Participating for the first time this year is Presbyterian High School. They will be sending seven student representatives to compete in the quiz. Among them, Secondary Three student Ong Xin Ming expressed confidence in doing well in the competition.
Xin Ming said: "I want to prove my ability in Chinese through the competition. I feel that my forte lies in my abundant grasp of Chinese phrases, but I am relatively weaker in terms of translation and current affairs knowledge, hence I have already started to prepare myself for the quiz."
The competition is divided into three stages, namely the preliminary round, semi finals and grand finals. Participants have to be locally enrolled Secondary One to Five students, with no limit to number of representatives sent by each school.
Due to overwhelming response, the closing date for registration has been extended to 27 March 2015 (Friday). The preliminary round will kick off on 10 April.
The champion team stands to win $3000 cash and a trophy. The first runner-up will receive $2000 cash, a trophy, and one-year free subscription of Lianhe Zaobao, while the second runner-up will receive $1,000 and a trophy. The 30 students with the highest scores during the preliminary round will each receive an award of $50 and a certificate. All other participants will receive a certificate of participation.
Interested schools may download the application forms at http://bit.ly/2015NationalCLchallenge. All completed forms should be emailed to email@example.com by 27 March 2015.
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