Teachers and French learners alike are welcome to participate in a drawing contest celebrating the spirit of the Olympics.
Did you know that each country has a hospitality house that represents them during the Olympic Games?
As we eagerly look forward to the 2024 Olympics in Paris, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States invites all teachers and French learners to participate in a drawing contest capturing to the spirit and unifying values of the games.
The “Mois de la Francophonie” honors this global event and encourages K-8 students to design a logo for a hospitality house from a French-speaking country of their choice for the upcoming Olympics.
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy believes that through sports and the promotion of the Olympic spirit, the French language can effectively convey essential messages to the contemporary American public. These messages include themes such as gender equality, the fight against discrimination, sustainable development, and climate change.
A better understanding of the history and culture of Olympism can also contribute to the influence of the French language in a country that values sports so highly. To this end, this project will focus on developing a wide range of activities that teachers, educators, and students can actively take part in.
Interested French teachers can use lesson plans by visiting FrenchDLI Teaching Resources – Learning Vibes to propose classes on the history, values, and symbols of the Olympic Games from Paris 2024 to Los Angeles 2028. Teachers can additionally access pre-prepared lesson plans and supporting documents for the contest here.
Learn more by visiting FrenchDLI – Teaching Resources.
Who Can Participate?
Whether as individuals or as part of a group associated with a school, Alliance française, or FLAM association, everyone is encouraged to participate in the competition. Open to young French learners nationwide, the contest welcomes participants across specific categories: K-2, 3-5 grades, and 6-8 grades.
Teachers and participants, please be aware that students in the 6-8th grade category will need to write between five and seven sentences on the lesson plan found here. These sentences can be simple and should describe their logo, justify their choice, and explain their country selection.
How Can You Participate?
Embark on this journey by choosing a French-speaking country and imagine its logo for the Olympic Games. To start, you’ll need to find elements for the chosen country and write them in the boxes provided. Then you’ll need to integrate at least three elements into the final logo. Teachers can access pre-prepared pedagogical lesson plans and supporting documents for the contest by clicking here. Explore ten inspiring examples or choose any other French-speaking country that sparks your creativity.
The logo must be hand-drawn, sent in a PDF format, and uploaded to this online form or sent to the following email address: email@example.com indicating the following information: student name, name of school, state, and category of participation.
A jury made up of members of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, French-speaking consulates, and AATF teachers will evaluate the drawings and determine the winners.
Competition Launch: January 16, 2024
Deadline for entries: March 20, 2024
Publication of competition results: March 30, 2024
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy is offering students tickets to the virtual exhibition at the Sports Museum in Nice as well as other surprises from Francophone countries.
Now that you know the rules…on your mark, get set, GO.
We are grateful to our generous partners for their individual contributions to this project. We would like to express our gratitude to the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF), the National Museum of Sports (Nice), Institut Francais, CAVILAM – Alliance français, CLEMI, and Learning Vibes.