It is time again for the annual Chinese Writing Contest, which is open to all Queensland schools teaching Chinese between years 5 - 12.

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 5 and 14 October 2021. As usual, there are eight sections to cater for different year levels and students’ language background:








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 will be emailed to Queensland schools in early September. If you have not received a contest pack via email by the end of September 2021, please contact SLC Engagement via email

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, Friday 22 October 2021. 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 19 November 2021. 

Enquiries: Dr Melody Chang or SLC Engagement