2017-18 Chinese Translation Competition for School Students Now Open!

2017-18 Chinese Translation Competition for School Students Now Open!

Learning Mandarin

This competition has now been judged. Congratulations to Jasmine Alexander from St. Paul’s Girls’ School, London, who took first prize.

For all runner up winners, please visit the Leeds Centre for New Chinese Writing website.

What is It?

The Bai Meigui Translation Competition is a Chinese translation competition open to secondary school students.

The Prize

To be mentored by award-winning translator Helen Wang, and to see your translation published in a bilingual edition of the text by Balestier Press. The winning book will be sold to schools and libraries both in the UK and internationally!


26th February 2018 (winner to be announced in Spring 2018).

How to Enter

Please visit the University of Leeds Writing Chinese website here for all competition information.

The Rules

  • You must be a secondary school student.
  • If your translation is chosen as the winning entry, you must be willing to work with the editors and publishers and for the final version to be published.
  • The winner and their school may be featured in relevant publicity, by the Writing Chinese project at the University of Leeds, and by Balestier Press, for the book.
  • You must include the statement of academic integrity below with your work, to confirm that you have done the translation yourself.

Entering? We’d love to hear from you on our social media channels about your experience in doing the translation. Good luck to all participants!

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