2018 Queens­land Cup en­ters into semi-fi­nals

Changjiang Weekly - - CONTENTS - By He­len Pan

The 2018 Queens­land Cup, an English video com­pe­ti­tion ini­ti­ated by the Queens­land Gov­ern­ment, Aus­tralia, held its semi-fi­nal open­ing cer­e­mony at Shuiguohu No. 2 Mid­dle School on March 21. Paul de Jersey, governor of Queens­land, at­tended the cer­e­mony and un­veiled the list of 50 par­tic­i­pants for the semi-fi­nal stage of the com­pe­ti­tion.

The Queens­land Cup has taken place an­nu­ally since 2001. Aim­ing to pro­mote friend­ship and col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Chi­nese and Aus­tralian stu­dents, the event has pre­vi­ously been held in Shang­hai, Chongqing, Tian­jin, and Chengdu. The 2018 Queens­land Cup started in Jan­uary, and the Chi­nese part­ner for the com­pe­ti­tion this year is Hubei. Nearly 1,000 Hubei stu­dents aged 14 to 18 par­tic­i­pated in the Queens­land Cup "Amaz­ing Hubei" com­pe­ti­tion. The com­pe­ti­tion re­quires stu­dents to make an English-speak­ing video about their home town.

His Ex­cel­lency the Hon­ourable Paul de Jersey con­grat­u­lated all par­tic­i­pants of the 2018 Queens­land Cup. He said sub­mit­ted videos will be judged on the com­mu­ni­ca­tion and cre­ative skills of con­tes­tants. "The 10 win­ners of the com­pe­ti­tion will be an­nounced in May and they will un­der­take a two-week study tour of Queens­land in Au­gust." He said that Queens­land looks for­ward to wel­com­ing win­ners of the con­test.

Af­ter the cer­e­mony, His Ex­cel­lency and his wife en­joyed a brief ex­change with par­tic­i­pants at Shuiguohu No. 2 Mid­dle School and learned more about the stu­dents' video cre­ations.

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