The first edition of Home Away from Home Essay Contest for foreign friends in China ended in November 2021. In total 55 contestants from 31 countries shared their unique China stories. Since the first edition was held last year, the Home Away from Home Essay Contest has received enthusiastic participation from foreign friends in China and won wide acclaim from experts of all walks of life. In 2022, in order to encourage more foreign friends to participate in the activities of telling good Chinese stories, the second edition of this essay contest will usher in a comprehensive upgrade.
首届《家外之家》外国友人中国故事征文大赛已于 2021 年 11 月落下帷幕，来自世界各地 31个国家的 55 位参赛者分享了属于他们的独特中国故事。自去年举办第一届以来，家外之家征文大赛受到了在华外籍友人的热情参与，赢得了社会各界的广泛好评。2022年，为鼓励更多外国友人参与到讲好中国故事，传播好中国声音的活动中来，第二届《家外之家》外国人中国故事征文大赛将迎来全面升级。
Different from the 5 final winners selected in the first essay competition, this competition will set 7 awards, namely 1 first prize, 2 second prizes, 3 third prizes, and 1 Internet Popularity Award.
与首届征文大赛评选出 5 位最终获奖者不同的是，本届大赛将设置 7 项大奖，分别是一等奖 1 位，二等奖 2 位，三等奖 3 位，以及网络人气奖 1 位；
This year’s Home Away from Home Essay Contest encourages contestants to submit articles along with a short video. Short video submissions are not mandatory, but can be included in the final score as a bonus item along with the submitted article;
3.Expert review panel added
In order to reflect the professionalism and impartiality of the competition, and select the essays that are loved by the audience and are of outstanding quality, this Home Away from Home Essay Competition will include an expert review panel, and the final winner will be selected by the method of social media + expert review comprehensive score.