Competitions

Competition Categories:

Poetry Recitation – Novice 
Students will participate individually. No more than 3 students per school. Students are expected to memorize the poems; no reading is allowed. Students should first introduce themselves and then talk about the poem, including the name of the poem, the author’s name, and the main idea of the poem. After that, students can recite their poem. 

Show and Tell – Intermediate
Students will participate individually. No more than 2 students per school. Students are expected to show the judges an object or a display board and describe it to them; no reading is allowed. Students should first introduce themselves and then complete the presentation within 2 minutes. Students may use notecards and an accompanying PowerPoint. The presentation is to have been prepared by the student, not by a teacher, nor taken directly from books, websites, or other sources. The teacher may help with expressions, grammar, and choice of vocabulary words. 

Speech – Advanced
Students will participate individually. No more than 2 students per school. Students are expected to give a talk on the topic: “改变我人生的时刻 (The moment that changed my life).” Students should first introduce themselves and then complete the presentation within 2 minutes. Students may use notecards and an accompanying PowerPoint. The presentation is to have been prepared by the student, not by a teacher, nor taken directly from books, websites, or other sources. The teacher may help with expressions, grammar, and choice of vocabulary words.

Singing – All levels 
Any number of students may participate in this category. No more than 3 students per school. The performing group will be responsible for bringing the music (.mp3) that can be played on a computer (Mac or PC) or their own musical instruments. The total time for the setting up and the performance should be under 10 minutes. Students should first introduce themselves and then perform. 

2D Art (including Chinese brush painting 国画, Chinese calligraphy 书法, Chinese paper cutting 剪纸, and drawing that displays something from Chinese culture) – All levels 
Click here to submit. (Please include an artist statement and name the files with your name, school name, and grade.)
2D Art online submission deadline is April 1, 2023. All art will be displayed in the JKB hallway and online. Students will participate individually. No limited number of competitors. All entries should be submitted online. All judging will be conducted online. Each entry must be a student’s original work. Use of copyrighted material is not acceptable. Students should add an artist statement in Chinese along with the art. Accepted file format is jpg. Each file should be no larger than 3 MB. Students are welcome to submit their art, even if they do not plan to participate in the Chinese Language Fair on BYU campus in person. In this case, they do not need to pay the registration fee. 
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