Contest Administration Guidelines

Teachers will access the Contest by following the information in the order confirmation sent via e-mail. After logging in to their account on Lingco, they will invite students or forward the appropriate link to the students.

Teachers must provide students with the secret code in order for students to access the 2024 Contest.

  • We strongly urge you to have your students try the practice test BEFORE doing the 2024 Contest to familiarize themselves with the testing and to make sure that their device is compatible.
  • Teachers MAY proctor their own students.
  • Students in a level may test at different times. Students in different levels may test in the same room.
  • Make-up Contests ARE permitted.
  • On-line testing is set-up for testing over more than one testing period: you may chose to do Part A one day and Part B a second day.
  • Length of Contest: Levels 01-1-2-3 have 30 minutes for Part A and 30 minutes for Part B. Levels 4 and 5 have 45 minutes for Part A and 30 minutes for Part B.
  • We understand that some schools may be closed and that teachers will be using distance learning techniques. The online Contest is perfect for this situation. However, students MUST BE PROCTORED. If students are NOT proctored, they will be Hors Concours and ineligible for national awards. Information on proctoring your students virtually is available here. We will require teachers to complete an attestation form confirming the students were proctored.
  • Lingco can determine if students use an online resource such as Google translate. If Lingco determines this has occurred, student results will be disqualified and will be considered Hors Concours.

Students may access review tests an unlimited number of times.

Student may only submit their answers to the 2024 Contest ONE TIME.

If there are technical problems such as a power failure, internet interruptions that affect an entire class or verifiable problems with the device the student is using, we may be able to re-set the student.


  • If students leave the test screen (for example, if they click on the screen or type in the address bar to go to a different website), they may not be able to re-access that part Contest.
  • If students attempt to go to a different tab or switch screens, their results may be submitted.
  • If students take too long and run out of time, they will not be able to re-access this part of the Contest.

In these situations, for the interest of fairness to all students, we may not be able to re-set the student.  Please contact for assistance.

All requests must be documented in writing. No phone calls will be accepted.