Sino Language


Sino Language (SLB) is established by American and Chinese professionals in 2003 to promote cultural and educational exchange for young people between China and the rest of the world.

Video Competition On TV

We are grateful that all sessions of the past summer camp have ended successfully. To celebrate Sino Language's remarkable years and to continue our effort of bringing the best China experience to worldwide youth, a video competition "My China Experience" was broadcasted on KMT32 TV station in the Bay Area.

Purpose: Understand, accept, and appreciate a different culture is a crucial component of the cherished tradition of American education. Travel abroad broaden and deepen students' educational experience. "My China Experience" video competition on TV is designed to encourage appreciation of Chinese culture, discovery of shiny, tiny things in students' trip to China, and reward those whose talents never fail to impress audience.

Event Organizers:

Sino Language World Channel TV China Press (North America)

Participant: Sino Language program participants in the past, or anyone who is 25 years old or younger and visited China at least once in your life

Entering Qualification: consists of video, photo, music, painting, cartoon, or text. Photo and video must originally shot in China. Music, painting, cartoon, or text maybe added to enhance the photo or video.

Length: 1-2 minutes
Contents: 1. Opening 2. Subject matter 3. Ending
Competition piece may include as many Themes and Presenting Methods listed below as desired, but must include at least one Theme and one Presenting Method to enter the competition.
Theme: city, people, life, culture, place, differences / similarities, interesting findings
Presenting Method: voiceover, subtitle, serious, humor, funny, cool

Prize: To promote videos of high quality, Sino Language selects the best works, and awards them with prizes. Prizes include
1st prize: iPod touch or e-English/Chinese dictionary + IQChinese courseware (total value $500)
2nd prize: iPod nano or e-English/Chinese dictionary + IQChinese courseware (total value $350)
3rd prize: IQChinese courseware (value $200)
All prize-winners will receive photography book "Landscapes of China" (value $120) sponsored by Anne Xu, Gold and Silver medals winner of China Photographic Art Exhibition and Int'l Photographic Salons All participants win Participation Awards (value $30) sponsored by The Confucius Institute of SFSU

Media Exposure: Videos of the top 3 winners will be broadcasted on Photos of the top 3 winners will be published on China Press (if your video consists of photos).

Selection Criteria: In making their selections, judges look for

  • Positive thinking
  • Originality
  • Impact the trip brought to the student
  • Creativity
  • Visual impact
  • Visual art elements

Watch the shows:

1st show: Introduction of SLB Watch it
2nd show: Introduction of the "My China Experience" video competition Watch it
3rd show: Ways Chinese educators involve in the eventWatch it
4th show: Preliminary Contest (1) Watch it
5th show: Preliminary Contest (2) Watch it
6th show: Preliminary Contest (3) Watch it
7th show: Preliminary Contest (4) Watch it
8th show: Final Contest Watch it
Photo Exhibit & A Get-together: Watch it