Chinese Essay Competition

The Chinese Essay Competition showcases some of the best Chinese writing of the year by New Zealand students. Open to students at New Zealand secondary schools and tertiary institutions who are non-native speakers of Chinese it is seen as an opportunity for learners to extend language skills from oral into written expression.

The 11th NZ Chinese Essay Competition 2017 (For non-native speakers only) is open for registration now. For more information, follow the link to the Event section.

* Please note, this year students will be able to do the registration and submit their essays online. School group registrations through the teachers also applies. 

Online Registration


Since 2007, when Confucius Institute in Auckland was launched, many Chinese learners in New Zealand schools and universities have showed their talents in writing essays in Chinese. Congratulations to their successes in language learning, and a bright future with the skill of a second or other language.

Collections of Winning Essays, Since 2007

All the previous winning essays are available to download in the left column.