It is time again for the annual Chinese Writing Contest, which is open to all Queensland schools teaching Chinese.

Again this year, the Confucius Institute at The University of Queensland will sponsor two Supreme Awards: one each for the best overall entry from Sections I-IV and Sections V-VIII. This is in addition to the usual First, Second, and Third Prize for each section.

The Writing Contest should be held in your School on the day(s) of your choice between 8 and 19 October 2018. As usual, there are eight sections to cater for different year levels and students’ language background:

Non‑native Speakers

Native Speakers

Section

Year level

Section

Year level

I

5‑6

V

5‑6

II

7‑8

VI

7‑8

III

9‑10

VII

9‑10

IV

11‑12

VIII

11‑12

Students who are native speakers of Mandarin or any Chinese dialect can only enter in the Native Speakers Sections. For fairness to the students who are non-native speakers of Chinese, please ensure that this rule is strictly adhered to. Any students who studied until year 2 in a Chinese speaking country like mainland China or Taiwan should be categorised in the Native Speakers Sections.

The writing tasks for the Contest have been prepared by Chinese teachers in our School. The task statements and answer sheets have been mailed to Queensland schools. If you have not received your contest pack by the end of August 2018, please email events@languages-cultures.uq.edu.au

The best two entries for each Section from each School will be submitted for judging. If more than two are submitted, only two randomly selected entries will be assessed. 

All entries should be received by the School by close of business, Wednesday 31 October 2018. The final judging will be undertaken by a panel of three Chinese language teachers from the School of Languages and Cultures. 

All participating schools will be notified of the results by 23 November 2018. 

Enquiries: melody.chang@uq.edu.au and events@languages-cultures.uq.edu.au