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【Forward】National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall - 2023 Foreign Students Chinese Public Speaking Competition

The competition is held to promote foreign students’ understanding Chinese culture, to enhance their interest in learning Chinese and to share multiple perspectives of Taiwan.


【Contestant Eligibility】

  1. .Qualification for entry into the competition requires foreign students to be enrolled in an educational institution in Taiwan. The contestant needs to be at least 18 years of age, and does not hold R.O.C nationality. (Students from China, Hong Kong, and Macau and overseas Chinese students are excluded)
  2. In order to encourage new applicants, any prize winners (1st prize through to 4th prize) from the 2022 competition are not eligible to apply.
  3. All contestants of whom either their or parent’s first language or official language is Chinese (including dialects) are not eligible to apply for the fairness of the competition.


【Activity Period】

  1. Registration Period: September 1 (Fri.) to October 13 (Fri.) 2023
  2. Sequence: Making public on the website of Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall before October 27 (Fri.), 2023
  3. Competition Date: 9 am, November 28 (Tue.), 2023 d. Competition Site: Lecture Hall on 1st Floor, National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (No.505, Sec.4, Ren-ai Rd., Taipei)


【Registration Method】

  1. The total number of applicants is limited to 75. We will stop accepting applications once we reach 75 applicants. The list of contestants will be posted on “News” of the organizer’s official website.
  2. Mailing registration only. Please be sure to fill out and send the registration form, stamped with the official stamp to signify approval from the contestants’ schools or institutions and attached with the passport copy, before October 13, 2023 (due day included, based on the postmark) by registered mail to the following address: NATIONAL DR. SUN YAT-SEN MEMORIAL HALL EXTENSION SERVICE DIVISION No.505, Sec.4, Ren-ai Rd., Taipei. Please download the "Registration Envelope Cover” and firmly attach it to the standard B4 envelope for the registration form. Late or incomplete applications and further replacement will not be accepted.
  3. The number of applicants and contesting order will be based on the organizer’s registered time of receiving the registration forms. If more than one registration forms are received at the same time, the order arrangement will depend on the “date and time of postal delivery” from Chunghwa Post’s domestic registered mail tracking system


【Speech Topics】(Choose one)

  1. The Election Culture of Taiwan
  2. The Most Amazing Event for Me in Taiwan
  3. Should a gender column be created on the ID card?
  4.  The Impact of AI on Humans
  5.  Praise or Criticism: Which is better



The winner: A certification and NT $ 20,000, one person, total 1
The second place winner:A certification and NT $ 16,000, one person, total 1
The third place winner: A certification and NT $ 12,000, one person, total 1
The fourth place winner: A certification and NT $ 8,000, one person, total 1
The superiors: A certification and NT $ 6,000, one person, total 6


Please refer to the attechment for further information.

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