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CCTV holds Spring Festival couplet contest

01-25-2014 10:27 BJT Special Report:2014 Spring Festival |

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With the lunar new year just around the corner, it’s time to put up some new spring festival couplets. To offer more choices, CCTV has initiated a contest for best original couplet.

On Thursday, more than 20 calligraphers gathered in Beijing and created some exciting new entries. In just six days, over 60,000 spring festival couplets have been submitted to the website.

22 calligraphers turn a selection of those couplets into art pieces, using their ink strokes to express people’s best wishes for the lunar new year.

Hu Kangmei, Vice President of China Calligrapher Association.

"Writing Spring Festival couplets is an old tradition, and the internet offers the perfect platform to gather more original couplets." Hu Kangmei, Vice President of China Calligrapher Association said.

"Through these kind of activities we hope to select some of the most creative couplets and share them with as many people as possible. In the coming new year we will continue to showcase more traditional Chinese culture." Jin Yanling, Assistant Manager of CNTV said.

The online submission runs til 8 p.m. this Sunday, and everyone is welcome to submit their spring festival couplets at

The top 100 entries will be announced at CCTV’s online Spring Festival Gala, and the top ten among them will be revealed at CCTV’s Lantern Festival Gala.

Jin Yanling, Assistant Manager of CNTV.


The online submission runs til 8 p.m. this Sunday, and everyone is welcome to submit their
spring festival couplets at (Click the picture to participate)


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