The Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC), the Ministry of Culture (MOC), and Hakka Affairs Council(HAC) are co-hosting an international Mandarin, Hokkien and Hakka singing contest to encourage global overseas compatriot school students, Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning students, and overseas compatriot students studying in Taiwan to learn Mandarin, Hokkien and Hakka languages through singing contest, showing their musical talent. Provide a global live streaming platform by working with National Day Gala to encourage the overseas new generation to show their talent on stage.
Professional singers who are contracted to a record company are not allowed to participate. The Grand winners from previous years are not ineligible to participate in the upcoming 3 years.
All designated songs selected by contestants will be included in Top 3 and merit awards scoring. Contestants who sing Hokkien and Hakka songs will additionally be shortlisted for “Best Hokkien Song Singer” and “Best Hakka Song Singer” award. If no one chooses Hokkien and Hakka songs in the Grand Final, the award will be left vacant. The 1st place winner shall perform in the National Day Gala. If the winner is unable to attend, the award, prize money and National Day Gala performance opportunity will pass to the next runner-up. The original winner shall receive the next award and corresponding prize.
Winners who are going to perform at the National Day Gala will be offered TWD $25,000 max for the apparel fee, grooming fee and accommodation fee, etc. OCAC will reimburse the expenses based on valid receipts only.