On December 9, 2023, the Washington Metropolitan Association of Chinese Schools (WMACS) hosted a regional Chinese calligraphy contest at the Culture Center of TECRO in D.C. This year, the inter-school competition featured 28 students from seven local Chinese schools.
“Calligraphy is an important part of our cultural heritage. It’s not only a language learning endeavor but also an art and meditation,” said Jennifer Lee, the director of WMACS. “WMACS has hosted this annual contest for more than 30 years, and we are grateful to see so many young students taking an interest in this art form. We hope that this contest will encourage more students to explore the beauty of Chinese characters and learn more about our rich cultural traditions.”
Chinese calligraphy is a captivating art form that involves using specific brushes, ink, and water to write Chinese characters, resulting in graceful and visually striking compositions. The competition aimed to showcase the beauty of traditional Chinese characters, and these young contestants did not disappoint. The judges were impressed by the creativity and skill displayed by the young amateur calligraphers.
The 2023 WMACS Chinese calligraphy contest was a great success. The organization hopes that the event will inspire more young people to take an interest in Chinese calligraphy and traditional culture.
Congratulations to all the participants, and we look forward to seeing more great work from these talented young artists in the future!