The HOC has recognized several hundred participants and has distributed tens of thousands of dollars in awards and recognition ceremonies.
The House of China (HOC) places a high value on handing down knowledge of Chinese language to the younger generation. Since 1993, the HOC has encouraged youth, parents and Chinese Schools in this endeavor by sponsoring an essay competition. The contest, known as the Virginia Hom Fung Memorial Essay Contest is held in honor of one of our most dedicated and passionate members. A committee selects an essay topic at the beginning of the calendar year. The topic, contest rules and deadlines are then communicated to students and schools with winners selected and recognized at our annual meeting and essay award ceremony during June’s Dragon Boat season.