Spiritual Buddhist Wisdom

2023 Chinese Couplets and Calligraphy Challenge

Written by Katherine Wang (Class of 2024)
Photos by Erica Lai (Class of 2024) and Amy Liu (Class of 2023)

On February 3, 2023, IGDVS held its second annual Chinese Couplets and Calligraphy Challenge. With guidance from their teachers, the students had spent weeks composing their couplets and practicing their calligraphy.

Written on bright red paper, the dark ink of the words expressed their good wishes for the new year, as well as their reflections and creative insights. Several Chinese teachers, including Dr. Yu, Mr. Li, and Ms. Cai, served as the judges for the competition, with the winners receiving wonderful prizes such as hand-written cards and chocolate.

Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who submitted their couplets and calligraphy!


3th and 4th grade:

1st place, Zacari Obenyah
2nd place, Bayelle Blanc
3th place, Lumi Canevari

5th and 6th grade:

1st place, Victoria Yu
2nd place, Celeste Zhou
3rd place, Xinwen Zhang

7th and 8th grade:

1st place, Hannah Cheng
2nd place, Alysha Seng
3rd place, Selene Luong

High school Non-native group

1st place, Katherine Wang
2nd place, Erica Lai
3rd place, Cherry Ngo

High School Native group

1st place, Shine Yuan
2nd place, Katrina Hu
3rd place, Ashley Dong