2018 Queensland Cup enters into semi-finals
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.