Who’s Asian? Are you? Am I?

Too Asian?  Tiger Moms! “Ching chong ling long ting tong” ……and the list goes on. Do these comments make you surprised, angry, empowered, intrigued or all of the above? If so, the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter (CCNCTO) wants to hear what you have to say! Submit your reaction to their Essay/Video Contest: Reflections on Race and Identity in the Media.

CCNCTO is now accepting submissions in three categories:  English (Written), Chinese (Written, Simplified/Traditional) and YouTube Videos.

Whether it’s a blog, vlog, essay or scripted play with sock puppets, they’re looking for thoughtful, critical and innovative discussions in response to the following question:

Reflecting on how Asians* have been portrayed in the media, how does this affect your conception of what it means to be Asian in Canada?
*Asian = South/Southeast/East/West/Central Asian, Pacific Islander, mixed race, etc.

Submission deadline: June 30th, 2011

Prizes include:

$300 cash prize, passes to Reel Asian Film Festival…and more! Also, the editors’ pick for best English written submission will be published either in print and/or on the Ricepaper Magazine website!


  • Written submissions (Word limit: 1,000 words in English, 2,500 characters in Chinese)
  • Video submissions (Time limit: 5 minutes)

For more information on guidelines, prizes and judging, visit www.ccnctoronto.ca or e-mail contest@ccnctoronto.ca.