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2018 Minnesota Chinese Speech Contest for High School Students

Hosted by the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 12:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Community Center (1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, MN 55305)
Theme: 我的中国缘

Minnesota high school students (must be born between November 1, 1998 – October 1, 2003) are invited to participate in the Minnesota Chinese Speech Contest hosted by the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota. The contest will include a two-minute speech, a written test on Chinese cultural trivia (see study guide below), and a three-minute talent performance.

Winners from this contest will represent Minnesota at the 2018 Midwest Regional Chinese Speech Contest for High School Students held in Valparaiso, Indiana, on May 12, 2018. The Chinese Bridge Speech Contest started in 2007 to provide a stage for Chinese high school learners all over the world to communicate with each other and present their achievements in learning Chinese. The Midwest Regional Chinese Bridge Speech Contest will select the most qualified candidate to represent the Midwest region of the U.S.A. to compete in the 11th Global Chinese Bridge Speech Contest for High School Students, to be held in China in October 2018.


Competition Categories

Students will compete in one of 4 categories:

  1. High School Chinese II
  2. High School Chinese III
  3. High School Chinese IV
  4. High School Chinese AP/IB/Immersion or equivalent


In order to enter the competition, students must fully complete the online application by Friday, March 23, 2018. The online application requires students to upload a preview of their two-minute speech. Applicants must also submit a completed letter of recommendation form from their Chinese teacher.

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 23, 2018

Written Test on Chinese Cultural Trivia

All contestants will take a written test on Chinese cultural trivia. We have provided a bank of 90 possible questions that will be used on the test and the correct answers. Contestants are encouraged to use this as a study guide. Download PDF of study guide.