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Chinese Proficiency Competition


2015 Kentucky K-12 Level Chinese Proficiency Competition
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Young Library Auditorium, University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute is excited to announce our upcoming Chinese language competition for Kentucky Elementary, Middle, and High School students. Students will compete in two categories: speech & cultural performance.
Please encourage students to participate in this exciting opportunity to showcase their skills and win prizes!
Competition Guidelines


  • Maximum 3 minutes
  • 80% of total score
  • Students may choose any topic “Fun with Chinese Language and Culture”

Cultural performances

  • Maximum 3 minutes
  • 20% of total score
  • Performed by one or more team members
  • Cultural demonstration of any kind, including dance, martial arts, humor, poetry recitation, skit, song, & instrumental music

Applicants will be divided into Heritage Speaker and Non-Heritage Speaker categories. Candidates will then be assigned a group according to the number of participants and student grade level.
Microphones, computer plug-ins, and a projector will be provided. Please bring USB drives, if needed.

1st Place: $100 Gift Card         Ÿ         
2nd Place: $50 Gift Card          Ÿ         
3rd Place: $30 Gift Card


  • Please fill out the attached application form and submit via mail or email, or apply online at: PLEASE CLICK HERE
  • Application deadline: May 4th, 2015
  • Mailing Address: Ms. Jian Li, 113 Bradley Hall, 545 Rose St., Lexington, KY 40506-0058

For more information, please call (859) 257-4523 or email the UKCI Activities Coordinator at:
Saturday will be a busy day at UK. It's graduation and students will be moving out, so please allow extra time to access campus, park, and walk to the library.

Directions and Parking Information:
Saturday will be a busy day at UK due to graduation ceremonies and students moving out, so please allow extra time to access campus, park, and walk to the library.

  • Click here for driving directions to the William T. Young Library at the University of Kentucky.
  • Click here for a street map. It's not marked on the map, but there is an employee lot behind the library that is free and open to the public on weekends. The entrance to the lot is on Columbia Avenue on the North side of the library. Upon entering, you may only park in the larger lot to the left. You will be ticketed if you park on the lot to the right.
  • You may also park in the Rose Street Garage next to the library. Access to the garage is from Hilltop Avenue, not Rose St. Click here for a map.
  • Click here for a floor map of the library. Directions to the Multipurpose room (Room A) can be found on the basement link and directions to the Auditorium (Room B) can be found on the first floor link.