Annual Calligraphy Competition

Tian-Jin Centennial Cup

Cancelled for 2020

Chinese calligraphy, a traditional form of writing Chinese characters, has been celebrated as an important art form for numerous centuries.

Each year, the Association is proud to host the Tian-Jin Centennial Cup, a Chinese calligraphy competition that draws artists and writers alike from across the Lower Mainland. The purpose of the competition is to promote the Chinese tradition, and continue the art of calligraphy.

Calligraphy Competition

Competition Rules

The Chinese calligraphy style can be freely determined by the participant. There is no limit to the font or style chosen.

Competitors must register online beforehand and arrive on the event day between 9:30 and 10 am. All competitors must provide one piece of photo identification at the event sign-in. If the competitor arrives late or is absent, he or she may be disqualified from the competition.

All competitors are required to prepare their own calligraphy supplies, such as water, pens, ink, enamel, cloths, seals, and ink.

The parchment for the competition shall be provided by the organizer and all competitors must use the parchment provided. All competitors will receive the instructions and competition prompts at the start of the event. Once the prompts are announced, all competitors are not permitted to access any resources to search the prompt, such as a dictionary, copybook, or online.

Student Group Prizes


First Prize (1 spot) receives $200 CAD and a plaque.
Second Prize(1 spot) receives $150 CAD and a plaque.
Third Prize(1 spot) receives $100 CAD and a plaque.
A number of excellent works will receive a certificate for "Honourable Mention".


Adult Group Prizes


First Prize (1 spot) will receive $300 CAD and a plaque.
Second Prize (1 spot) will receive $200 CAD and a plaque.
Third Prize (1 spot) will receive $150 CAD and a plaque.
A number of excellent works will receive a certificate for "Honourable Mention".

2019 Winners

Competition Results

The 2019 competition has ended, and the winning masterpieces have been selected by a panel of five impartial judges who are all members of the Chinese calligraphy community in the Lower Mainland.

Adult Group Winners
  • First Prize: Wang Jingyun
  • Second Prize: Han Feng
  • Third Prize: Oh Zhenyu
  • Honourable Mention: Zhang Juan, Zhao Qingxuan, You Lingwei, Huang Kunming, Hu Wenzhen, Chen Peiying
  • Excellence: Zhang Pin
Student Group Winners
  • First Prize: Luo Jiayan
  • Second Prize: Lu Qinyuan
  • Third Prize: Zhou Sicheng
  • Honourable Mention: Han Xincheng

    隨著COVID-19近日在BC省再次爆發,天金堂將配合加拿大政府採取相關防疫措施,自即日起到2021年1月8日止,天金堂將暫時暫停一切社團活動,包括每週一、週五及週六晚上的問事服務

    To align with the recent provincial health order, Tian-Jin Temple is suspending weekly activities until Jan 8.