Welcome to the 10th Annual Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Contest for the greater Washington Metropolitan area. The Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Contest, organized by the George Washington University Columbian College of Arts & Sciences and GW Confucius Institute, in partnership with Nanjing University of China, is the premier speech competition for the Greater Washington D.C. higher education community. Competitors are from colleges throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Professors, families, and distinguished guests from Nanjing Unviersity attend the Jiangsu Cup each year to observe and applaud the incredible accomplishments of the contestants. Since the Jiangsu Cup’s inception in 2011, 275 student participants have competed for the scholarships and exchange opportunities in China. The event accommodates a valuable collaboration and meaningful cross-cultural exchange for both students and guests.
This year 16 participants will compete in the final round. They demonstrated advanced Chinese language proficiency by competing with prepared speeches, Q&A about Jiangsu Province & China, and an improvised speech on a randomly selected topic. Jiangsu Cup awards include full and partial scholarships to study the Chinese language at Nanjing University, and fully-funded tours of the beautiful Province of Jiangsu in 2020.
Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, The George Washington University
Confucius Institute, The George Washington University
Sigur Center for Asian Studies, The George Washington University
The Language Center, The George Washington University
Institute for International Students, Nanjing University
Jiangsu International Cultural Association
Jiangsu International Cultural Exchange Center