National Chinese Challenge 2019 (Primary)

30 March 2019, Saturday
  • Start 9:00 AM - Mar 30 2019
  • End 9:45 AM - Mar 30 2019
  • ITE College Central
  • Competition

Details of the Preliminaries
  • Preliminary
    • Date: 30 March 2019 (Saturday)
    • Time: 0900 to 0940 hrs
    • Venue: ITE College Central


  • Final
    • Date: 17 April 2019 (Wednesday)
    • Time: 1300 hrs onwards
    • Venue: Bugis+ Atrium, Level 2
Objective of Event
  • Create an opportunity for the participants to gain a deeper understanding of the Chinese culture
  • Motivate the participants to improve their command of the Chinese language
  • Provide a platform for the participants to display their language abilities and interact with other Chinese language learners
Organising Committee
This event is jointly organised by Singapore Press Holdings Chinese Media Group and Nanyang Girls’ High School.
Rules for Registration
  • Eligibility: Participants must be currently at the level of Primary 5 or 6
Registration Deadline
15 March 2019 (Friday)
Rules of Competition
  • The competition consists of two stages: Preliminary and Final.
  • Final:
    • Four schools with top average scores from the Preliminary round will enter the Final. Each school will form a team of three, with one substitute if necessary, to take part in the Challenge. There must be at least three Singaporeans in the team of four.
Format of Competition
  • Preliminary:
    • Participants will complete a written quiz individually.
    • The quiz will consist of multiple-choice questions and open ended questions.
    • Quiz content will include: English to Chinese Translation; guessing idioms from pictures; and choosing the right word.
  • Final:
    • Schools will send in teams of three (with one substitute if necessary) to compete on behalf of the school.
    • The Final will require both spoken and written response.
    • Quiz content will include: pronunciation of words, Chinese literature knowledge
  • The Champion, First Runner-Up and Second Runner-Up will be determined by the overall score achieved by the team.
  • Individual Prizes will also be awarded to the top 20 scorers of the Preliminary.


Prizes to be awarded
  • Champion
    • $2000 worth of cash & book vouchers
    • A Champion trophy
    • Certificates of Achievement
  • First Runner-up
    • $1000 worth of cash & book vouchers
    • A first runner-up trophy
    • Certificates of Achievement
  • Second Runner-up
    • $500 worth of cash & book vouchers
    • A second runner-up trophy
    • Certificates of Achievement
  • Merit Prize (4th)
    • $200 worth of cash & book vouchers
    • Certificates of Achievement
  • Individual Prizes (20 students)
    • $30 cash per student
    • Certificates of Achievement
Application Forms