Friday, March 22, 2013

Submission Deadline June 30: Hong Kong Cup Chinese Speech Contest

Hong Kong Cup Chinese Speech Contest

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York


Speak on Hong Kong; Win a Free Trip to

  • To promote understanding of and interest in Hong Kong, Asia’s World City and the use of Chinese, one of the two official languages in Hong Kong other than English.
  • To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the setting up of Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in New York
  • Must be a current undergraduate or graduate student from universities in the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island;
  • Native language is not Chinese.
The Contest comprises two levels of competition – “Junior” and “Senior”
To enter the “Junior” Level, applicants have studied Chinese in college for no more than two years.
To enter the “Senior” Level, applicants have studied Chinese in college for over two years and above. 
First Round 
Submit application form along with a 3-minute self-introduction in DVD-playable format.
In your video, suggested remarks are brief introduction of yourself, where and when you have started learning Chinese, and what you know about Hong Kong in Putonghua.
Deadline of submission is June 30, 2013
Final Round
Eight applicants from each level will be selected and join the Final Contest held at SUNY Global Centre, NYC on Saturday, October 26, 2013.

The Finalists will each deliver a 5-minute prepared speech in Putonghua on the theme, and take part in a short two-minute conversation in Putonghua with the host.
Theme: Best Ways to Promote Understanding and Exchanges between Hong Kong and the USA
All Finalists will each receive a $100 gift coupon.
The first two winners of each level (“Junior” and “Senior”) will have the chance to visit Hong Kong for a short exchange program (Note 1). There will be fabulous prizes and certificates for the second runner-up, the most entertaining speech; the best stage performance and the most popular speaker for each level.
(Note 1: Winners must be able to take part in a group trip to Hong Kong during the period from January to April 2014. The round-trip air tickets will be for the journeys between New York and Hong Kong only. The organizer has the final say in scheduling the Hong Kong trip.)
Application and video submissionApplications can be sent by post or by email to:
Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, NY
115 East 54th Street, New York, NY 10022
Please type “Speech Contest” on envelope.
EnquiryStephanie Chow 212-752-3320 (ext 220)

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