2016 “为什么学中文”大赛

Flyer(English),        Flyer(Chinese)

Why Learn Chinese Competition

“Why Learn Chinese Competition” is a written/visual submission-based competition. Students all over Washington can enter for a chance to win prizes up to $200 by creatively answering the prompts:

6th-12th “When American Dream Meets Chinese Dream…” 

K-5th      “A famous Chinese Person Who Has Influenced you”

Who? Middle and high school students are welcome to submit entries to creatively address the question of “When the American Dream Meets the Chinese Dream”.  What does the American dream mean to you? Do you know the Chinese dream? How can both dreams come true? What our young generation can do to improve a more positive US-China relationship? Why learn Chinese?

In order to encourage young learners, WAACE also provides a particular prompt of “Describe a Famous Chinese Person Who Has Influenced You” to K-5 students.  All entries are evaluated with the same criteria.

What? Contestants can submit either:

A written entry: an essay (450-600 words), poem (8+ stanzas) or

A video entry: a song, speech or another creative format (2- 5 minutes) When? Online submissions until July 31 , 2016.

Where? Complete the registration form and submit responses online http://www.waace.org. Send video entries directly to [email protected], or upload to an online sharing service and submit the link. Limit one entry per contestant.

The entry must be original, in English or Chinese, and depict the prompts of ” When the American Dream Meets the Chinese Dream” (6-12) or “A Famous Chinese Person Who Has Influenced You” (K-5). The award ceremony will be held at the University of Washington. Date TBA. Why? Share ideas on the importance of China, and win cash prizes! Grand Prize: $200

Winner’s entry will be recommended by WAACE and mailed or emailed to the White House. The grand prize winner will also be the ambassador for 2017 WLC competition.

Three categories: High School, Middle School and Elementary School

First Place: $100 (1 from each category)

Second Place: $80 (3 from each category)

Third Place: $50 (5 from each category)

Finalists (top 15%): Certificate of Excellence

All entries will be reviewed by a judging panel composed of certified teachers and professionals with Chinese experience. They will be looking for superior ideas, message, and content rather than writing/performing skills. Our chief judges will decide the grand prize.

Please visit http://www.waace.org for more information.

Questions? [email protected]

This event is co-sponsored by Little Masters Club. Check out the complete partner and sponsor list at http://www.waace.org

“为什么学中文”大赛是一项文字或者录影的线上投稿比赛。华盛顿州的全体学生都可以参赛,赢取高达二百美金的奖金,以下是今年的主题提示:

6-12年级 “当美国梦遇见中国梦……” 

K-5年级  “一位影响过你的中国名人”

参赛选手

中学生和高中生请根据“当美国梦遇见中国梦……”的提示创作。美国梦对你来说意味着什么?你了解中国梦吗?怎么可以让两大梦想都得以实现?我们年轻一代可以做什么来推动更积极的美中关系?为什么学中文?

为了鼓励年幼的中文学习者,我们为K-5年级的学生特别设了”一位影响过你的中国名人”的提示。所有稿件会按照相同的标准评审。

形式规则

写作: 文章 (450-600字), 诗歌 (8节以上)

录影 :唱歌, 演讲或者其它创意 (2-5 分钟)

每个参赛者限投一个作品。必须为英文或中文的原创作品。

时间地点

线上投稿的截止日期 07/31/2016

在华盛顿美中教育协会的官方网站http://www.waace.org上填写参赛者信息并上传稿件。或者直接将录影发送到 [email protected]的邮箱,或者将录影上传到在线存储空间并将连接分享给[email protected]

颁奖典礼的时间和地点会另行通知。

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