QLD Chinese Bridge Competition 2018 - Registrations Open

QLD Chinese Bridge Competition 2018 - Registrations Open

Sat 19 May 2018 8:30am

              

 

2018 CHINESE BRIDGE CHINESE PROFICIENCY COMPETITION

QUEENSLAND PRELIMINARY

 

Chinese Bridge Competition

The "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for International University Students is a large-scale international contest sponsored by the Office of the Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) in Beijing and is well-known in cultural and educational exchanges worldwide. The competition is held yearly and is organised and carried out by the Organising Committee. This is the 17th "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition. To date more than 1,000,000 university students from over 120 countries have participated in the competition.

The 2018 Queensland Preliminary Competition, hosted by the Tourism Confucius Institute at Griffith University in conjunction with the Chinese Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Brisbane and the Confucius Institute at The University of Queensland, will be held on May 19th 2018 at the Griffith University Nathan Campus. Compete for a range of prizes, with the top two participants winning an all-expense-paid trip to China (including round-trip tickets, accommodation, food and transportation within China) to experience China first-hand and compete with other students from around the world in the Chinese Bridge grand final.

       

 

Chinese Bridge Information

1. Theme of the Event: One World, One Family 

2. Eligibility for Participants:

2.1 Common Group

The Common group will be divided into a Lower Division and an Advanced Division, but the eligibility is the same:

  • Must be an enrolled university student in Queensland
  • Be between 18 to 30 years old
  • Non-Chinese national
  • Born and raised outside of China
  • Mother tongue is not Chinese
  • Participants who were selected to participate in the international final in China last year are ineligible to compete this year

2.2 Special Group

  • University students who are more than 30 years old; or Confucius Institute students who are least 18 years old and are studying Chinese at Confucius Institutes from The University of Queensland, the Queensland University of Technology or Griffith University.
  • Non-Chinese national
  • Born and raised outside of China
  • Mother tongue is not Chinese
  • Have lived in China less than two years

3. Competition Rules

3.1 Group and Division:

Participants will register in different groups and divisions according to their eligibility:

  • Division 1: Advanced division for common group
  • Division 2: Lower division for common group
  • Division 3: Division for special group

3.2 Competition Components:

  • Written test: the test will include Chinese language topics and general knowledge of Chinese culture (30 minutes)
  • Oral presentation: Contestants will be given several topics to choose from as their topics for the oral presentation (3-5 mins)
  • Cultural arts performance: Performances can be anything related to Chinese language or Chinese culture (8 mins maximum)

4. Award Rules:

a. Individual Award for each division:

In each division, there will be one first prize winner, two second prize winners, three third prize winners and some consolation prizes for every competition item. The number of consolation prizes will be based on the number of participants.

b. Award for All-Round Excellence:

In each division, there will be one first prize winner, one second prize winner, one third prize winner and some consolation prizes for all three competition items. The number of consolation prizes will be based on the number of participants.

c. Eligibility for competing in or watching the final in China:

In accordance with the Organising Committee’s rules, there will be one candidate selected to attend the international final in China and one candidate selected to go to China to watch the international final from each overseas preliminary state. In the Queensland preliminaries, the candidate who wins the first place Award for All-Round Excellence in the common advanced division will enter the international final in China and the one who wins the second place Award for All-Round Excellence in the common advanced division will go to China to watch the final.

5. Competition Date and Venue

Venue: N53 and N02, Nathan Campus of Griffith University

Time and Date: 8.30am—17.30pm, May 19, 2018

6. Registration

Application submission deadline: April 30, 2018

Registration: Please register via the online application form before the deadline.

Visit Griffith University Chinese Bridge 2018

Contacts

Confucius Institute at The University of Queensland
3346 7750