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  • Peace Corps Country since 1993
  • Write On! Competition participant 2015-Present
  • 3 International Winners
  • Creative Writing Tip: Keep a small notebook and everyday write one interesting thing that happens to you.
  • Fun Fact: Fortune cookies are not a traditional Chinese custom. They were invented in early 1900 in San Francisco.
  • Write On! Initiatives: This is our 1st real year participating in the Write On competition. Peace Corps China volunteers focus on TEFL in universities and technical schools. We are excited to participate and plan to award certificates out to our national winners.

2018 National Winners

  • University 1 | Xinpu, Guizhou
    • Write about a normal day in the year 4000.
  • University 2 | Tianshui, Gansu
    • What else should students learn in school that isn’t taught? Why is it important that this is taught?
  • University 3 | Xinpu, Guizhou
    • Imagine living in a place where there were no rules. How would people act, what jobs would people have, and would people live in peace and harmony?
  • University 4 | Xindu
    • Write a story from the villain’s perspective.
  • Professional | Xindu
    • Imagine you are someone’s shadow for one day. Whose shadow would you be and why? What would you do?

2017 National Winners

    • 1st Year University | Chongqing
      “Describe a world where everyone has to tell the truth and no one is able to lie.”
    • 2nd Year University | Chengdu
      “All people on Earth live in tunnels beneath the ground. What has happened on the surface of the planet, why do you live underground?”
    • 3rd Year University | Mian Yang
      “Every morning, a bird lands on your window and pecks at the glass. It is your alarm clock. One morning, it doesn’t appear. Instead, there is a note. What does it say?”
    • 4th Year University | Zunyi, Guizhou
      “Humanity has finally made it to Mars, but within a month of settling there, the remains of thousands of human skeletons were found. How did they get there, and what happened to them?”
    • Professional | Zunyi, Guizhou
      “A fortune teller will tell you exactly where you’ll be in 20 years but you are powerless to change it. Would you want to heart it? Why or why not?”

2016 National Winners

    • 10th Grade |  Chongqing
      “You get onto a spaceship- where is it going? Why?
    • 1st Year University | Sichuan Chengdu | International Winner
      “There are two boxes in a room. Inside one box is the best thing in life, inside the other box, the worst. What is in each of the two boxes? Describe them.”
    • 2nd Year University | Chonqing
      “You find a book in the library that has no writing in it. But when you speak, writing appears on the pages to reply to you. What do you talk about?”
    • 3rd Year University | Sichuan Chengdu | International Winner
      “You are a professional salesperson advertising a highly improbable product. What is the product and how do you convince people to buy it? Write the advertisement.”
    • 4th Year University | Zhangye
      “A new invention enables people to remember their dreams with absolute clarity. It turns out people were forgetting them for a very good reason. What is the reason?”


2015 National Winners

    • 1st Year University | Sichuan Mianyang
      “You enter a world where all the lies you’ve ever told are true. Describe that world and how it makes you feel.”
    • 2nd Year University | Sichuan Chengdu | International Winner
      “You are alone on a hike in the woods.  You come across a 374 year old woman.  What do you learn from her?”
    • 3rd Year University | Gansu Lanzhou
      “You went to sleep one night like usual, but when you wake up, you aren’t at home. You’re in a car (that isn’t yours), wearing clothes (that aren’t yours), and holding a bag full of money. What happens next?”
    • 4th Year University | Sichuan Chengdu
      “You are a new character in your favorite book. How does your presence change the story?”

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