CIUS Center 2020 Dragon Boat Contest

A Socially Distant Celebration!

The CIUS Center would like to announce that our former Honoree Sadie Allen is the winner of our first and hopefully only Socially Distant Dragon Boat building Competition.  Even though we could’t meet in person, we decided to celebrate this year’s Dragon Boat Festival by having a boat building competition open to anyone who wanted to try their hand at shipbuilding.

“As a lover of both art and Chinese culture, I was thrilled to try my hand at making a dragon boat! While I have little experience in Origami, I was able to create a small boat that I was proud of. I chose to put small, hand drawn flowers on the outside, as I was inspired my the Summer season and my mom’s flower garden. I loved using my passion for art to learn about the cultural history of the Dragon Boat Festival and deepen my passion for learning about Chinese culture!”

Sadie AllenHonoree Alumni

The rules were simple: do you have what it takes to build a Dragon Boat from home?

  • Our Winner!!!

Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday dating back thousands of years, originally intended to boost your luck. It is celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th month annually. It is typically celebrated with Dragon Boat racing, traditional Chinese rice dumplings, and foods that are in some way associated with the number 5.

Honorable Mention:

We would also like to give an honorable mention to Leslie and Noelle for their submission!