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Calling all photographers for Chinese New Year photo competition | Updated: 2020-01-13 14:42
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Give me five! Photo taken in Lisbon, Portugal, Feb 11, 2018. [Photo by Liu Xiaolan]


The Sharing China - Happy Chinese New Year Contest 2020 is calling for entries from all over the world!

Regardless of whether you are a professional or an amateur, or even who you are or where you are from, you are welcome to send us photos of memorable moments from Chinese New Year celebrations.

Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is the most important traditional festival for Chinese people. Grand celebrations take place all over the world during the festive days, with traditions passed down over centuries, such as family reunions, New Year fireworks, temple fairs and performances, as well as enjoying dumplings and local delicacy feasts.

The entries will be scored and all winners will be awarded prize money.

To learn more and submit your entries: 

Awards and Prizes

The contest will select 100 photos (single or group).

★ First prize: 10 photos (single or group), with 3,000 yuan in prize money for each winner
★ Second prize: 30 photos (single or group), with 2,000 yuan in prize money for each winner
★ Third prize: 60 photos (single or group), with 1,000 yuan in prize money for each winner

The organizer will deduct any taxes on the award money and pay the authorities on behalf of the winners.


Starting December 20, 2019

Submission deadline: February 29, 2020

Who can submit

Anyone is welcome to submit photos of wonderful moments from Chinese New Year celebrations, regardless of whether you are a professional or amateur, or even who you are or where you are from.

Hosts and Organizers

Host: The Bureau of International Exchange and Cooperation, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People's Republic of China

Organizers: Centre of International Cultural Exchange,


Supported by China Photographers Association

The rules

1. All photos of Chinese New Year celebrations are welcome. Suggested themes include:

(1) Traditional customs, such as paying respects to ancestors, cleaning the house and New Year's Eve dinner.

(2) Modern customs and new trends, such as the Spring Festival travel rush, giving out or receiving mobile red envelopes, or traveling.

(3) Folk activities, such as dragon dances, lion dances, yangko dances, folk theatrical art or local folk customs.

(4) Foreigners experiencing Spring Festival, celebrations around the world or anything that reflects the integration of the festival and local life.

2. All entries must be real and not doctored or photo edited. The tone and color of the image may be slightly adjusted. Composition and clipping are allowed.

3. Entries should be in JPG or JPEG format with a resolution of 300 dpi, no less than 2 MB, with the length no less than 3,000 pixels.

4. Entries can be single photos or a series of photos. A series of photos counts as one entry and each series may contain four to ten photos.

5. Entries should have titles and a short photo description (such as time, place and people in the photo). Please provide a personal email account and a phone number so that we may contact you.

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