Due to Covid-19, the 2021 Olympiada will take place online – over Skype. Please do not forget to put your Skype name in the registration form. Children will need to take part in headphones. So, please make sure they have them ready.
Since 2009, the editorial board of the literary magazine for Russian-speaking children Malenkaya Kompaniya, together with the American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR), conducts annual Olympiadas of Spoken Russian for heritage speakers (region: Heritage North). Children from 6 to 18 can take part in the contest (there are various levels depending on the age, whether the child studies Russian at home or at school, and other factors). There are three exam boards: Oral Speech, Reading, and Civilization. Each participant is evaluated by all three boards.
The first Olympiada took place in June 2009. The Twelfth Olympiada was held in 2020 online, due to COVID. You may see its results here.
The Thirteenth ACTR Olympiada of Spoken Russian
will take place on Sunday, April 18, 2021 online
Rules and materials for the preparation are here (in Russian).