Competitions

Competition Categories:

       Competition #1 Poetry recitation 诗歌背诵比赛 (1117 JKB)

       Competition #2 Show and Tell 简报比赛 (1119 JKB)

       Competition #3 Show and Tell, Speech 简报比赛、演讲比赛 (1125 JKB)

       Competition #4 Speech 演讲比赛 (1127 JKB)

       Competition #5 Singing 歌唱比赛 (2105 JKB)

       Competition #6 Singing 歌唱比赛 (2107 JKB)

 

Poetry Recitation – Novice

Students will participate individually. 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. 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. Students are expected to give a speech on the topic: “创造力的重要性 (The Significance of Creativity).” 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
This category includes solo and group performances. The performing individual or group will be responsible for providing the music in .mp3 format, which can be played on a computer (Mac or PC) or their own musical instruments. The total time allocated for setup and performance should not exceed 10 minutes. Students are expected to introduce themselves before their performance. 
 
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 
2D Art online submission deadline is April 1, 2023. Please include the artwork and an artist statement. Name both files with your name, school name, and grade. All artwork will be displayed in the JKB hallway and online. Students will participate individually. 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 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.