21:41 Nov. 20, 2015 CNTV.com
To encourage Chinese people around the world to participate in Chinese traditional folk activities, to create a joyous and harmonious atmosphere for the upcoming new year, and to stimulate positive energy, the online crowd funding project "Happiness to Everyone—Calligraphy Assembly for Chinese Youth around the World" was officially launched November 20. The project is co-hosted by CCTV, China Yinglian Institution, China Calligraphers Association and National Library of China and sponsored by CNTV according to the requirements of Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China.
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It targets at Chinese youth around the world aged 6 to 18. "Chinese Youth Calligraphy" Stars will be chosen online to participate in the recording of such programs as "Happiness to Everyone" and "Chinese Children Talent Show" in the 2016 CCTV Online Spring Festival Gala. This activity fully embodies the Chinese spirit and the humanity ides branded with the style of times, presents the Chinese spirit of reading books for self-cultivating and devotion to China, carries forward good traditions and encourages cultural creativity. It serves as a platform for Chinese youth around the world to happily grow up with the support of the society. It is also a precious opportunity for them to show talents and exchange with each other.
1.Title of the Activity
"Happiness to Everyone—Calligraphy Assembly for Chinese Youth around the World."
2.Participants of the Activity
This activity targets young calligraphers aged 6 to 18; some calligraphic works of children aged below 6 will also be selected.
3.Theme of the Activity
The activity is aimed at promoting and developing the Chinese nation's culture and spirit and is themed "Best Wishes for the New Year." It aims to express good wishes and expectations for our motherland China, all the families and friends and a better future. It also demonstrates the China dream of "enriching the country, rejuvenating the nation and bringing happiness to people."
4.Requirement of the Activity
Online submission of Spring Festival couplets, blessings, a Chinese character of "福"(happiness) related to the theme of the activity (in electronic edition).
5. Timetable of the Activity
5.1 Online submission
From 10:00 a.m. on Nov. 20, 2015 to 24:00 on Dec. 14, 2015 (Beijing time)
5.2 Online display
After the first round of expert assessment, all the works will be displayed on the official website and WeChat public platform. And the number of people who like your work will also be shown on the public platform.
5.3 Expert assessment
From Dec. 15 to 19, experts will select best works after the first round of assessment. And the list of finalists and their works will be published on the official website (http://arts.cntv.cn).
5.4 Public vote
From 10:00 a.m. on Dec. 20, 2015, to 24:00 on Jan.10, 2016, all the finalists' works will be published on the official website. Netizens around the world can choose to “like” or vote for their favorite works. One can vote by searching the number of the work and vote on one’s cellphone. The finalists can also share vote links to the Moments to attract more attention and more votes.
5.5 Live activity
From Nov. 29, 2015 to Jan. 20, 2016, participants can take part in the live activities in six contest sites around China. In the end, 100 “Chinese Youth Calligraphy Stars” will be chosen by online voting and experts’ assessment.
5.6 Recording and broadcasting
All the candidates have the opportunities to write a calligraphic work of the character "福" (happiness) offline, and 100 young "Chinese Youth Calligraphy Stars" can participate in the program recording of such programs as "Happiness to Everyone," and "Chinese Children Talent Show" in the 2016 CCTV Online Spring Festival Gala.
5.7 Awarding ceremony
After the 2016 Spring Festival, exhibition of best works and the awarding ceremony will be held in Beijing.
5.8 Extended display
All the participants will have the opportunity to show their works on CNTV.com and participate in the series of promotion activities.
After the 2016 Spring Festival, there will be a tour exhibition of best works.
6. Submission channels
6.1 Submission channels include cell phone, PC and WeChat platform, and WeChat platform is the main submission channel.
Users can search and follow the subscription accounts "熊猫小学童" ("Little Panda Learner") on WeChat, and reply "投稿" (submit), then you can get the link to submit your work; you can upload the picture of your work by clicking "我要投稿" (I want to submit) on the bottom of the page; according to the instructions, please fill in your personal information in detail and information of your work; after successfully uploading your work and filling in the information, users can get a unique entry ID to take part in the activity.
6.2 Participants and tutors should fill in their personal information and the information of the work in detail. The finalists and candidates for the “100 Chinese Youth Calligraphy Stars” will receive the notice by WeChat or e-mail.
6.3 Winners of the "100 Chinese Youth Calligraphy Stars" should submit their original works for the exhibition of best works on the awarding ceremony.
7 Rules for Participation
7.1 The original piece of calligraphic work is required to be color photo and its size should be between 138cm*34cm and 138cm*68cm. Please keep the original work for later print or publication;
7.2 The uploaded photo must be JPEG form and less than 3M in size. The photo should not be embellished and any participant who embellishes the photo deliberately will be disqualified;
7.3 The photo to be uploaded should be taken by digital camera, cellphone or be scanned and should be adjusted in size, light intensity, contrast ratio and color balance;
7.4 Every participant can only upload one work with his real name, otherwise the participant will not be qualified to win the prize;
7.5 Calligraphic works in paper form will not be accepted.
8. Rules for Voting
8.1 Every user can vote for different works every day.
8.2 Every user can only vote once for an individual work in a week.
To ensure that the voting process is fair and standardized, the host will set limit on the times that one IP user can vote so as to eliminate cheating behavior. Any participant who is found cheating, will be disqualified.
9.1 The committee has invited world famous art critics, heads of art institutions, prominent painting and calligraphy artists from home and abroad as well as experts on art education for children to form a judging panel to assess the participants’ work, to award them, to give advice and to lead them onto the right way to art.
9.2 All the participants will be given electronic certificates of participation and their works will be kept on the website of CNTV.com. The finalists of the year’s Calligraphy Assembly for Chinese Youth around the World will be awarded with certificates made of different sorts of paper, products for calligraphy, free courses of calligraphy. One-hundred "Chinese Youth Calligraphy Stars" from 6 contest sites will each have a set of Best Works of Calligraphy Assembly for Chinese Youth around the World in 2015. The committee will also award them with trophies and their works will also be shown in the exhibition organized by the United Nations.
9.3 The committee will award active and excellent participating schools and social institutions with "Excellent Organization Prize" and teachers who made great contributions to this activity with "Excellent Tutor Prize."
This activity is non-profitable and will not charge any fee. Those who are against this rule are subject to punishment.
10. Contact the Committee
Address: Wanghailou Chinese Network Television Channel for Painting and Calligraphy, West Sanhuan Road No. 10, Haidian District, Beijing.
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