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'Sharing China' 2023 contest winners unveiled | Updated: 2023-06-05 16:24
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People perform a dragon dance among splashed water. Performing with a straw-made-dragon is an intangible cultural heritage of Chongqing, which is often done in festive days to pray for a good harvest and fortune for the year. This photo won first prize in the Sharing China photo contest 2023. [Photo by Hua Wenfeng/Provided to]

The “Sharing China - Happy Chinese New Year Contest 2023” concluded its final review recently in Beijing and unveiled its winning entries.

Launched on Dec 20, 2022, the contest called for photography works and short videos themed on Spring Festival culture and memorable moments from Chinese New Year celebrations overseas. Over 11,000 photos and 231 short videos from more than 20 countries and regions were submitted to the online submission platform as well as the event page on Facebook until Feb 12, the official submission deadline.

Several rounds of assessments were conducted by a panel of experts, who evaluated the submitted works based on three standards: Value of international communication, theme and quality. The jury finally selected 5 first prize collections (groups), 15 second prize collections (groups) and 30 third prize collections (groups) for the photography contest, and 1 first prize collection, 2 second prize collections and 6 third prize collections for the short video contest.

A waist-drum dance is performed to welcome the Lantern Festival in Ansai district, Yan'an, Shaanxi. This photo won first prize in the Sharing China photo contest 2023. [Photo by Wang Fujian/Provided to]

The contest was hosted by China International Culture Association and organized by and Since 2015, the "Sharing China" contest has been successfully held for seven sessions. Many of the photography and video works collected during these years were of professional quality, and were included in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism's publicity material used for ministry's cultural activities or cultural products, such as exhibitions, publications, posters, photo album designs and promotional videos. Several excellent works were selected into the “Happy Chinese New Year, Celebrations Worldwide” photo exhibition in 2016, “Five Years of Sheer Endeavor” exhibition in 2017, and “Belt and Road, People-to-people Connectivity” posters and short videos in 2018.

Winning entries are listed at the end of the article.

People take photos of the lion dance performance during a Chinese New Year parade in London, Britain on Jan 22, 2023. This photo is one of the group photos that won first prize in the Sharing China photo contest 2023. [Photo by Guo Jinbiao/Provided to]
An actor conducts a fire breathing performance during the Spring Festival in Jiuzi Ancient Town, Wuhu City, Anhui Province. This photo won first prize in the Sharing China photo contest 2023. [Photo by Fei Boguagn/Provided to]
A performer of Dashuhua, or striking iron flowers, starts his performance in Chongqing to welcome the incoming Chinese New Year. This photo won first prize in the Sharing China photo contest 2023. [Photo by Tang Jie/Provided to]

Click to view all of the winning photos and short videos

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