Now Accepting Submissions for The New York Chinese Opera Society Essay Competition at Pace University

The New York Chinese Opera Society (NYCOS) is proud to announce that it is now accepting submissions for its annual essay contest.  The 4th New York Chinese Opera Society Essay Competition, co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute and Global Asian Studies Program at Pace University, is open to all students at Pace.  The purpose of the contest is to spurn more in-depth research in Chinese culture and increase the interest and participation of Pace students in Chinese cultural studies. 

Essays can be on any topic related to Chinese art, history or culture.  Past winners have written about such topics as Daoism, the Great Wall, Chinese cinema, and women in Chinese society.  Applicants should submit only one essay, ten to twelve pages (excluding the title page and bibliography), double-spaced with a 12 point font, completely documented with references, carefully proofread, and following a standard form such as MLA, APA, or Chicago.  Entries should include the attached submission form, complete with a signature from the Pace faculty member who is nominating the essay for the competition as well as from the chair of the department that the student represents.  Previous awardees will not be eligible.

The essays will be evaluated by a committee, who will recommend the best three essays to the New York Chinese Opera Society for awards. 

The winners will be recognized at the annual President’s Scholarship Dinner in April.  Winners will be notified ahead of time and must attend the ceremony.  The first place winner will receive a $600 cash prize while the 2nd and 3rd place finalists will receive $300 and $200 respectively.  For more information please contact us at or 212-346-1880.