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2015 Spring Contests
The PTA of Cary Chinese School (CCS) is organizing 4 different contests among all the students at CCS. The purpose of organizing those competitions is to encourage students to express themselves in Chinese, exercise their Chinese speaking abilities, and draw the most beautiful paintings with the brushes.

PTA will set up several boxes on Jan 24th and Jan 31rd at the 1st floor of the school to collect different works from students. You can also turn in your work to your teacher. We encourage each student to participate at least one contest. For parents, please help your child(ren) to join the contests and enjoy the fun!!!
Chinese Speaking Contest(说中文比赛)
1. Choose any literary forms of Chinese language, for example, a poem, a paragraph of an article, rakugo(单口相声), allegro(快板), 绕口令,顺口溜,etc., read and record it.
2. Requirements:
  • Please save your audio file using one of the following format: MP3, WAV and WMA. And name your file in the certain naming convention: fullname_gradelevelatCCS. An example of your audio file name is: RobertYang_CHL5.mp3.
  • The maximum length of your audio is 60 seconds.
  • Please submit your audio file to: pta@carycs.org with the subject of "2015 Chinese Speaking Contest".
  • Any anonymous audio is invalid and will be discarded.
  • Prizes: Each age group will have 1 first-prize, 2 second-prizes and 3 third-prizes.
3. Deadline: January 31, 2015.
4. Recording Instructions:

I. Record and save your audio on Windows
  • Make sure you have an audio input device, such as a microphone, connected to your computer.
  • Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Sound Recorder.
  • Click Start Recording.
  • Please limit your recording in 60 seconds. To stop recording audio, click Stop Recording.
  • In the Save As dialog box, click the File name box, type a file name for the recorded sound, and then click Save to save the recorded sound as an audio file. By default, the recorded audio is saved as a Windows Media Audio (WMA) file.
  • You've finished recording, congratulations! Please submit your audio file to pta@carycs.org
II. Record your audio using iPhone/iPad Voice Memo

Find the Voice Memo and talk. Please limit your recording in 60 seconds. After recording, click the ">" sign next to the voice file, choose Share, then choose Email to submit the audio to pta@carycs.org.
Drawing Contest (绘画比赛, for all ages)
1. Contents: Any features related to Chinese culture.
2. Deadline: January 31, 2015.
3. Requirements: Please write your Chinese/English names, age, your teacher's name/class at the back of your painting.
4. Prizes: Each age group will have 1 first-prize, 2 second-prizes and 3 third-prizes.
Chinese Character Contest(写字比赛, only for students below grade 5 )
1. Students under grade 5 at CCS, CHL PreK to grade 4, and CSL Level 1 to Level 8, are encouraged to participate this contest and takes fun in writing Chinese characters.
2. Contents: You must use the templates provided by PTA. These templates will be distributed into your class or you can download them from the links below:
3. Deadline: January 31, 2015.
4. Requirements: Only 1 piece of work will be accepted. Please write your Chinese/English names, age, your teacher's name/class at the back of your work.
Chinese Essay Contest & 第十六届世界华人学生作文大赛征文(写作比赛, for student above grade 5)
1. Contents: you can pick up any topic you want to write an essay in Chinese (minimum 200 words).
2. Deadline: January 31, 2015.
3. Requirements: Please input your essay in a WORD document and submit it to pta@carycs.org; or finish it on a A4 paper and submit it to your teacher.
4. Prizes: Each age group will have 1 first-prize, 2 second-prizes and 3 third-prizes.
5. 学校将选送获奖及优秀作文参加由中国侨联、全国台联、人民日报海外版、中国国际广播电台、《快乐作文》杂志共同主办的“第十六届世界华人学生作文大赛”.
If you have any questions, please send email to pta@carycs.org.
Last modified: Saturday, 29 November 2014, 02:30 AM