure to the French language outside the academic setting (i.e. summer vacation, church, etc.)
COA (Classe Ouverte Américaine-Level 5 or Above):
The student is enrolled in French classes, but has had no significant French training outside the classroom
Note: We are accepting only 16 casse-tête teams this year! The first 16 teams to register will compete at the March conference. Please check your school registration number on your receipt to assure that your school is eligible to participate in casse-tête.
Only students who are classified in the "A" category can compete in Casse-Tête. No student who is classified as an "F" student can be a member of a Casse-Tête team. This rule is to maintain fairness among all competing teams.
- If a student must withdraw from a competition after his/her registration fee has been paid, the school may substitute another student. Under no circumstances are fees refundable.
- Competitors must observe time limits set in all events. All contestants will be stopped at the expiration of the time limit.
- In all events, the decision of the judges is final.
- Please uphold the standards of behavior and dress code set forth by your school and/or school district.
- Florida state laws require a minimum of one adult chaperone for every ten students or fraction thereof.
- Our CCFF constitution requires that at least one teacher at the participating school be a member of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF).