Photo / video release and agreement to rules and regulations:

The undersigned hereby consent to use, by the competition Committee, student’s name, likeness, picture, photograph, video clip or quotation in all forms and manner for educational, instructional, or promotional purposes only, and hereby waive any right to inspect or approve the finished version of any written copy that might be used in connection therewith.

By filling out and submitting the online registration form, the applicant agrees to the above rules and regulations of the competition. ​

Please name the file with your full name. Any mention of a participant’s name or school in the essay will be removed to ensure unbiased  judging. Upload essay and/or singing video entry/entries to anonline sharing service. (Youtube, Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, etc.) and only share the url link in the registration form without requiring judges to sign in.

2019 registration (free submission) 

Click here to download the flyer.

2019 Why Learn Chinese Competition


  1. After your submission, you will receive a confirmation email within one week.
  2. Winners will be announced on Jan 27th. Each entrant will receive an email.
  3. Everyone is welcome to attend the award ceremony on Feb 2, 2019 at the Central Washington University  satellite campus in Sammamish, followed by a Lunar New Year Celebration.

​        If you have any question, please email

*Rules for song video submissions:

The singing must be performed in Chinese by an individual or by a team (there is no limit on the number of contestants that can participate in a team). We accept:

  • Contestants sing a Chinese song.
  • Contestants sing any folk or popular songs from the world in Chinese.
  • Contestants sing an original song in Chinese. 
  • ​Chinese chants and raps are acceptable.
  • ​Include the lyrics with the submission either by adding subtitles to the video or in the registration form..
Washington Association for American and Chinese Education