Intersteno Internet Contests

Internet Contest 2021

2021 Internet Keyboarding Competition

This competition is the most important international championship.

It is open to students from public, private schools or associations and for seniors who register through their Intersteno National group.

The certificate received by successful participants is an important asset for professional life.

The goals are to foster proficiency in the use of the keyboard and to engage young people in fair and healthy competition with their peers all over the world. Each competitor can compare his results with those of other participants of the same age category not only in his native language, but also in foreign languages.

Thanks to this competition, schools are able to show their presence on the Web at the international level about a useful ability at any learning level. It is clear that a professional approach in keyboarding is a basic competence useful in any type of school and helps to fulfill the growing demand for producing documents and communicating with the aid of computers and tablets.

The contest consists of ten-minutes of text entry, using special software available on the website (in Taki and ZAV formats).

Grading in accuracy and speed are done according to internationally agreed-upon standards based on long experience and intensive investigations.


  • We have managed to have a text in Japanese, so we invite “All Japan typists” to compete in their mother language.
  • Unfortunately, we are not able to offer you the Latin version of this text.
  • The software has been implemented so that after competing in 16 languages, the software will no longer allow the competitor to continue.
  • Japanese competitors must take care that the 17th language is not Japanese.
  • We welcome some competitors from Serbia and propose a text in Serbian Cyrillic and Serbian Latin, as an alternative to the Croatian text.
  • Competitors from Croatia have to take care not to choose one of these languages instead of their mother language.
  • Correction of errors: it is now possible to move the mouse backwards to erase and/or add text, and then return to its typing point.
Internet Contest Winners 2019

During the opening ceremony of the 52nd congress in Cagliari (July 2019), Jaroslav Zaviačič and Helena Zaviačičová awarded 8 winners of the 2019 Internet contest. Of course they were present to participate in the World Championship! Most of them were successful and classified in the first places in their age category.


It is open to students from public, private schools or associations, and for seniors (21 years and over) who register through their Intersteno National group.

Two types of championships:

  • Mother tongue: competitors write in their mother tongue.
    Competing in one’s mother tongue is compulsory.
  • Multilingual competition: competitors take part in 2 or more of the 17 available languages on the Taki & Zav software. Only one attempt per each language is allowed.
    After 16 language tests, the software doesn’t allow you to continue.

Results are ranked according to the following age categories:

  • children: up to 12 years (born in 2009 or after),
  • pupils: 13 – 16 years (born in 2008, 2007, 2006 or 2005),
  • juniors: 17 – 20 years (born in 2004, 2003, 2002 or 2001),
  • seniors: older than 20 years (born in 2000 or earlier).

To qualify competitors must perform within the following limits:

Min. char./minute
Max. % errors
1 %
1 %
1 %
0,5 %

Participation fees

  • 5 euro for participation only in the mother tongue,
  • 7 euro for competitors writing in two or more languages.

The fee must be sent before 14th May 2021. Please contact the Intersteno representative in your Country or, if there is no representative, please send your money directly to:
Intersteno, Kapellestraat 124, BE-8020 Oostkamp, Belgium
IBAN: BE53-0682-3189-0853
To non-European countries we suggest to transfer payments using: Paypal.

Read more for all the Rules of the Intersteno Internet Contests

It is attended every year by more than 1500 participants all over the world.

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
262 239 750 885 992 1249 1214 1451 1320


2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
1340 1720 1666 1811 1799 1196 1248 1243 1517

Country Representatives

Country representative
Contest responsible
Argentina Mr. Victor González Mr. Jorge Alberto Bravo jorgebravo2005 @
vhgonzalez32 @
Austria Mr. Martin Springinklee Mr. Martin Springinklee martin.springinklee @
Belgium Ms. Georgette Sante Ms. Georgette Sante (French) gsante @
Ms. Agnes Coeckelberghs (Dutch) agnescoec @
Canada   ask to jury president gsante @
Croatia Ms. Kristina Zlodi Ms. Nikolina Vicković Žubi kristina.zlodi @
nikolina.vickovic @
Czech Republic Mr. Jaroslav Zaviačič Ms. Helena Zaviačičová jaroslav @
helena @
Finland Mr. Jari Niittuinperä   jari.niittuinpera @
France Mr. Jean-Charles Le Masson Mr. Jean-Charles Le Masson jclemasson @
contact @
Germany Ms. Annemarie Mersch Mr. Uwe Brüdigam Annemarie.Mersch @
Uwe.Bruedigam @
Hungary Ms. Anita Dobos Mr. Tamás Tanai anitadobos0725 @
tanai0011 @
Italy Ms. Elena Graziosi Ms. Paola Pilotti
pilotti.paola @
Japan Mr. Tsuguo Kaneko Mr. Takahiro Sumino tsuguo.kaneko @
sumino @
Luxemburg Ms. Nicole Gangolf Ms. Nicole Gangolf nicole.gangolf @
Poland Mr. Krystian Wawrzynek Ms. Teresa Wawrzynek krystian.wawrzynek @
teresa.wawrzynek @
Romania   Ms. Marcela Farcasiu marcela.farcasiu @
Russia Ms. Nora Berezina Ms. Nora Berezina nora @
gzos @
Slovak Republic Ms. Anna Škovierová Ms. Janka Borgulova askovierova @
jborgulova @
Spain   ask to jury president gsante @
Switzerland Mr. Mauro Panzera Ms. Raffaella Signorelli mpanzera @
rsigno @
The Netherlands Ms. Joke Bakker Mr. Bernhard Boot  joke.m.bakker @
interinfo @
Turkey Mr. Seçkin Köse Ms. Meral Yener seckinkose49 @
sampiyons @
United Kingdom Ms. Mary Sorene Ms. Mary Sorene marysorene @
United States Ms. Virgene Biggers Mr. Russell Page vkbiggers @
russellpagedc @

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