2013 Chinese Speech, Composition and Talent Contests at the Confucius Institute

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Guidelines for this year’s Chinese Speech, Composition and Talent contest have been released and can be found on the Portland State University website.  Two main contests will occur this spring.

Composition, Pen & Brush-Pen Calligraphy Contests:

Students K-12 plus college, graduate students and adults can enter to win honors for their Chinese calligraphy work or Chinese composition. Many topics are available to choose from including (but not limited to. See list on application):

Why do I like China and Chinese people?
• Who do I like Chinese Language and Chinese Culture?
• Why do I learn Chinese?
• My Chinese Teacher(s)
• My Chinese/American/Foreign friend(s)
• The importance of learning Chinese
• My family and friends
• My favorite class/course at school
• An unforgettable Chinese class

Composition and calligraphy works must be turned in by mail or in person, along with the application form, by April 30, 2013.

Chinese Speech and Talent Contest:

Speeches will be given on May 19, 2013 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Portland State University. Participants must register by April 30, 2013.

Each speaker will give a speech in Chinese for no more than 4 minutes on one of several topics (see list above). Following the speech, each participant will perform a 2 minute talent of their choice.

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