On the evening of June 1st, the 2019 “Auchin Cup” National English Drama Competition was officially opened at the Great Hall of Zige, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology (Caotang Campus). The theme of the competition was “Challenge and Dream”. It was aimed to encourage students to challenge themselves and embrace dreams as well as enhance the team cooperation awareness, to discover and improve the abilities of CAP students. There were 123 teams attending the preliminary competition, and 18 were selected to move on to the semi-final competition. Finally, there were five teams reaching the finals and competing for the title. They were representatives from Shandong University (Weihai) (SDUW), China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), Central China Normal University (CCNU), Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT), and Southwest University (SWU).
The competition is sponsored by AEMG and organized by XAUAT. On the evening of June 1st, the guests presented at the competition were the Vice President of XAUAT Wang Shusheng, the vice Director of Student Affairs Department of XAUAT Zhang Zhenlong, the vice Director of Administrative Committee of Caotang Campus of XAUAT Zhang Runchang, the Dean of International Education College of XAUAT Wang Youqun, the Executive Dean of An De College Xiong Zhongming, the Deputy Director of International Department of XAUAT and the Deputy Dean of An De College Wang Chunmei, the Deputy Dean of An De College Liu Yanzheng and Zhao Lei, AEMG Vice President Mr. Lv Yuqi, Executive Director of Teaching Department Ms. Xu Wenhui, the Assistant Dierctor of Language Department Ms. Cheng Ying, the Director of AEMG Xi’an Region Mr. Xu Xingye. Also, the branch managers and the instructors of the five teams reaching the finals from AEMG and the instructors from the five universities attended the competition.
During the competition, the team from XAUAT and the team from CUMT used their true feelings to interpret Shakespeare’s classic works “Hamlet” and “Merchant of Venice”, which made the audience full of praise. The CCNU team and the SWU team adapted the tales “Snow White” and “The Cop and the Anthem” to make the old tale keep up with the trend of the times. The SDUW team performed the super villain “Clown” of DC comics to the full extent.
Eventually, SDUW team won the first prize. The team of CUMT and the team of XAUAT, won the second prize. The CCNU team and the SWU team won the third prize. In addition, the organizing committee also selected two best awards which were the Best Stage Performance Award and Best Language Award, respectively won by Chang Yichen from SDUW team and Song Ziming from CUMT team. The best instructors and the Best Costume team award were won separately by Denny Li from SDUW and “Hamlet” team from XAUAT. So far, 2019 “Auchin Cup” National English Drama Competition successfully ended.