To provide a stage for Chinese learners across North Carolina to present their Chinese speaking skills, increase their understanding of Chinese language and culture, and inspire more local people to study Chinese.
Contestants will be placed into two major groups (immersion & non-immersion) based on the school’s classiﬁcation. Each contestant is required to specify his/her total Chinese class hours on the registration form. The judging committee will then place each contestant into a speciﬁc level based on the contestant’s length of study.
Non-heritage Chinese speakers (under age 28) who are currently living in North Carolina.
The judging committee will include Chinese faculties from the Confucius Institute and Chinese teachers and scholars from the local community.
Confucius Institute at NC State University
Please submit an online registration form at: http://bit.ly/1RwAnjV. School information and Chinese class hours must be speciﬁed. Contestant’s level will be decided by the judging committee after the registration period ends. This form will ofﬁcially close on February 19, 2016 at 11:59pm (ET). We will not accept anymore registrations after the registration form closes, no exceptions. Be sure to check your registration and submission statuses at: http://bit.ly/1jfoBPK.
Please submit a short video through the online form http://www.jotform.us/form/52784386031155 by February 19. Contestants are encouraged to creatively showcase his/her Chinese level, acceptable ways include story-telling, reading, etc. The video must be in Chinese and should not exceed 3 minutes in length. Video contents must be submitted through the online form listed above, video submission through email attachments and/or other methods will not be accepted. Video submission form will ofﬁcially close on February 19, 2016 at 11:59pm (ET). Preliminary round results will be announced on March 14, 2016.
April 9, 2016 | NC State University Campus, Raleigh, NC
All ﬁnalists will be invited to compete in the ﬁnal round. During the ﬁnal round, contestants will be asked to, in Chinese, give a memorized speech, describe an image, or answer a question, speciﬁc format will depend on each contestant’s level. We will announce ﬁnal round details to the ﬁnalists after March 14, 2016. Finalists who travel far to compete in the ﬁnal round may apply for transportation compensation.