The 8th "Yellow River Cup" Chinese Reading Contest Announcement

The Yellow River is the mother river of the Chinese and the banks of the Yellow River is the origin of Chinese culture and language. To help students to better study Chinese and improve their Chinese reading skills, eWriteChinese is hosting the “YELLOW RIVER CUP” Chinese Reading Contest in North America.

This contest has been held once a year since 2012. The participants have significantly improved their reading and comprehension of Chinese. The 7th contest will start on May 1, 2019, and end on August 31, 2019. Welcome everyone to participate!

Instruction of Reading Contest (reference for teachers or parents)

The 6th "Yellow River Cup" Chinese Reading Contest Announcement

The Yellow River is the mother river of the Chinese and the banks of the Yellow River is the origin of Chinese culture and language. To help students to better study Chinese and improve their Chinese reading skills, eWriteChinese is hosting the first “YELLOW RIVER CUP” Chinese Reading Contest in North America.

This contest has been held once a year since 2012. The participants have significantly improved their reading and comprehension of Chinese. The 8th contest will start on May 1, 2019. Welcome students who have learned Chinese as 2nd language to participate!

Introduction

For many people, studying Chinese is hard. This is especially true for students not living in a Chinese-speaking environment. One effective way learn the language is to start reading early and do it repeatedly. Since Chinese characters are pictorial-based, one disadvantage is that it cannot be spelled out, but an advantage is that once the form of the character becomes familiar, it becomes easier to remember. This is the “secret to success” for studying Chinese. 

How do you to encourage students to begin reading more? First is to choose reading material with subjects students can relate to, and second is to leverage their competitive spirit by giving them an incentive to compete with peers to improve their reading speed and comprehension. 
 
Selections from the "International Chinese Students Essay Competition" provides excellent reading material for students from elementary to middle school to build reading comprehension. Based on the students’ current reading level, we designed multiple choice questions for each passage from the book to measure and document their progress. 

Through this method of having students reading in competition, we can give them the motivation to reach their goal of attaining a higher level of reading ability. We ask for parent to take this opportunity to support and to encourage your children to join this competition, so that they may attain the level of reading ability in order to study independently.

Contestants and Duration

The 6th “Yellow River Cup” Chinese Reading Contest for Beginners is currently open to US and all other counties. All participants are welcome to participate. Most are elementary, middle school and high school students,who has learned Chinese as second langauge.

Contest will be held annually and lasting 4 months. The 6th “Yellow River Cup” Chinese Reading Contest will begin on May 1st, 2019, and will last until August 31, 2019.

Reading Material

There's a limited inventory of the "Sound of Flower Blooming"(World Chinese Students Excellent Essay Selection), priced at $10 and shipping fee of $4, outside US the shipping cost is $8. Contestants can order online at the eWriteChinese/Store/. Once sold out, interested contestants will need to find a copy independently. Check your local Chinese School for an available copy.

Contest Entry

To join, go to the eWriteChinese Store and "Purchase" the contest at $25. The contestants must have an eWriteChinese account to be eligible, using their username and password to enter the competition page and begin reading for the contest. 

The competition has 138 short Chinese passages to choose from. To get credit for reading the passage, contestants will answer 10 multiple choice questions (in Chinse) regarding the passage read. There's the option to submit all 10 answers at once or complete them in multiple sessions. Once answers are submitted, contestants can view the results. QUESTIONS CANNOT BE REATTEMPTED AFTER THEY ARE SUBMITTED. 

Awards and Prizes

The 6th “Yellow River Cup” Chinese Reading Contest for Beginners awards are outlined below.

  • One 1st place award of $50
  • Two 2nd place awards of $25 each
  • Ten 3rd place awards of $15 each

The awards are based on total score; in the event of a tie, the contestant who completed the contest earlier will be awarded. All contestants who reach 70% of the total score will be issued a Recognition Certificate for the 6th Chinese Reading Contest. The winners will be announced on the website on October 15, 2019, and the prizes will be sent out on the same day.

Feedback

We welcome feedback about the contest any time through our website.

A big thank you to all participants, and best of luck to you all!

eWriteChinese Admin
www.ewritechinese.com
July 4th, 2019

Introduction

For many people, studying Chinese is hard. This is especially true for students not living in a Chinese-speaking environment. One effective way learn the language is to start reading early and do it repeatedly. Since Chinese characters are pictorial-based, one disadvantage is that it cannot be spelled out, but an advantage is that once the form of the character becomes familiar, it becomes easier to remember. This is the “secret to success” for studying Chinese. 

How do you to encourage students to begin reading more? First is to choose reading material with subjects students can relate to, and second is to leverage their competitive spirit by giving them an incentive to compete with peers to improve their reading speed and comprehension. 
 
Selections from the "International Chinese Students Essay Competition" provides excellent reading material for students from elementary to middle school to build reading comprehension. Based on the students’ current reading level, we designed multiple choice questions for each passage from the book to measure and document their progress. 

Through this method of having students reading in competition, we can give them the motivation to reach their goal of attaining a higher level of reading ability. We ask for parent to take this opportunity to support and to encourage your children to join this competition, so that they may attain the level of reading ability in order to study independently.

Contestants and Duration

The 8th “Yellow River Cup” Chinese Reading Contest for Beginners is currently open to US and all other countries. All participants are welcome to participate. Most are elementary, middle school and high school students who has learned Chinese as second language.

Contest will be held annually and lasting 4 months. The 8th “Yellow River Cup” Chinese Reading Contest will begin on May 1st, 2019, and will last until August 31, 2019.

Reading Material

For the Beginner participator, use the "World Chinese Students Excellent Essay Selections“. There's a limited inventory, priced at $10 and shipping fee of $4,outside US shipping fee $8. Contestants can order online at the eWriteChinese/Store/. Once sold out, interested contestants will need to find a copy independently. Check your local Chinese School for an available copy.

For the Intermediate participator, use the "Shanxi Story - Folktales and Legends“, which is a free e-copy for the contest. 

Contest Entry

To join, go to the eWriteChinese/Store/ and "Purchase" the contest at $25. The contestants must have an eWriteChinese account to be eligible, using their username and password to enter the competition page and begin reading for the contest. 

The competition has 99 short Chinese passages to choose from. To get credit for reading the passage, contestants will answer 10 multiple choice questions (in Chinese) regarding the passage read. There's the option to submit all 10 answers at once or complete them in multiple sessions. Once answers are submitted, contestants can view the results. QUESTIONS CANNOT BE REATTEMPTED AFTER THEY ARE SUBMITTED. 

Awards and Prizes

The 7th “Yellow River Cup” Chinese Reading Contest for Beginners awards are outlined below.

  • One 1st place award of $50
  • One or two 2nd place awards of $25 each
  • Three-ten 3rd place awards of $15 each

The awards are based on total score; in the event of a tie, the contestant who completed the contest earlier will be awarded. All contestants who reach 70% of the total score will be issued a Recognition Certificate for the 7th Chinese Reading Contest. The winners will be announced on the website on October 15, and the prizes will be sent out on the same day.

Feedback

We welcome feedback about the contest any time through our website.

Thank you to all participants, and best of luck to you all!

eWriteChinese Admin
www.ewritechinese.com

WeChat ID:eWriteCh
July 4th, 2019

The "Yellow River Cup" Chinese Reading Contest Sample:

See 6 beginner,3 intermediate samples, go to https://www.ewritechinese.com/contest/sample/ 

Congratulations to all winners in the 6th Yellow River Cup Chinese Reading Contest!

 

# The 5th Contest winners in 2016 Full Score 2133 Prize
1 Emily Lan 蓝海悦 2122 $50.00
2 Amanda Wu 武文歆 2120 $25.00
3 Lenci Ni 倪蓝溪 2117 $25.00
4 Ian Yu 杨异恩 2116 $15.00
5 Yuan Dong 董 源 2106 $15.00
6 Joey Huang 黄卓屹 2098 $15.00
7 Justin Xiao 肖 遥 2097 $15.00
8 Alice Zhang 张楚玥 2095 $15.00
9 Joanne Liu 廖婥安 2092 $15.00
10 Joshua Louie 雷思隆 2092 $15.00
11 Rena Wang 王韵媛 2090 $15.00
12 Pierce Lai 赖文晨 2088 $15.00
13 Jeffrey Zhou 周世洋 2085 $15.00

     
# The 4th Contest winners in 2015 Full Score 1761 Prize
1 Richard Huang 黄润奇 1761 $50.00
2 Rachael Huang 黄润心 1760 $25.00
3 Claire Li 黎沛君 1759 $25.00
4 Catherine Li 李凯西 1757 $15.00
5 Shawn Li 黎泊辰 1756 $15.00
6 Joey Wang 王晓哲 1756 $15.00
7 Anna Wang 王天雅 1755 $15.00
8 Joanne Liu 廖婥安 1753 $15.00
9 Amanda Wu 武文歆  1750 $15.00
10 Christopher Wu 吴子轩 1750 $15.00
11 Deqian Kong 孔德千 1749 $15.00
12 Wendy Huang 黄文迪 1747 $15.00
13 Yuan Dong 董 源 1743 $15.00






# The 3rd Contest winners in 2014 Full Score 1643 Prize
1 Richard Huang 黄润奇 1637 $50.00
2 Catherine Li 李凯西 1636 $25.00
3 Rachael Huang 黄润心 1635 $25.00
4 Stacy Wang 汪思桐 1633 $15.00
5

Christine Tu

涂万晴 1633 $15.00
6 Angelina Fan 范江雪 1630 $15.00
7 Amanda Wu 武文歆  1629 $15.00
8 Joey Wang 王晓哲 1628 $15.00
9 Michael Wang 王世章 1626 $15.00
10 Sarah Wei 卫莹莹 1621 $15.00
11 Yuping Bai 白雨平 1620 $15.00
12 Rena Wang 王韵媛 1619 $15.00
13 Joey Huang 黄卓屹 1618 $15.00
14 Felix Chen

陈凯宁

1617 $15.00


# The 2nd Contest winners in 2013 Full Score 2887 Prize
1 Richard Huang 黄润奇 2871 $50.00
2 Catherine Li 李凯西 2870 $25.00
3 Rachael Huang 黄润心 2870 $25.00
4 Felix Chen 陈凯宁 2851 $25.00
5 Joey Huang 黄卓屹 2847 $25.00
6 Jiaqi Wang 汪家齐 2845 $10.00
7 Jeff Weng 翁昀杰   2836 $10.00
8 Stacy Wang 汪思桐 2829 $10.00
9 Er Jia   2811 $10.00
10 Emily Lu 陆声懿 2786 $10.00
11 Kevin Fang   2779 $10.00
12 Samuel Liu 刘方阳 2772 $10.00
13 Mindy Maung 毛嘉敏 2715 $10.00
14 Amber Sundaram 孙安蓓 2698 $10.00
15 Michael Wang 王世章 2654 $10.00
16 Nicole Jasinski 金伲可 2433 $10.00
17 Derek Lu 陆声嘉 2339 $10.00
18 Anna Beatty 龙丽素 1883 $10.00
19 Evelyn Ngo 吴琦芬 1771 $10.00
         
# The 1st Contest winners in 2012 Full Score 1436 Prize
1 Tony Liu 刘湘哲 1425.5 $100.00
2 Jack Si 司书鑫 1420.5 $50.00
3 Richard Huang 黄润奇 1417.5 $50.00
4 Bernard Xu 许弼轩 1415.5 $25.00
5 Stacy Wang 汪思桐 1412.5 $25.00
6 Joey Huang 黄卓屹 1404.5 $25.00
7 Serene Hoskins 霍雪琳 1397.5 $25.00
8 Kevin Fang   1384.5 $25.00
9 Jiaqi Wang 汪家齐 1377.5 $25.00
10 Cherice Chan 陳千熙 1373.5 $25.00
11 Olivia Tung 董博欣 1370.5 $25.00
12 Alex Lou 楼天翔 1361.5 $25.00
13 Samuel Liu 刘方昍 1323.5 $25.00
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