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A simple checklist for Chinese Writing Contest participants

Written by April Zhang on Monday, 24 July 2023. Posted in Chinese Writing Contest

A simple checklist for Chinese Writing Contest participants

Chinese Writing Contest 2023 will be receiving submissions on August 1. It’s only a few days away!

Get your writing ready for the big day and use this simple checklist to make sure that your submission stands a chance to get qualified.

#1 Understand the submission form

This Contest uses Google Form to receive submissions. In this form, you’ll be required to fill in the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Where are you from
  3. A bit about yourself & what inspires you
  4. Your email
  5. The title of your writing
  6. The body of your writing


No.1-3 tell us who you are. Please use English in these areas. 

This information will be used to introduce you as a writer in the forthcoming book, Easy-to-Read Chinese Short Stories, Book 3, if your writing is among the best entries.

When you’re writing “A bit about yourself & what inspires you”, don’t write too long. 70 words is sufficient.  

No. 4 is your email, which is only used to keep communication with you about the Contest. You’ll receive an confirmation email once your submission is received.

No. 5 is the title of your writing. It must be in Chinese, and it can only contain characters that are in the 320 character list. 

No. 6 is the body of your writing. Make sure all characters you’ve used are within the 320 character list. 


#2 Check your word count

If you’ve written a poem, don’t worry about word count.

If you’ve written a story, make sure it has a character count between 299-1000, excluding punctuation marks.


#3 Be aware of the deadline

Submission starts on August 1, and ends on Sep 16 (Hong Kong time, GMT + 8 hours). 

Don’t miss this deadline!


#4 Know what happens next

All submissions will be reviewed carefully after the Contest is closed. The best writings will be selected based on the writers’ use of the Chinese language and the originality of their creative ideas. 

Qualified entries will be assigned a number and published online anonymously. 

Nobody will know who writes which, except you. So come back on Oct 1 and check whether your writing is qualified or not.

Public voting starts next on Twitter. 

This is a very transparent process. Everyone can see and everyone is watching. The best writings will standout. 

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About the Author

April Zhang

April Zhang

April Zhang is the founder of MSL Master and she enjoys teaching and interacting with students. She constantly explores new and interesting ways of teaching Chinese through creative and imaginative activities.

With her help, many students have achieved outstanding result, which has enriched their understanding about China and has significantly contributed to their work.