The Panda Competition is conducted every year by the Australia China Friendship Society and is open to students from Pre-schools, Primary schools and High schools in the ACT and Queanbeyan.

The topic for this year’s competition is: Traditional Chinese Personal Accessories

We are looking for traditional Chinese items that are/were used as accessories to clothing or military uniforms for decoration purposes or expressions of social status. Such items could be bracelets, earrings, rings, hair clips, pins or slides, head-dresses, jade pendants, cuffs, collars, hats, belts, buckles, shoes and purses.

Students can do a drawing or painting, create works such as a collage or 3-dimensional construction, a poem or other creative work, appropriate to the student’s age and school grade. Pre-school, Kindergarten, Year 1 and 2 students can also enter a colouring-in piece. Please include the time period when the accessory was traditionally worn. The entry should preferably be the work of a single student. If a joint entry for more than 1 student is submitted only a single prize will be provided.

Only original entries will be accepted: photocopies or scanned copies will not be considered.

Conditions of entry are:

  • Drawings and combination drawing/words are preferred on A3
  • Sculptures or collages must have a footprint no larger than an A3 sheet
  • Essays are to be no more than one A4 page.
  • One entry per student. (Entry must be the work of only that student.)

All entries must have the following information provided on a label that is easily read.   Entries will be not be accepted if the label is not securely attached to the piece of work.

Panda Competition 2022 
School name: 
Teacher’s name 
Student Name (First name plus Surname) 
GenderBoy  /  Girl
Age of student 
School Year  

Entries must be received by 5pm Sunday 25 September 2022

Entries should be sent to:               

The Secretary (Panda Competition)
Australia China Friendship Society
PO Box 530
Civic Square  ACT  2608

Judging of the entries will take place early in the school holidays and presentation of prizes will be on a date to be advised.  When sending in an entry please include a phone and email contact address so that we can contact you with the names of the winners and details of the awards ceremony.  If you are posting your entry please email  so that we can ensure it has arrived.

For further information about the competition or, if you would like to deliver your entry, please email

 To download the flyer, please click here

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