Events

ESSAY COMPETITION to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Australia-China diplomatic relations


7 June 2012 to 15 August 2012

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The China Studies Centre of the University of Sydney is organising a young person's essay competition to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Australia-China diplomatic relations.

The competition is designed to encourage Australian and Chinese young people up to the age of 25 to engage with each other and thereby strengthen mutual understanding and ensure future collaboration between the two countries.

The Competition is solely sponsored by Mr William Chiu, Chairman of Australian Council for the Promotion of Peaceful Reunification of China (ACPPRC).

The Competition

• The theme of your essay needs to be 'The Australia-China relationship and its future'.
• You can submit one essay only, written in either Chinese or English.
• The maximum character count for the Chinese essay is 2000 characters. For the English essay, the maximum is 2500 words.
• For both for the Chinese and English essays, one First Prize will be awarded, along with two Second Prizes, and two Third Prizes.

Application Method

• Applicant can download the application form here.
• Completed application form together with the essay should reach the China Studies Centre email csc.events@sydney.edu.au on or before 15 August 2012.

Essay Assessment Panels


• A separate panel of experts will judge the Chinese essays and the English essays. Each panel will consist offive members drawn from universities, chaired by a leading member of the China Studies Centre.
• The decision of assessment panels will be final.

Awards

• For both the Chinese and English essays, First Prize is a cash award of A$3000; Second Prize is A$2000; Third Prize is A$1000.All winners who attend the competition award ceremony will receive a travel allowance of A$1000, as well as a visit to the University of Sydney, and their essay will be included in the brochure of the 40th anniversary of Australia-China diplomatic relations essay competition.

The China Studies Centre will inform the competition winners individually around mid-September. Winners will also be invited to participate in the competition's award ceremony and cocktail reception in Sydney on 13 November 2012, where they can share their essays and thoughts with guests and media on this very happy occasion.

Confirmed guests of honour include the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO , also Chancellor of the University of Sydney; and the University's Vice-Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence.

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of
Australia-China Diplomatic Relations

Sole sponsor:

Mr William Chiu, Chairman of Australian Council for the Promotion of Peaceful Reunification of China (ACPPRC)

Major media partner:


Contact: Yanping Zhang

Phone: 02 9351 3960

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