To generate interest in learning Chinese among American students.

"How can learning Chinese help in a very challenging time?"

 April 16th, 2021


Open to any middle school and high school student in Washington State



An essay of 400-800 words or a poster regarding this prompt:
"How can learning Chinese help in a very challenging time?"

-The written entry must be original, in English or Chinese.
-The poster must be original as well, either hand-drawn or computer-generated.
  Posters should be graphically attractive and use dynamic messaging. 
-Limit only one entry per contestant.
​-All entries will be reviewed by a judging panel composed of certified teachers and professionals with Chinese language experience. They will be looking for superior ideas, messages, and content rather than writing/drawing skills.

Brought to you by WAACE and Why Learn Languages Organization

Rewards and Prizes

(Separate prizes for both categories):​
1st place: $100 (1 winner)
2nd place: $80 (3 winners)
3rd place: $50 (5 winners)
Finalists (Top 10%): Certificate of Excellence

Outstanding Contributor Award: $100 (1 winner)
-The Outstanding Contributor Award recognizes a teacher or an organization who has demonstrated dedication and support to the competition by encouraging the MOST participants to join the competition.

Washington Association for American and Chinese Education



2021 Why Learn Chinese Competition

Please choose one of the following ways to submit your essay/poster. 

1) Enter a SHAREABLE URL link in the form that does NOT require judges to sign in. Your essay/poster should be automatically accessed by the judges.

Submission Link 1: http://bit.ly/WLL2021shareablelink


2) Upload a file in the form. All uploaders need to be logged in with Google accounts.

Submission Link 2: http://bit.ly/WLL2021fileupload

*  As we enter our 10th year, we are considering launching a new chapter. We are collaborating with the Why Learn Languages Competition to promote world language education together. Please select the CHINESE language in the registration form.