2022 National Chinese EXPO of Student Works (NCESW)
The American Academy of International Culture and Education (AAICE) is pleased to announce the 2022 National Chinese EXPO of Student Works (NCESW). This online event will be held from September through the beginning of December, 2022. All U.S. K-12 and college-level Chinese language learners are invited to participate as individuals and/or as a part of a school group.
The first round of selected student works will be exhibited on the NCESW website for public viewing, and the second (final) round of selected works will be showcased in a synchronous online exhibition and celebration. Students and schools whose works are selected for the final exhibition will be recognized and awarded with non-monetary gifts.
All educators from state-accredited K-12 schools and colleges in the U.S. are welcome to recommend their students to participate. Each teacher may recommend up to 10 pieces of their students’ work in each grade-level group in the individual category and 2 pieces in the group category. Each school can recommend up to 5 pieces of student works.
Motivate students to further develop their understanding of Chinese language and culture
Promote cultural understanding between the peoples of China and the United States and help students become cultural ambassadors
Facilitate professional learning and dialogue among Chinese language and culture educators
Dates to Remember
September 25 – October 20
Online application and submission
of student works
Notification to participants whose works were selected for the final online showcase and celebration
First round of selected student works displayed in online exhibition
December 10 and 11
Online showcase and celebration
Content and Forms
The theme for 2022 is “The Joy of Chinese Language and Culture Learning”. Within this overarching theme, students can further develop their own topics and areas of interest. Student works can be expressed via a variety of artistic forms and vehicles, but with the exception of videos, all document files (such as posters, slide decks, pictures, and so on) must be converted into a single PDF file for uploading. All student works must be in Chinese or exemplify Chinese culture. Examples include:
2022年的主题是“中文之乐”。 在这个总主题中，学生可以进一步扩展自己的副主题和感兴趣的领域。 学生作品可以通过多种艺术形式和载体表达。除视频外，所有文档文件（如海报、幻灯片、图片等）都必须转换为单个 PDF 文件才能上传。 所有学生作品必须是中文的或体现中国文化的。 示例包括：
Skits, jokes, monologues, storytelling, rap, tongue twisters, speeches, recitation, and so on
Folk dance, musical instrument performance, martial arts, calligraphy, painting, writing, vocal performance, and so on
Content Areas 学科作品类展示
Posters, models, dramatic performances, art design, and so on
* Student works cannot have been previously exhibited at other events or occasions, such as competitions or public media.
Participants are grouped by grade levels:
Grades 3 – 5
Grades 6 -8
Student Online Application Process
Enter the teacher's recommendation code.
Select your grade level group to complete the registration form.
Upload the following materials
a) Student work in the format of your choice (video or PDF file)
b) Parental consent form
c) Honor pledge
Student’s works will be reviewed by the Selection Committee.
About 300 pieces of student work will be selected for the online exhibition.
About 100 pieces of student work will be selected for the online showcase and celebration.
Certificates of achievement will be awarded to all participants.
Commemorative gifts will be awarded to students whose works are selected for publication on the NCESW website and celebrated in the online final showcase and celebration.
Schools that have group works included in the final showcase will be awarded a trophy.
Certificates of appreciation will be awarded to all teachers. Teachers whose students’ works are selected for publication on the NCESW website will receive a commemorative gift; Teachers whose students’ works are selected for the final showcase celebration will receive a gift certificate.