​​​​​​​​​​Organizers 主办单位

Confucius Institute of the State of Washington (CIWA)
http://confucius.washington.edu

Washington Association for American and Chinese Education (WAACE)
http://www.waace.org

Cultural Exploration of Greater China Foundation (CE)
http://culturalexploration.org


Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)

​http://www.k12.wa.us/

Special thanks to Cultural Exploration of Greater China Foundation (CE) for founding and operating the Washington State Chinese Language and Talent Competition for seven years. Click here for the story!


Purpose 宗旨

  • To generate further interest in the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture among instructors and students
  • To acknowledge and reward the achievements of the students and teachers
  • To provide a positive venue for students with diverse backgrounds to come together to share knowledge and learning experiences
  • Provide online Chinese learning resources


 
Format 比赛形式

Instead of the onsite competition, the 2017 WA Chinese Language and Talent Competition will be a VIDEO competition. Entrants submit a video of no more than 4 minutes.

For more information, please see the rules & regulations (Chinese version) and (English version).

 
Awards 奖励
The winners will receive certificates from Office of Superintendent of Public Instructions, and scholarships (Cash prize of $50 for individuals, and $100for team competitions) will be given to the top three performers in each division of each category.  The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday May 28, 2017, beginning at 2:00 pm in the Chief Sealth International High School’s auditorium. 


Timeline 投稿日期
Entry submission is now closed!


Registration 参赛方法
Before you start your application and  entry submission online, please make sure you have completed the first two steps.
 Registration is now closed! Thank you for your participation.

1..Upload video entry/entries to an online sharing service. (Youtube, Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, etc.)


When uploading a video to YouTube, please change the privacy settings for that video to Unlisted. If your video is already uploaded, go to your video manager under the drop down menu and you can change the privacy settings for each video.

Unlisted means your video will not come up in search results or on your channel either.  Please share the link with the competition administration committee. Only our committee and judges can view it.

2.Parents or guardians sign the
release and waiver form and email it to president@waace.org. Please note every contestant in a group needs a release and waiver form. * The file should be saved in the format; "Contestant First Name Last Name". 

You may also mail your filled out release and waiver form to 
Chinese Language and Talent Competition c/o Ms. Jiang 1122 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075. 
(Post marked by April 21st, 2017!!)

3. Fill out the entry application form and paste the shared link of your uploaded video, Shared link should NOT ask for a login. Please see uploading instruction.


4. The registration fee must be paid on-line by using PayPal. 


Participants will receive a confirmation by email upon completing the registration and submission process.



 
Registration Fee 报名费
Registration fee is$5per person per event for each competition (individual or team) entered (entering one competition is $5, two will be $10, three will be $15, etc.). The registration fee must be paid on-line by using PayPal when registering.  The registration fee is non-refundable.

Please note that the registration fee can be waived for participants on subsidized school meal plans. 


 
Competition Categories 比赛项目
The following list includes all available competitions based on grade levels of the participants.  
 
Lower Elementary (Grades K-2) 小学低年级组

Team Poetry Recitation   团体诗歌朗诵
Individual Poetry Recitation  个人诗歌朗诵  
Individual or Team Talent Show  才艺竞赛 (个人或团体)
Individual or Team Chinese Singing  歌唱比赛(个人或团体)
Individual or Team Language Arts  口语才艺竞赛(个人或团体)


Upper Elementary (Grades 3-5) 小学中高年级组

Team Poetry Recitation   团体诗歌朗诵
Story Telling  说故事
Individual or Team Talent Show  才艺竞赛(个人或团体)  
Individual or Team Chinese Singing  歌唱比赛(个人或团体)
Individual or Team Language Arts  口语才艺竞赛(个人或团体)



Middle School (Grades 6-8) 初中组

Group Poetry Recitation   团体诗歌朗诵  
Public Speaking   演讲
Individual or Team Talent Show  才艺竞赛(个人或团体)
Individual or Team Chinese Singing  歌唱比赛(个人或团体)
Individual or Team Language Arts  口语才艺竞赛(个人或团体)


 
High School (Grades 9-12) 高中组

Group Poetry Recitation   团体诗歌朗诵
Public Speaking   演讲
Individual or Team Talent Show  才艺竞赛(个人或团体)
Individual or Team Chinese Singing  歌唱比赛(个人或团体)
Individual or Team Language Arts  口语才艺竞赛(个人或团体)


*** Poems

***Speech topics:

Topic for the Middle School Division “我喜欢......”

Topic for the High School Division “我没有手机的一天”

***Language Arts topic:

Chinese idioms 中国成语(not limited to four Chinese characters 不限四字成语,not limited to one idiom不限数量)    
 

Competition Class 比赛分级
Please note that there are three classes for Individual Language-Based competitions (i.e. Individual Poetry Recitation 个人诗歌朗诵, Story Telling说故事 and Public Speaking演讲). The Competition Class is based on the contestant’s individual language ability (not based on the contestant’s family background or birth or origin). Individual Language-Based competitions are intended for students who are learning Chinese as a second language. We ask that students who studied in schools in Chinese speaking countries and still speak Chinese as a primary language now not sign up.

Class A: This class is intended to challenge students with advanced Chinese skills (or the champion from the B Class last year). It is designed for students who can communicate in Chinese fluently with very little foreign accent.  Students who lived or vacationed in Chinese speaking countries, or in addition to school, still have the opportunity to communicate with others such as parents, relatives, or friends in Chinese may compete in this class.

Please take note that the champion of Class A from last year will not be eligible for the competition in class A. Please refer details in the following Restrictions of Qualification section for other classes.

Class B: This class is designated for students whose Chinese proficiency is at intermediate level (or the champion from the C Class last year). Students who communicate well in Chinese but carry an accent in a way that people can recognize as a second-language learner may compete in this class.

Class C: This class is designed for students whose Chinese proficiency is at beginner level.  Students who are not yet able to perform complex communicative tasks in Chinese and still find oral presentation a challenge are encouraged to compete under this class.

 *** Please note that the judges have the right to promote students whose Chinese language skills are much higher than expected for Class B or C to compete in Class A or B. Please kindly respect the judges’ decisions.

*** For students who are not sure about which class to register for, please consult with their Chinese language teachers or contact the event organizer using the Contact Information below. 

 
Competition Restriction 比赛资格限制

1.The champions (individual or team) from last year are not eligible to sign up for the same competition (with an exception of China Knowledge Bowl) at the same grade or class until there is at least one year of separation (i.e. they cannot compete at Class C two years in a row).  China Knowledge Bowl participants, regardless of their places the year before, can sign up at the same level based on their grade level.  The rest of the Champions are encouraged to skip to the next level of the challenge such as signing up for Class A instead of Class B, or signing up for Grades 3-5 instead of Grades K-2.

2.In a team competition, students at a lower grade level can join the team at a higher grade, i.e. Grades K-2 students can join a Grades 3-5 team, but not vice versa, i.e. Grades 3-5 students cannot join a Grades K-2 team.

No contestant can compete in the same category more than once (except for the Poetry Recitation). For example, if a contestant signs up to compete individually or with a group in the Singing competition (歌唱比赛), he/she cannot sign up to compete again even as a background singer or help with a musical instrument for another performer or group. However, a student can compete once in Individual Poetry Recitation (个人诗歌朗诵) and another time in Team Poetry Recitation (团体诗歌朗诵).

 
Please also note that parents or teachers may only film the video. Any assistance or cues from the parents or teachers to the contestants during the process of filming are strictly prohibited.  The violation of this rule will result in a disqualification.

 
Contact Information 询问处

For further information or questions regarding the competition, please email competition@waace.org



2017 Washington State Chinese Language and Talent Competition Co-Sponsors

  • Wahaha Youth Club
  • Chinese Language Teachers Association-WA (CLTA-WA)
  • China Tomorrow Education Foundation
  • Chinese Radio Seattle
  • Little Masters Club

Entry Submission is now closed! Thank you for your interest in joining WACLTC 2017. Our awesome judges are busy looking over all your entries ready for the big announcement in the coming days.

Stay tuned to our website and emails for the results!


Winners will be announced at the beginning of May 2017.

华盛顿州中文学艺竞赛

Washington State Chinese Language and Talent Competition

Washington Association for American and Chinese Education

华盛顿美中教育协会