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Chinese Bridge Competition

The Confucius Institute at Webster University hosts an annual "Chinese Bridge Competition" for K-12 students every April. The competition includes Chinese language speeches and talent show.    


2019 Chinese Bridge Competition

With a new format, this year's competition required more of contestants than ever before. While in past years, contestants could choose to compete in only the talent or speaking categories, and either as an individuals or as a group, this year all students performed in both categories as individuals. The addition of a third category, the impromptu speech, added an additional layer of difficulty. Incredibly, contestants rose to the challenge. Novice and seasoned competitors alike poured countless hours into preparing and memorizing speeches and rehearsing talents ranging from calligraphy and kung fu to music and dance. The result was the fiercest pool of talent this competition has seen yet. Congratulations to all participants, and to the first, second, and third place winners!


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2018 Happy Chinese Competition

Congratulations to all the participants of the 2018 Happy Chinese Competition! On Saturday, April 28th, over 100 high school students from around the St. Louis area came together to compete in both the speaking and talent portions of the competition, for a total of 23 well-prepared and impressive acts. Here are some photos from the competition:


The winners in each category pose with trophies.     Two students perform Chinese paper shadow puppets.      


Confucius Institute instructors showcase Kungfu              Two students won first place in the group speech category for                                                                                                     teaching the audience how to make Chinese dumplings!


       Individual talent category winner for Chinese yo-yo.