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2024 South Australia
Chinese Language
Video Competition

2024 南澳大利亚州中文语言视频比赛

2024 South Australia Chinese Language Video Competition



The 2024 Chinese Language Video Competition offers students an opportunity to display their Chinese language abilities and unleash their creativity through the production of a short video in Chinese.


Participants can express their interpretation of Chinese culture, whether it be through music, dance, food, or other art forms, by creating a short video. The competition is open to all students currently studying Chinese, regardless of their proficiency level.


In 2024, students are free to choose their video topic and theme, allowing them to truly demonstrate their own creativity while also better connecting the video production to the language knowledge they have acquired.

We encourage students to explore any style or theme that interests them, including music videos, comedies, dramas, role-plays, documentaries, animations, and claymation, as long as it includes the use of the Chinese language and the signature phrase. So, let your imagination run wild and create a video that you will be proud to share with others!


The competition has three categories, each assessed separately based on the following criteria:

  • Category One: Chinese Second Language Learner

       For non-native learners studying Chinese as a second language.

  • Category Two: Background Language Learner

       For students who may speak Mandarin at home or have some background knowledge in the language but are not necessarily 

       native speakers.

  • ​Category Three: First Language Learners of Chinese

       For native Chinese language learners who have had  more than one year of schooling in Mandarin in a country or area where        

       Mandarin is spoken.


1) The South Australian public, independent, and Catholic schools may submit up to four entries per competition category in each of the following groups:

  • Junior Primary Group: Reception to Year 2

  • Upper Primary Group: Year 3 to Year 6

  • Middle Group: Year 7 to Year 9

  • Senior Group: Year 10 to Year 12

2) Officially registered community schools may submit up to two entries per competition category in each of the following groups:

  • Primary Year Group: Reception to Year 6

  • Middle Year Group: Year 7 to Year 12



  • Students who are learning the Chinese language in South Australian public, independent, Catholic schools, or officially registered community schools are eligible to enter.


  • $10 per video entry (student of CLTASA member teachers);

  • $20 per video entry (student of non-CLTASA member teachers)​



  • Entries must be original videos or films produced by students.

  • The video should feature dialogue or narration in Chinese, spoken by the students participating in the competition. The required length varies by age group: 1.5 to 3 minutes for junior students, and 1.5 to 5 minutes for middle and senior students.

  • Each entry must include a cover page specifying the school name, group, category, and student names, as well as the video title.

  • Entries must be submitted in MP4 or MOV format and meet technical requirements for resolution and sound quality.

  • Participating students must appear in the video when speaking Chinese.

  • Entries should be appropriate for all ages and must not contain explicit or offensive material.



  • Students can participate in the competition either as an individual or as part of a group, with up to four students allowed per group in the same category. It's essential that each participating student plays a significant role in the production process.

  • Please note that group work cannot include students from different categories. For example, a First Language student cannot collaborate with a Background Language Learner.

  • Community Schools can only compete with other Community Schools.

  • Furthermore, it's important to note that students cannot be nominated twice. For instance, if a student is nominated in a community school, they cannot be nominated in a mainstream school as well.


Any link from Google Drive, OneDrive, a private YouTube link, or other online platforms can be used for uploading videos, as long as the link can be shared with the CLTASA committee to download the videos.



The deadline for video submission is Friday 5th July (Week 10 Term 2).. Please note that late submissions may not be considered.

For this competition, we encourage school teachers to register and provide information for all students from their respective schools in a unified manner. However, if it is inconvenient for teachers to register students collectively, we encourage students and parents to register on their own (if the student is a minor, parents can fill out the registration form on their behalf). In the event of a conflict between the number of videos registered by self-registered students and the maximum number of videos allowed for teacher registration at your school, priority will be given to the teacher's registration.

To submit your entry, please visit the CLTASA Webpage at For more information, please email us at


  • Public, Independent, and Catholic schools may submit up to four entries per competition category per group.

  • Community schools may submit up to two entries per competition category per group.​



Please ensure that you complete and submit the photography permission form along with your entry. By entering the competition, students grant permission to CLTASA to use their images, videos, and schoolwork/artwork for promotional and educational purposes.



Photo consent forms for each student who appears in the video must be emailed to Please note that the Judge Panel will not assess any student's entry without the required consent forms.


All participants will receive certificates for their participation. The winners of the competition will be announced on the CLTASA website, CLTASA Facebook page, WeChat Official Account, and the 2024 Chinese Language Awards Ceremony brochure. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third-place winners in each category and group during the 2024 Chinese Language Awards Ceremony, which will take place in Term 3.

Primary prize



Secondary prize


We hope that this competition will inspire and motivate students to further develop their Chinese language skills and creativity while exploring and celebrating Chinese culture. Good luck to all the participants!🤗🤗🤗


We would like to ensure that the Video Competition results are fair and equitable. Therefore, we are inviting our Chinese teachers to join the competition panel. We value the support and assistance of our fellow teachers in forming the Video Competition Panel team, which will be announced in Term 2.


If you are interested in supporting our association and committee, we invite you to register your information by clicking on the following link


Your participation in the judging panel team would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your interest and support!

2024 South Australia
Chinese Language Video Competition
Q1. Do all students who make the video or contribute images, videos or pieces of work have permission from their parents to enter the competition and allow the video to be viewed by the CLTASA committee and appointed judges?
Upload File (WORD or PDF)
Q13 Please indicate whether the Chinese teacher is a member of CLTASA in 2023. The CLTASA Treasurer will then email you an invoice based on the teacher's membership status, which will include all the students you have registered for 2023.

Thank you for submitting the videos. We will respond to you shortly.

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