|Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the period when whole of China is in motion wearing a festive look from the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month.|
With celebrations marking the New Year spreading from the Chinese mainland to nearly all parts of the world in recent years, we have decided to add our own color and festivities to the event by launching - world, please pay attention, - the global online contest Chinese New Year – Just Share it! Chinaculture.org invites you to share what you talk about when you talk about the Chinese New Year.
Anyone who is interested in Chinese culture and has stories to share about Chinese New Year.
Essays, photographs and videos are all welcome, with the theme Chinese New Year in My Eyes. The work must be original. All works must not infringe on any third-party rights.
Essays: 800-word limit
Photographs: Photographs must be in digital format. Images should be no larger than 5MB. Images should be either JPEG or JPG files. The caption must be complete, accurate and should provide sufficient details. Watermarks are not acceptable.
Videos: All video entries must not exceed 3 minutes in length and be no larger than 500MB. Videographic aspect ratios should be 4:3 or 16:9. All video entries must be submitted in mp4 format. There is no restriction on the style of the video (e.g. animation, live-action, etc).
Submission deadline: Jan 27-Mar 5 (Lantern Festival)
Judging period: Mar 6-26 (casting of votes by expert judges + netizens)
Award announcement: late March
Please submit your work, or a YouTube link to your video to: email@example.com
You can just provide what you have for the Spring Festival under this thread.
You can submit your work to Chinaculture.org's Facebook page: Chinese New Year – Just Share it!
Your stories will be posted on China's most influential English-language Web portal, Chinadaily.com.cn. Millions of readers will read your stories on the China Daily Website and its English BBS.
About the appraisal
Winners will be selected by a panel of experts consisting of cultural scholars, members of the China Photographers Association and foreign experts at China Daily (40%), as well as online votes cast (60%).
Awards and Prizes
3 First Prizes: A smartphone(Chinese brand), or a 3,000 RMB equivalent prize; Certificate of honor
6 Second Prizes:A smartphone(Chinese brand), or a 2,000 RMB equivalent prize; Certificate of honor
18 Third Prizes: Music player, or a 1,000 RMB equivalent prize; Certificate of honor
100 Honorable Mentions: Electronic product, or a 150 RMB equivalent prize
Bureau for External Cultural Relations of the Ministry of Culture, the People's Republic of China
For more info, click here: http://www.chinaculture.org/contest.html