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MEDIA ADVISORY: Children's Chinese language and culture contest March 1, 2008

Press invited to join San Francisco school children as they compete in Chinese calligraphy and art contests organized by the Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University



Hundreds of Bay Area school children will test their talents in Chinese calligraphy, art, poetry recital and written composition at the fourth annual "Chinese Language Bridge Cup" contest. Organized by the Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University, the competition is designed to promote interest in Chinese language and culture among K-12 students. In previous years, the competition has attracted up to 1,000 entrants from more than 60 schools. Participants include native Chinese speakers and non-native speakers who are learning Chinese at school.



The contest spans three days:

  • Saturday, March 1, 2008: 1 p.m. Painting and drawing competition; 2 p.m. Chinese calligraphy competition (brush and pen)
  • Saturday April 19, 2008: 1 p.m. Poetry recital competition in Chinese
  • Saturday May 17, 2008: 1 p.m. Written composition in Chinese
  • An awards ceremony will be held in May / June 2008 (date to be confirmed).



Marina Middle School, 3500 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, Calif. 94123



The event is organized by the SF State Confucius Institute with sponsorship from San Francisco Unified School District, the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco, the Chinese Language Council International and the Chinese American International School Institute. The Confucius Institute at SF State is dedicated to meeting the accelerating demand for instruction of Chinese and Chinese language teacher training. Established in 2006, it was the first branch to be established in the Western U.S.



Visit the Confucius Institute Web site at: http://www.sfsu.edu/~ci/events.html Media interested in attending should RSVP to Elaine Bible at (415) 405-3606. A version of this advisory in Chinese is available on request.


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