2019 NCA Youth Chinese Talent Contest

Host: Nebraska Chinese Association (NCA) and NCA Chinese School

Sponsor: Confucius Institute at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date &Time: 10/12/2019 at 3:00-5:00 pm

Location: NCA Center Hall, 8206 Blondo St, Omaha, NE 68134

 The 9th annual NCA Youth Chinese Talent Contest is hosted by Nebraska Chinese Association (NCA) and NCA Chinese School and sponsored by the Confucius Institute at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The purpose of this contest is to encourage children to enjoy learning Chinese, and to increase interest in Chinese culture.

All children ages 5 to 16 are qualified for the contest. Contestants will be divided into groups according to their ages. The competition will include the following categories: Drawing, Photography, Dance, Music (Instrumental), Singing, Wushu, Chinese Writing, and Chinese Speech, Recitation, and Talk Show.

Contestants will be judged by professional specialists. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded to the winning contestants in each category. Along with this, every contestant will receive a participation award.

Please read the Rules and Instructions carefully.

Rules and Regulations

  1. To enter the contest, you must register by completing the online registration here.  Registration deadline is 9/28/2019. Any registration after the deadline will not be accepted.

  2. Age of contestants: 5-16 years old  

  3. Guidelines for each category: All categories must be related to “Chinese Impressions”

  4. Artwork:

    • Chinese Calligraphy:  Can be any type or style.

    • Chinese Drawing: Can be in any form such as water color, oil painting or sketches.

    • Size of the artwork must be 16X21 inches nicely secured on the poster board, no glass frame

    • Crafts: Make something creative relating to Chinese culture

    • Photography: Size: 8x10 on black poster board, list name and age

    • Bring artwork to the contest by 2pm on 10/12/2019

  5. Dance:

    • Any type of Chinese dances (folk, minority, classical, ballet, modern or recreational dances) are welcome.

    • The dance should last less than or equal to 4 minutes

    • Please bring the music CD to Sarah Luo (波波) by 10/7/2019 (one week before the contest) to ensure the sound system can play it properly

  6. Singing:

    • Chinese songs in any style including classic, folk, Peking or regional operas, pop songs, etc…

    • Must sing in Chinese language

    • Must be less than or equal to 4 minutes

    • Performance can be in any style such as solo, duet, small groups etc.

    • Please bring the music CD to Sarah Luo (波波) by 10/7/2019 (one week before the contest)  to ensure the sound system can play it properly

  7. Music Instruments:  Piano, violin, Saxophone, Guitar, Gu Zheng, Erhu etc.. Contestants may register to play at most two pieces of music, one of which must be a piece of Chinese music. However, in the event that too many pieces of music are received, we may ask contestants only play the Chinese piece so that the contest can be completed on time.

    • Each piece should be less or equal to 4 minutes

    • Please bring an extra music sheet for judges

    • Performance can be a solo, duet, trio or quartet

  8. ​Chinese Speech:
    1) Speech Subject: Chinese fable or idiom stories, poems, or jokes or funny stories in your daily life
    2) Time: 3 minutes
    3) Judging criteria: Each student will be asked two questions after speech. The speech will be judged based on the following categories:
          A. Pronunciation and intonation
          B. Presentation
          C. Clearness
          D. Answering the questions

  9. Chinese Writing: 

    • Any type of writing in Chinese

    • Bring your essay to the contest by 2pm on 10/12/2019

  10. Awards: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded to the winning contestants in each category.

  11. Contact: If you have any questions please contact Sarah Luo (波波) or 高华

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