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Intersteno Internet Contest 2023

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This competition is the most important international championship, attended by more than 1500 participants who compete in 17 languages. 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 as many as 17 foreign languages. Grading in accuracy and speed are done according to internationally agreed-upon standards based on long experience and intensive investigations. 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.  This ability, in mother tongue (native language) as well as in foreign languages, will be an important asset for professional life and can be demonstrated by the certificate received by successful participants. The goal of this competition is 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. The contest consists of ten-minutes of text entry, using special software available on the website  (in Taki and ZAV formats). 

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.

The 21st edition of the International Keyboarding Championship by Internet will take place from March 27th to April 28th in 2023. Participants can compete in 17 languages.

The participation fee is 5 € for mother language, 7 € for multilingual competition.

Text Production, 10 minutes, 50 penalty points/error

Two types of championships:

  • Mother tongue: competitors write in their mother tongue
  • 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. If several national versions of one language are available (for example German and German for Switzerland), or if the languages are very similar (Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Montenegrin) the competitor may use only one of these language versions.

Results are ranked according to the following age categories:

  • children: up to 12 years (born in 2011 or after),
  • pupils: 13 – 16 years (born in 2010, 2009, 2008 or 2007),
  • juniors: 17 – 20 years (born in 2006, 2005, 2004 or 2003),
  • seniors: older than 20 years (born in 2002 or earlier).


Min. char./minute

Max. % errors



1 %



1 %



1 %



0,5 %


Registration for individual competitors here.

Registration for schools or associations here.

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