The Preliminary Competition for the 3rd Brisbane “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary School Students Concludes in Queensland
A contestant at the competition site
Queensland, July 9th--Commissioned by the Chinese Consulate General in Brisbane, the Confucius Institute at Queensland University of Technology hosted the Preliminary Competition for the 3rd Brisbane “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary School Students on July 9th, 2010.
This was the first preliminary rounds of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary School Students held in Queensland. Between late April and early May, two qualifying rounds were held in Townsville and Rockhampton, and the Queensland Chinese speech competition for pupils was held at Queensland University of Technology on May 29th.
A group photo of judges and prize winners
The competition attracted the participation of 128 contestants from 22 schools as well as a strong audience of 350, including parents, students and teachers. The competition’s atmosphere was warm and fierce, contestants’ excellent Chinese proficiency and wonderful performances were rewarded by tremendous applause from the audience.
Eventually, three winners for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes were selected, they will be recommended to participate in the final competition in China’s Chongqing municipality later this year. The three prize winners expressed excitement, they said they would make good use of this opportunity to learn Chinese diligently and understand more about China.
Ren Gongping, Chinese Consul General in Brisbane and Liu Jiang, Education Consulate viewed the competition and awarded prizes to winners.