Washington Association for American and Chinese Education


The search is on for the 2022 competition theme!

One theme idea will be selected by the contest committee to spark creativity during the 2022 "Why Learn Chinese" Competition and "Why Learn Languages" Competition. The student who submits the winning entry will receive $50 from the contest committee.

We’re looking for the most original theme ideas. Past themes and duplicate submissions are not considered. Copyrighted sayings are not accepted. 

To participate, complete and submit the form here.


Note: Your information will ONLY be used to notify the winner of the Theme Search Contest and for invitations to the Virtual Awards Ceremony in May. The winner will be announced on the WAACE website by the end of Feb. 

We are looking forward to your submission!

Download the flyer here.

Past Themes

2021 How Can Learning Chinese Help in a Very Challenging Time?

2020 What Part of Chinese Culture Has Motivated You to Continue Learning Chinese?

2019 Challenging and Exciting Moments on My Journey to Learning Chinese

2018 What Does Multiculturalism Mean to Me? 

2017 China in My Eyes

2016 When the American Dream Meets the Chinese Dream...

2011-2015 Why Learn Chinese

Theme Search Contest