Yale-China Association China Perspectives Competition – Information for Applicants

Information about the 2014 China Perspectives Competition will be made available later in the academic year.

Upcoming China Perspectives Info Sessions: Check back in March 2014 for info session dates and application materials. Yale-China representatives will attend career fairs in the fall and can also answer questions at that time.

About the China Perspectives Competition

All current Yale undergraduate and graduate students, including those who will graduate in May 2014, who will be in New Haven in April 2014 to present their scenarios, are eligible to enter the competition.

In round one of the competition, students must complete a series of questions that provide a well-reasoned, fact-based scenario that suspends reality to predict China’s future. Five teams of finalists will be selected to advance to the second round. In round two, finalists will receive scenario training based on the work of the National Intelligence Council, revise their scenarios based on this training, and present the final scenario to a panel of China experts from various sectors to compete for the $2,000 grand prize. 

Students may construct their scenarios as individuals or in groups of up to three. All applicants must complete a template outlining their scenario, as well as submit basic contact information. All submissions should be in English. 

Finalists who advance to the second round will be required to attend scenario training and to present a final version of their scenario to a panel of judges in April 2014. The team that presents the best scenario will receive $2,000, while the other four teams will receive $250 each.

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