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Contest rules

Updated: 2015-06-24 16:10:57

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The event is open to anyone with an interest in Asian culture. There is no bar on any nationality.


Photographs and videos are all welcome, with the theme of  "Beauty of Asian Arts and Culture."  All works must be original. Plagiarism or violation of third-party rights will result in disqualification.

All works must come with a detailed explanation of the piece. All works in any language are welcome, but  if the work is in neither English nor Chinese, entrants must ensure there's a translated version in one of the two languages.


1. Single width, open group, or photo stitching, no limit in coloration

2.  Photo story: Documentary photo series with visually attractive pictures (10 max)

3.  Art photography: Single width/ open group with well-developed themes (6 max)

4.  Picture format: Images must be in digital format as JPG; 1800-3000 pixels of length; 300 dpi in resolution. Size should not exceed 5MB.

5. The caption must be complete, accurate and should provide sufficient details.


1. Video length must not exceed 5 minutes

2. Video must be in documentary form.

3. Music must be appropriate and special effects should be moderate and  logical

4. Acceptable forms: MPG, MPG-2, WMV, FLV, MP4 (please make sure that video images are clear for viewing purposes)


Submission deadline: Through Oct 10  

Judging period: Oct 11-21 (casting of votes by expert judges and netizens)

Award announcement: late Oct. The award-winning photos and videos will be showed at the Asian Art Festival.


Please send your work or links to video-sharing websites, such as YouTube, to contest@chinadaily.com.cn

You can also post your work on China Daily's BBS online forum

Or you can submit your work to Chinaculture.org's Facebook page

Voting breakdown

At the festival, Chinese and foreign cultural scholars, Chinese Photography Association experts and China Daily foreign experts will evaluate each individual piece. Their evaluation/vote accounts for 60 percent of the final score with the online poll counting for 40 percent. 

Awards and prizes

The top three winners will be provided with:

1. Roundtrip airplane ticket to Quanzhou, Fujian province, China.

2.  Lodging expenses

3.  VIP invitation letter for the opening ceremony of the 14th Asia Arts Festival

4.  Ticket for a series of activities of the 14th Asia Arts Festival

5.  More information:

1) If the winner does not arrive on a prearranged flight, any direct route or exchange of flight will be paid for by the winner themself.

2) Foreign winners will have to handle visa formalities by themselves. If needed, the organizers will provide assistance.

3) Any outside expenses (shopping, travel insurance, etc) will be handled by the winner themself.

4) When the winner is announced, there will be 10 days to reply and claim the prize and provide some individual information. If a reply is not received or information is inaccurate, the winner will forfeit the prize.

5) The prize is not transferable and cannot be converted into money; if the winner declines or is disqualified, it will be offered to the next candidate.

Terms and Conditions

1.All works submitted grant the sponsor, organizer and their affiliated company permission for free public exhibition in the form of, but not limited to: publication, advertisement, prints etc.

*The above right of use only applies to situations related to the Asia Arts Festival. If the creator does not give permission for public exhibition, the work will not be used under any circumstancesirrelevant to the festival.

2. The work must be created by the author themself. All legal responsibility and all losses resulting from any copyright infringement, trademark rights, privacy rights, and publicity rights shall be borne by the author himself.

3.The author agrees that the sponsor of the event has the right of final interpretation of rules and regulations. If one does not meet the requirements, the work will be disqualified.

4.By submitting the works the author agrees to accept the rules. 

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