The 33rd All-American and Canada
Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy
Competition 2024




1, Objective:
  • To promote and to preserve the traditional art of Chinese brush painting and calligraphy.

2, Eligibility:

  • All students in United States and Canada, age 22 and under, regardless of ethnic origin, individual or currently enrolled in Chinese school, private art class, art studio, and/or college are eligible. There will be four age groups: 9 and under, 10 to 13, 14 to 17, and 18 to 22. Age refers to the date of Application Deadline. It is May 31 in 2024. Each student can submit two pieces of either brush painting or calligraphy, or both, total up to four pieces per student if both brush painting and calligraphy works are included.

3, Application Fee: USD $10 per person. payment online on our website.

4, Application Deadline:  May 31, 2024

5, Jury Date:  June 15, 2024

6, Results Announced:  June 25, 2024

7, Awards:  Certification and Cash Award

  • Age 9 and under: Gold ($100), Silver, Bronze
  • Age 10 to 13: Gold ($150), Silver ($100), Bronze, Honor
  • Age 14 to 17: Gold ($200), Silver ($150), Bronze, Honor
  • Age 18 to 22: Gold ($250), Silver ($200), Bronze
8, Original Artwork
  1. The true essence of art and creativity lies in the originality and the faith in a non-plagiarized product.
  2. The art work should be of high quality produced within the past 12 months by the student her/himself. Xerox copy or tracing of existing arts or calligraphy is not acceptable.
  3. The art work must be produced on Chinese rice paper.
  4. The content of the painting or calligraphy should be focused on promoting traditional Chinese culture and values. Artworks with political agenda or of aggressive nature will not be accepted.
  5. The Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts reserves the right of refusal for entering this competition based on the content of the art work. 
9, Digital Image Submission
  1. Acceptable image types are: jpg, png, or pdf.
  2. the name of the artist should appear on the painting or calligraphy as a part of the art work.
  3. if the art work consists of multiple panels, all panels should be together on one image, arranged starting from the right-hand-side (first panel) to the left-hand-side (last panel).
  4. Submitted image(s) must be clear, sharp and free of distortions or reflections. The scanning service at Staples is highly recommended.
  5. Post editing or enhancement applied on photographic or digitally scanned image of the artwork is prohibited.
  6. Orientation can be either portrait or landscape
  7. Minimum image resolution of the image is 4000 pixels (longitudinal length)
  8. A registration fee of USD $10 per student is required. Enter the 17-digit Receipt Number shown in the email from Paypal on the application form.
  9. The Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts reserves the right of refusal based on the quality of the images. 
10, The following information are required on the Application Form:
  1. Name : first name - last name - Chinese name (optional)
  2. Date of Birth: MM/DD/YR   (age: as of May 31, 2024)
  3. Mailing address for sending award checks
  4. Name of Art studio, or Chinese School, and the City and State it is located
  5. (optional) Website of Art teacher, Art Studio, or Chinese School
  6. Contacting email and phone number
  7. Maximum number of submission is two for each category (Painting/Calligraphy)
  8. Upload image(s) online.
11, Jury Panel of 2023 (alphabetically)
  • Dr. Edward Chiang 蔣宗壬: Arts collector and connoisseur
  • Dr. Doris Chu 朱蓉: Art critics and juror of professional art competitions
  • Dr. Wei Du 杜瑋: Calligrapher and arts collector
  • Mr. Ho-Chung Lam 林浩宗: Professional Chinese brush painter and calligrapher
  • Mr. Qingxiong Ma 馬清雄: Professional Chinese brush painter and calligrapher
12, Online Payment and Submission: 

       RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED on June 25, 2024 


新聞稿 (4/23/2024) 

由中華表演藝術基金會主辨的第33 (2024) 全美加青少年國畫書法比賽, 將于51日開始接受參賽作品, 531日截止收件 邀請美國和加拿大所有 22 歲及以下的學生參加。 分為四個年齡層:9 歲及以下、10 13 歲、14 17 歲、18 22 歲。 年齡以2024531日申請截止日期為準。 每人可提交2幅國畫或書法作品,或兩者皆可,最多4幅。

申請費:每人 10 美元,無論提交的作品數量多少。
2024 5 31 日,星期五
2024 6 25
250 美元

本項國畫書法比賽己連續舉辦32年, 2023 年起,轉換為在線上舉辦 。對提高海外華裔青少年學習中國傳統文化之興趣,貢獻良多。希望鼓勵青年學習傳統中國國畫書法,培養成終身愛好。為數不少的學生將參加本項比賽成績作為申請大學的才藝資料,頗受重視。

本項比賽敦聘藝文界書畫專家擔任評委,以示慎重。2024 年評審團為 (按英文姓氏字母順序)  : Edward Chiang 蔣宗壬博士、Doris Chu 朱蓉博士、Wei Du 杜瑋醫生、Ho-Chung Lam 林浩宗先生、Qingxiong Ma 馬清雄先生。比賽簡章, 報名表, 及自1999 - 2023年的入選優秀作品可在網上看到

The 33rd Annual (2024) All-American and Canada Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy Competition, organized by Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts, will begin accepting entries on May 1st and close on May 31st. All students aged 22 and under from the United States and Canada are invited to participate. The competition is divided into four age groups: 9 and under, 10 to 13, 14 to 17, and 18 to 22. Age is determined as of May 31, 2024, the application deadline. Each participant can submit up to 2 Chinese painting or calligraphy works, or a combination of both, up to a maximum of 4 pieces.

Application fee: $10 per person, regardless of the number of submissions.

Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2024
Results Announcement: June 25, 2024
Cash prizes of up to $250 will be awarded.

This competition has been held continuously for 32 years. Since 2023, it has been transitioned to an online format.  It aims to enhance the interest of overseas Chinese youth in learning traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy, fostering a lifelong passion. Many students who participated in this competition have valued for their university applications.

Esteemed experts in the arts and calligraphy have been invited to serve as judges, demonstrating the seriousness of the competition. The 2024 jury panel consists of (alphabetically): Dr. Edward Chiang, Dr. Doris Chu, Dr. Wei Du, Mr. Ho-Chung Lam, and Mr. Qingxiong Ma.

Competition regulations, application forms, and images of award-winning art works from 1999 to 2023 can be viewed online .