San Jose-Silicon Valley 1st Chinese Star Contests

for K-12 Students


Rules and Regulations


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Rules and Regulations - Part 1

  EVENT REGULATIONS & INSTRUCTION
1 Painting / Drawing
  • On-site competition. Students will be given a topic to draw on the day of the contest. The painting/drawing topics will not be culturally specific, just general topics they may find in their daily life.
  • Organizer will provide paper. Participants must bring their own drawing tools.
  • Painting/drawing can be in pencil or color.
  • Participants are given one hour to complete this competition.
2 Chinese Calligraphy (Brush)
  • On-site competition. Writing sample will be provided for students to copy at the contest.
  • Organizer will provide paper. Participants must bring their own brush and ink.
  • Participants have the option of using simplified Chinese writing sample or traditional Chinese writing sample.
  • Participants are given one hour to complete this competition.
3 Chinese Calligraphy (Pen)
  • On-site competition. Writing sample will be provided for students to copy at the contest.
  • Organizer will provide paper. Participants must bring their own writing tools (fountain pen, ink pen, pencil, etc.).
  • Participants have the option of using simplified Chinese writing sample or traditional Chinese writing sample.
  • Participants are given one hour to complete this competition.
4 Chinese Poetry Recital
  • The event is divided into M1 "native Chinese speaker" and M2 "non-native Chinese speaker" for Mandarin competitions.
  • Each participant can only take part in one recital competition.
  • Participants must recite the organizer-selected poem and a self-selected poem that is limited in 2 minutes. The self-selected poem may not be changed at the competition.
  • Organizer selected poems are available on our website: http://www.sfsu.edu/~ci/events/2014/sanjosepoem.html .
  • Participants must provide 3 copies of their self-selected poem at the contest.
5 Oral Presentation
  • The event is divided into M1 "native Chinese speaker" and M2 "non-native Chinese speaker" for competition.
  • Accept applications from 5, 6, & 8th grade students within the Santa Clara County service boundary which will include public, private and students who are enrolled in Chinese language schools.
  • Topics for oral presentation are to be announced 1 hour before the contest, contestants will have 1 hour to prepare for a 2-minute oral presentation.
6 Item Requirement
  • Each participant may sign up for three events maximum.
  • For the self-selected poem, please bring 3 copies to the judges on the contest day.

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Rules and Regulations - Part 2

      • Each participant may sign up for three events maximum.

      • One email address can be used for only one student to register on-line. If you use the same email address to register for another student, then the student you previously registered will be automatically deleted.

      • All participants must arrive at the venue and check in 30 minutes prior to the event. They pick up their name tags at the registration table and report to the judges in an assigned classroom before the competition. No admittance will be allowed for participants who arrive 30 minutes later than the starting time.

      • For issues of safety, elementary students (grades K-5) must be picked up from the room of the contest by a parent/guardian at the end of the competition.

      • During the poetry recital, if the classroom can accommodate all students and their parents, parents are welcome to stay and observe. However, if the room is full, participating students have priority to the seats. Parents will not be allowed in the rooms of other events.

      • ¡°Non-native speakers¡± refers to students whose home language is not Mandarin and are attending a Chinese (Mandarin) language program, such as immersion, foreign language, after school, or weekend programs. ¡°Native speakers¡± refers to students, whose home language is Mandarin and may or may not be attending a Chinese language program, including Chinese-English bilingual, after school, or weekend programs.

      • Poetry recital participants may only present their name prior to beginning their recital. Participants may not add any self-introduction, school information, or introduction of the poem. Participants may not wear their school uniforms.Poetry recital participants may not bring any stage props to support his/her presentation.

      • On-line, fax and Email application all acceptable. For on-line application, please visit: at http://www.chinesebridgeus.org/UserRegister.php

      • Application must be received by the deadline of October 6, 2014. No late application will be accepted. Please call (415) 338-7631 or email cisfsu@sfsu.edu for further questions. Participants will receive confirmation as soon as they complete registration online. We will post the schedule for each contest group at http://www.sfsu.edu/~ci before the contest day.

      • Note£ºPathway program only applies to Grade 5, Grade 6 or Grade 8 students in schools within Santa Clara County. Please state your grade in registration.

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