Chinese American Citizens Alliance

National Board

2014 C. A. C. A. National Essay Contest (updated)

Since its beginning thousands of high school students across the nation have participated in the Alliance’s National Essay Contest. The essay contest is intended to foster creative thinking and self-expression and encourage an awareness of current local and world events. Top placing finishers receive cash scholarship towards their education endeavors.

This annual contest is open to any student enrolled in senior high school (grades 9-12). No entry fee required. Participants are to compose an essay in English not to exceed 500 words on a contemporary topic concerning the Chinese and Asian American communities. The essay topic is given at the time of the contest.

This year’s contest will be held Saturday, March 1, 2014, commencing at 10:00 a.m. and concluding at 12:00 p.m. (local time). Please contact your nearest host representative for additional information and/or to register. Please check back on this website if your nearest location and contact information has not been announced. Deadline date to register is February 24, 2014.

Application form available on line

Essay Contest Locations
City Contest Location Contact Information
Phoenix, Arizona Phoenix Chinese Senior Center
734 West Elm Street, Phoenix
Elaine Wong
Los Angeles and Greater San Gabriel Valley, California Los Angeles Lodge
415 Bamboo Lane, Los Angeles
Liz Wu
Oakland, California Oakland Lodge
303 Eighth Street, Oakland
Adrienne Fong
Salinas, California Salinas Confucius Church
1 California Street, Salinas
Carl Chan
San Francisco, California National Headquarters
1044 Stockton Street, San Francisco
Lawrence Gu
Silicon Valley, California TBA Nancy Gee
District of Columbia
Wah Luck House
800 Sixth Street, NW, Washington
Ted Gong
Chicago, Illinois TBA John Moy
Albuquerque, New Mexico North Domingo Baca
Multigenerational Center,
7521 Carmel NE, Albuquerque
Fay Yao
Portland, Oregon Asian Health and Service Center
3430 SE Powell Boulevard, Portland
Betty Lee
Houston, Texas Chinese Community Center
9800 Town Park Drive, Houston
Ed Gor
San Antonio, Texas San Antonio Chinese School
154 West Rhapsody Drive, San Antonio
Kin Hui
Seattle, Washington Seattle Public Library Northeast Branch
6801 35th Avenue N.E., Seattle
Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman