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: Ancient Chinese Inventions

China is noted for many inventions in the ancient world.  The four major inventions are papermaking, printing, gunpowder and the compass but there are many other others as well such as: the umbrella, porcelain, tea production, silk, kites, banknotes and the Chinese junk.


Students are asked to creatively focus on an aspect of this topic.  This can be through a drawing or, painting, creative works such as a collage or 3-dimensional construction, an essay, poem, or other creative individual effort, appropriate to the student’s age and school grade.  Pre-school and year 1 and 2 students can also enter colouring in.  If the entry is in mandarin an English translation must be provided. The entry should 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 or with the entry or they will be ineligible:

Panda Competition 2019 
School name: 
Teacher’s name 
Student Name (First name plus Surname) 
GenderBoy  /  Girl
Age of student 
School Year  

 The closing date for all entries is Friday 29 September 2019

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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