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National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Contest for "Foreign Students Speaking Chinese” in 2013
Posted  2013/7/9
By   Chinese Language Center
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1.Objective: the contest is held on Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s birthday to commemorate his great career and improve foreign students’ recognition of Sunology, Chinese language and Chinese culture.

2.Qualification: Foreign students at lease 18 years of age without ROC nationality are qualified.
a.In order to encourage new applicants, the winners of 2012 are not eligible to compete again.
b.The members registering in groups are limited to a maximum of 5 persons
c.All contestants must agree to being recorded by the National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, it may be published on the Hall’s publication and website, and must also agree to allow other institutes to download it.
d.Due to fairness, all contestants whose parent’s first language is Chinese are not eligible to compete.

3.Registration Period: From today to October 10, 2013 (Thursday), please send the registration form, stamped with an official seal of approval from your school, within registration period to the following address: No.505, Sec.4, Ren-ai Rd., Taipei. We cannot accept registration via fax, but you can download the registration form from our website. (

4.Total Number of Applicants: The total number of applicants will be limited to 90, based on first come first serve. We will stop accepting applications once we reach 90. The list of contestants will be posted on the website.

5.Speech Topics: (choose one)
a.Original Style – I love aboriginal culture
b.“Eat, drink, and be merry” in night market
c.Magic Word – Interesting Chinese characters
d.The world belongs to the public – World democracies are so different
e.Taiwan under the lens

6.Date: November 12, 2013 (Tuesday) 9AM

7.Location: The Lecture Hall of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (No.505, Sec.4, Ren-ai Rd., Taipei)
8.Competition Day Procedures: All participants should arrive between 8:00-8:45 on November 12th (Tuesday). If you are late, you will be disqualified. Competition order, according to registration date, will be made public on the “Latest News” section of Memorial Hall’s website before October 30, 2013.

9.Standard of Grading: content 40%, posture 20%, expression 30%, time-control 10% (The time limit is suggested to be between 4-5 minutes. A bell will be rung once at 4 minutes, then twice at 5 minutes. If the speech surpasses 6 minutes, the bell will be rung three times and one point will be deducted for every additional minute over the time limit.)

10.Awards: 16 winners of certificates and money awards
First prize: First place certificate and NT$10,000
Second prize: Second place certificate and NT$8,000
Third prize: Third place certificate and NT$6,000
Fourth prize: Fourth place certificate and NT$4,000
Fifth prize: Honorable mention certificate and NT$3,000 (12 recipients will be awarded the 5th prize)

11. If you have any uncertainties, please refer to the contest rules in Chinese.

*Contest rules in Chinese & English and application form is attached.

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