REGISTRATION for the 10th Shenzhen Expats Chinese Talent Competition is now open to expats who can speak Chinese and demonstrate a Chinese talent.

Applicants must be expats who live in Shenzhen or other parts of the Pearl River Delta region. Additionally, applicants must be at least 6 years old and Chinese must be their second language.

This annual competition specially designed for expats consists of two rounds: the preliminary and on-site final contests.

Applicants should send their completed registration forms and videos to or mail them to the Shenzhen Daily office before Nov. 1.

Registration form and video submission deadline: Nov. 1

The content of the video should include two parts. The first part of the video is a self-introduction and a brief Chinese speech of three minutes or less on the topic of “Shenzhen, a city of ____,” or “Shenzhen, a _____ city.” (For instance, applicants can choose to complete the topic using words such as “a city of charm” or “an innovative city.”)

The second section of the video is a talent performance. Talents of all kinds, excluding pantomime and magic acts, are welcomed and must show the contestants’ understanding of Chinese culture. 

Upon collecting applicant videos, the organizing committee will upload them to, and a panel of professional judges will select the top-ten candidates for the final competition.

There will be three sections in the on-site final competition scheduled for November. Finalists will again deliver their polished Chinese speeches in front of the judges and audience and perform their Chinese talent. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

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