2014 The 2nd Annual Chinese Writing Contest at CIMTSU

Sponsored by Tennessee News

                                                         The 2nd Annual Chinese Essay Contes

                                                          Hosted by Confucius Institute at MTSU

 

I.  Purpose

The purpose of this contest is to arouse Chinese Americans and American Chinese learners’ interest in Chinese learning, offer them a chance to present their Chinese writing skills and increase their understanding of Chinese language and culture.

II. Organizer

Confucius Institute at Middle Tennessee State University

III.Participant

All Chinese learners are eligible to participate in this contest. Participants must be current residents of Tennessee.

IV.Essay Topic

My Best Friend

V. Contest Category

To encourage all Chinese learners of all background and ages, the contest is divided into three categories: Elementary Chinese Writing for Non-Heritage; Advanced Chinese Writing for Non-Heritage; Chinese Writing for Heritage Chinese learners.

(The category division of all writing papers will be determined by Confucius Institute according to the length and content of the papers and participant’s Chinese learning time.)

VI. Writing Requirements

  1. The essay must be written in Chinese characters.
  2. There are no limitations on the writing genre; all forms are acceptable except drama.
  3. Length: 200 – 600 characters.
  4. Electronic copy is required. Please submit your essay by email with the subject as “Chinese Writing Contest – (your name)”.
  5. Every participant can submit one essay only.

VII.   Contest Registration

Each participant must submit a completed online registration form.

Each participant must submit the essay by email to cimtsu@mtsu.edu

Both the application and essay must be submitted by the Deadline: November 14, 2014

VIII.Contest Procedure

October 1 – November 14, 2014                              Participant registration and essay submission

November 15 – November 21, 2014                      Judging committee evaluates essays

November 24, 2014                                                     Winners Announcement

Grand Recognition will be informed later.

IX. Awards

Advanced Chinese Writing for Non-Heritage

  • One 1st Prize
  • Three 2nd Prizes
  • Five 3rd Prizes
  • Honorable Mentions

 

Elementary Chinese Writing for Non-Heritage

  • One 1st Prize
  • Three 2nd Prizes
  • Five 3rd Prizes
  • Honorable Mentions

 

Chinese Writing for Heritage Chinese

  • One 1st Prize
  • Three 2nd Prizes
  • Five 3rd Prizes
  • Honorable Mentions

 

Outstanding Institution Award

  • A special award will be given to organizations that recommend and encourage students’ active involvement in this contest.
  • Selected essays will be published in the CIMTSU magazine.
  • Each participant will receive a certificate of participation.

X. Contest Judges

The judging committee will be composed of Chinese faculties from Confucius Institute, Chinese teachers and scholars from the local community.

XI.Organizer Contact Information

Confucius Institute Website:             http://www.mtsu.edu/cimtsu

Competition Contact Email:              yu.zhang@mtsu.edu / yiping.cui@mtsu.edu

Essay Submission Email:                 cimtsu@mtsu.edu

Confucius Institute telephone:          615-494-8696

Confucius Institute Address:            Confucius Institute at MTSU                              

Participants also need to e-mail the electronic essay and personal information (Name, School, Grade, Chinese Teachers’ name, Telephone, E-mail and Mail Address) for us.

 

第二届田纳西州中文写作比赛

I.   比赛宗旨与目的

本次写作比赛旨在激发中田纳西地区华裔与非华裔汉语学习者的热情,提供一个展示汉语写作能力的机会,促进他们对中国语言和中华文化的理解。

II.  主办单位

中田纳西州立大学孔子学院主办

III. 参赛对象

居住在田纳西州、具有非中国国籍、在中国以外国家出生成长的华裔或非华裔汉语学习者。

IV. 写作主题

《我最好的朋友》

V.  比赛分组

为了鼓励不同背景和年龄的中文学习者参加,比赛将设三个级别:非华裔中文学习者高级中文写作;非华裔中文学习者初级中文写作;华裔中文学习者中文写作。 (初高级分组将由孔院根据参赛者文章的长短,内容及参赛者学习中文时间进行统一划分)

VI. 稿件要求

  1. 参赛稿件必须用中文汉字写作。
  2. 写作文体不限(戏剧除外)。
  3. 字数200-600。
  4. 每位参赛选手均需提供电子稿件一份。电子稿件请在邮件主题上加注“Chinese Writing Contest-(选手的姓名)”字样。
  5. 每位参赛选手限投一篇稿件。

VII. 报名方式

  1. 参赛者须提交一份完整的网络报名表。
  2. 电子稿件请发至cimtsu@mtsu.edu

  3  报名表与电子稿件须在2014年11月14日前提交送至

VIII.比赛安排

  1. 2014年10月1日 – 11月14日                         征集稿件
  2. 2014年11月15日 – 11月21日                  评委会评审稿件
  3. 2014年11月24日                                        公布获奖名单
  4. 颁奖仪式另行通知

IX.  奖励和奖励方式

非华裔中文学习者高级中文写作组

  • 一等奖1名
  • 二等奖3名
  • 三等奖5名
  • 荣誉奖

 

非华裔中文学习者初级中文写作组

  • 一等奖1名
  • 二等奖3名
  • 三等奖5名
  • 荣誉奖

 

华裔中文学习者中文写作组

  • 一等奖1名
  • 二等奖3名
  • 三等奖5名
  • 荣誉奖

 

优秀组织奖

  • 优秀组织单位奖将授予积极参与和组织学生参赛的单位和学校。

  部分获奖作品将刊登在《孔子学院期刊》上。

 所有参赛者都将获得一份荣誉证书。

X. 比赛评委

评委将由中田纳西州立大学孔子学院汉语教师、田纳西地区专业汉语教师以及当地社区中国著名学者组成。

XI.主办单位联系方式

孔子学院官网:                   http://www.mtsu.edu/cimtsu

写作比赛联系人邮件:       yu.zhang@mtsu.edu / yiping.cui@mtsu.edu

电子稿提交邮件:               cimtsu@mtsu.edu

孔子学院电话:                  615-494-8696

孔子学院地址:                  Confucius Institute at MTSU, Peck Hall, Room 106, 1301 East  Main Street, Murfreesboro, TN, 37132

                                         

 附:参赛者还需将作文的电子版以及姓名、学校、年级、中文老师姓名、电话、电子邮件和邮寄地址等相关信息一同以电子邮件的形式发给我们。

 

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