Office of International Affairs


Latest News

Home >News >Latest News

National Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall 2022 Foreign Students Chinese Public Speaking Competition

National Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall
2022 Foreign Students Chinese Public Speaking Competition

- Objective: The competition is held to promote foreign students’ understanding Chinese culture, to enhance their interest in learning Chinese and to share multiple perspectives of Taiwan.

- Supervisor: Ministry of Culture

- Organizer: National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

- Contestant Eligibility:
a. Qualification for entry into the competition requires foreign students to be enrolled in an educational institution in Taiwan. The contestant needs to be at least 18 years of age, and does not hold R.O.C nationality. (Students from China, Hong Kong, and Macau and overseas Chinese students are excluded)
b. In order to encourage new applicants, any prize winners (1st prize through to 4th prize) from the 2021 competition are not eligible to apply.
c. All contestants of whom either their or parent’s first language or official language is Chinese (including dialects) are not eligible to apply for the fairness of the competition.

- Activity Period:
a. Registration Period: September 1st (Thur.) to October 7th (Fri.), 2022.
b. Sequence: Making public on the website of Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall before October 17th (Mon.), 2022.
c. Competition Date: 9 am., November 8th (Tue.), 2022.
d. Competition Site: Lecture Hall on 1st Floor, National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (No.505, Sec.4, Ren-ai Rd., Taipei)

- Registration Method:
a. The total number of applicants is limited to 70. We will stop accepting applications once we reach 70 applicants. The list of contestants will be posted on “News” of the organizer’s official website.
b. Mailing registration only. Please be sure to fill out and send the registration form, stamped with the official stamp to signify approval from the contestants’ schools or institutions and attached with the passport copy, before October 7, 2022 (due day included, based on the postmark) by registered mail to the following address: NATIONAL DR. SUN YAT-SEN MEMORIAL HALL EXTENSION SERVICE DIVISION No.505, Sec.4, Ren-ai Rd., Taipei. Please download the "Registration Envelope Cover” and firmly attach it to the standard B4 envelope for the registration form. Late or incomplete applications and further replacement will not be accepted.
c. The number of applicants and contesting order will be based on the organizer’s registered time of
receiving the registration forms. If more than one registration forms are received at the same time, the
order arrangement will depend on the “date and time of postal delivery” from Chunghwa Post’s
domestic registered mail tracking system.

- Method of Registration: Applicants with copy of passport checking in at Lecture Hall of Memorial Hall on B1 on November 8th (Tue.) from 8 am to 8:45 am.

- Speech Topics: (choose one)
(1) My View On Religious Belief in Taiwan
(2) What do you want to do most after lifting of the epidemic lock-downs?
(3) How to break gender stereotypes?
(4) What should I do when facing criticism?
(5) Could we tell white lies?

- Reward:
The winner: A certification and NT $ 20,000, one person, total 1
The second place winner:A certification and NT $ 16,000, one person, total 1
The third place winner: A certification and NT $ 12,000, one person, total 1
The fourth place winner: A certification and NT $ 8,000, one person, total 1
The superiors: A certification and NT $ 6,000, one person, total 6
According to the taxation law of the R.O.C., the prize winner shall receive the corresponding net amount after a 20% tax deduction of the prize money. Any failure to comply will result in disqualification and hence no prize money will be allocated.

- Notice
(1) All p articipants are r equired to comply with the general regulations of the competition. If any
viola tions occur , the organizers have the right to immediately cancel the registration or qualification of
the contestant, even including after awarding . (No recurrence award) The or ganizer has the final
decision on the dispute, the contestants have no right to object.
(2) Due to any disaster s or any other major causes , National Dr. Sun Yat S en Memorial Hall have right to
cease , delay or prolong the competition. The related information wi ll be announced on News of our official website without further notice.
(3) If the c ontestants perform l ess than s tandard a wards , the award could be missed or r educe admissions
(4) Organizers do not pay any fees or compensation to be contestants and companions.
(5) For the content of the speech, participants can prepare their own costumes and props. The organizer
has no responsibility for any loss and damage.
(6) The equipment of the competition venue (such as projector and player) will not be lent to the

- If you have any queries , please refer to the National Dr. Sun Yat sen Memorial Hall website Competition contact: Extension Service Division, Ms. Chen, Tel (02)
2758 8008, ext. 669