Video contest ends, love for Beijing continues

By Zhang Zhouxiang | | Updated: 2024-05-24 14:50
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Zhao Yi, who got a prize for her illustration, delivers an acceptance speech. [Photo provided to]

Will you fall in love with a city?

Foreigners from more than 100 nations have given "Beijing" as their answer in the just-concluded 4th "100 Reasons to Love Beijing" short-video contest, the award ceremony of which was held in Beijing Library on Thursday.

The contest, organized by the Information Office of Beijing Municipality and hosted by China Daily, was open to global participants to share their love for the city and tell their stories about it.

Launched in September 2023 and open until the end of December, almost 2,000 short video clips were submitted for the contest in total. Among these submissions, 100 were recognized as exemplary, with 20 ultimately chosen to win awards. In addition, this year's competition first introduced a comic illustration category, receiving a total of 360 comic illustrations drawn by foreigners, resulting in 10 individual awards.

At the award ceremony, He Ping, Deputy Director General of the Publicity Department of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee, delivered a speech stating that Beijing has always served as the national cultural center and it is the capital's responsibility to carry forward its cultural legacy. The "100 Reasons to Love Beijing" short video contest is a platform to showcase Beijing's unique charm and a window for more people to understand and fall in love with the city, he said.

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