Washington Association for American and Chinese Education



Grand Prize: $500

1st Place: $100

2nd Place: $80

3rd Place: $50

Finalists (top 15%):
Certificate of Excellence

Submit here.

Submissions  due January 31 , 2018

Limit of one entry per contestant. The entry must be original work and presented in either English or Chinese.

The winner will be notified by email in February, 2018

From November 8th through 10th 2017, China hosted President Donald J. Trump on an official state visit, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Both leaders committed to expand areas of cooperation and generate positive outcomes for the benefit of the citizens of both countries.

2018 Why Learn Chinese Competition

Special Thanks to Our Partners & Sponsors!     

  • Confucius Institute of the State of Washington;
  • Washington Association for Chinese Education;            
  • Chinese Language Teachers Association-WA;
  • China Tomorrow Education Foundation;
  • Chinese Radio Seattle;
  • Little Masters Club



 Middle and High-schoolers


An Essay (400-800 words)  or a Poem (8+ stanzas)


What does multiculturalism mean to me? 



To generate interest in learning Chinese among American students.