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Welcome to Participate in the Spring Festival China Facts Quiz

The Chinaculture Website (www.chinaculture.org) will hold a ""Spring Festival China Facts Quiz " from October 27 to December 31, 2006.

Quiz Notice:

1. About Contestants

This online ""Spring Festival China Facts Quiz " is open to all overseas youth (including young people from Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR, and Taiwan), overseas Chinese, and foreign friends who are interested in Chinese culture.

2. About the Organizers

The contest is sponsored by the Division of Media and Publicity, Bureau for External Cultural Relations, Ministry of Culture, People's Republic of China (PRC). The Chinaculture Website is responsible for organizing the quiz, and Chinese culture centers and culture divisions of Chinese embassies and consulates abroad that will assist in the contest.

3. About the Contest

1) How to Participate

Each quiz-taker has exactly one chance to participate in the quiz. Also, each quiz-taker will be given one (and only one) ID (identified by registration information). Quiz-takers are forbidden from participating in the contest more than once by changing their ID in any way.

2) Contest Format

A. The quiz is in both English and Chinese. Please answer the questions online.

B. Twenty questions will be chosen from the question data at random by computer, with each question worth 5 points.

C. The quiz begins on October 27, 2006 and ends on December 31, 2006. A lucky draw will be held the following month, after which prizes will be awarded accordingly.

4. Detailed Rules on Participation

1) A membership is needed to take part in this program. The participants will have to register to become a member and activate your membership via E-mail, which includes the ID and password. The participants who have taken part in the past two contests could enter their previous ID. Please make sure you have entered proper information as required, because this information will be used as the only identity for the contact and delivery of your prize.

2) The 20 questions are selected by computer in nine easy, nine medium and two difficult categories. That means the questions for each contestant are different, but with the same level of difficulty.

3) Each question is worth 5 points.

4) The quiz system will list the contestants' marks from the highest to the lowest.

5) Upon completing the registration, the quiz system will allot an ID and a password to each contestant. Inquiries about results of the quiz and the lucky draw can be made only if the contestant provides his or her correct ID. You can participate in other contests of "China into Classroom Quiz Rumble" with your ID, which can help accumulate scoring totals in all contests you have entered and serve as admission to the final lucky draw. So, please keep your ID and password handy.

5. Rules on the Prizes

1) Prizes

A contestant will get no more than one prize at one time. There are three grades of prizes - first, second and third. 50 first-class winners each will be awarded an mp3 player, 1,000 second-prize winners will get Four-in-One USB flash disks, which also include computer mice and mouse pads, and 1,500 third-prize winners will receive a computer mouse and mouse pad. Each winner will also be awarded a certificate co-signed by the CEO of Chinadaily.com.cn and the representative of the local Chinese embassy or the local consulate.

2) Prize Evaluation

The quiz system will automatically conduct a list that rank-orders contestants with the highest scores to those with the lowest scores. Prizewinners will be chosen from the higher scores accordingly. When the number of eligible contestants exceeds the pre-set winning number of a certain class of prize, a lucky draw will decide who wins.

3) Impartiality

Contestants can check his or her scores and prize results on www.chinaculture.org. The list of first-class prizewinners, together with their overall results, will be released on the Website one week after the quiz is over.

4) Awards

Prizes will be given according to registration information. Please provide real and correct information when registering.

The winner's list and prizes will be sent to Chinese culture centers and related culture divisions of Chinese embassies and consulates abroad, who are then responsible for the handing-out of prizes.

The Chinaculture Website final explanation rights on judgments about the contest rules.

E-Mail: quiz@chinadaily.com.cn

Good Luck!

For more information, including background information on the quiz, please log on website: www.chinaculture.org