Event

National Chinese Challenge 2019 (Secondary)

30 March 2019, Saturday
  • Start 10:00 AM - Mar 30 2019
  • End 10:45 AM - Mar 30 2019
  • ITE College Central
  • Competition

Details of the Preliminaries
  • Preliminary
    • Date: 30 March 2019 (Saturday)
    • Time: 1000 to 1040 hrs
    • Venue: ITE College Central

 

  • Semi-Finals and Final:
    • Date: 17 April 2019 (Wednesday)
    • Time: 1300 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 Secondary 1 to 5.
  • Number of Participants: No limit.

 

Registration Deadline
15 March 2019 (Friday)
 
Rules of Competition
  • The competition consists of three stages: Preliminaries, Semi-finals and Finals
  • Semi-Finals:
    • 6 schools with the highest average score from the Preliminaries will enter the Semi-Finals
    • Each school will form a team of three, with one substitute if necessary, to enter the Semi-Finals. There must be at least three Singaporeans in the team of four.
    • There will be two rounds of quizzes in the Semi-Finals, and top 4 teams with the highest scores will enter the Finals.
  • Finals: 
    • The 4 schools entering the Finals will each form a team of three, with one substitute if necessary, to take part in the Finals. 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 and open ended questions.
    • Quiz content will include: translation; guessing idioms from pictures; choosing the right vocabulary, pronunciation of words, choosing correct words, etc.
  • Final:
    • Schools will send in teams of three (with one substitute if necessary) to compete on behalf of the school.
    • The Semi-Finals and Final will require both spoken and written response.
    • Quiz content will include: guessing idioms from pictures; pronunciation of words; hanyu pinyin; literature; translation and general knowledge.
 
Judging
  • 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 30 scorers of the Preliminary.

 

Prizes to be awarded
  • Champion
    • $3000 worth of cash & book vouchers
    • A Champion trophy
    • Certificates of Achievement
  • First Runner-up
    • $2000 worth of cash & book vouchers
    • A first runner-up trophy
    • Certificates of Achievement
  • Second Runner-up
    • $1000 worth of cash & book vouchers
    • A second runner-up trophy
    • Certificates of Achievement
  • Semi-Finalists (3 Schools)
    • $300 worth of cash & book vouchers
    • Certificates of Achievement
  • Individual Prizes (30 students)
    • $50 cash per student
    • Certificates of Achievement
 
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