After a grueling selection process and tough discussions, we have shortlisted the potential winners.To select the winners, we invite you to choose the best contributions made by fellow readers. For vote, please click here.

For winners list, please click here.



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.

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). If you use a cell phone to shoot a video, please shoot it horizontally. A description at the very beginning is required, including the name of the person who shot the footage, occupation, and who, what, where, when and why about the scene.


Submission deadline: Through March 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:

You can also upload your work directly under this thread on China Daily Website's English BBS (Bulletin Board System):

Or you can submit your work to's Facebook page: Chinese New Year – Just Share it!


Your stories will be posted on China's most influential English-language Web portal, 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: A 150 RMB equivalent prize


Bureau for External Cultural Relations of the Ministry of Culture, the People's Republic of China


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