Chinese American

    Citizens Alliance

               Greater New York 


March 7, 2020: CACAGNY Holds Essay Contest         (Awards Ceremony Page)

2020 Chinese American Citizens Alliance  National Essay Competition

Announcement        (PDF in English)     (PDF in Chinese)     (Epoch Times)

The Chinese American Citizens Alliance of Greater New York (CACAGNY) invites any student enrolled in 9th to 12th grades to participate in the 2020 Chinese American Citizens Alliance National Essay Competition.

This annual essay writing contest, sponsored by the Chinese American Citizens Alliance for over 40 years, has encouraged generations of students to think creatively and write about current issues concerning Chinese Americans. This year's contest will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 10:00AM at various locations nationwide. The students write on the topic given at the start of the contest for 90 minutes (if on a laptop, no Internet allowed) or 2 hours (if by hand writing).  The national scholarship awards include $1,000 for the first prize. CACAGNY will make additional awards to participants from the Greater New York area. There is no fee to participate. See last three years' CACAGNY Essay Competitions at: 

CACAGNY 2019 Essay Contest

CACAGNY 2018 Essay Contest

CACAGNY 2017 Essay Contest


    Application Form  (see below for submission instruction)

    Registration closes on March 4, 2020

Time and Place

Greater New York area contestants may participate at either of the two following locations, at their convenience:

Time:              10AM Saturday March 7, 2020

Place:             The First Chinese Baptist Church

                        21 Pell Street, New York, NY  10013

To Register:   Email completed application form to Robert Gee  by March 4, 2020

Time:              10AM Saturday March 7, 2020

Place:             Rockaway Township Public Library

                        19 Mt Hope Rd, Rockaway Township, NJ 07866 

To Register:   Email completed application form to Jenny Lee  by March 4, 2020

Further Questions

Visit CACAGNY's Contact Page.