In August 2017, Silk Road Photographic Organization International Alliance was officially founded after a signing ceremony joined by belt and road countries. In order to conform to the alliance' s tenet of "inherit the Silk Road spirit, focus on the Belt and Road development, enhance innovation, cooperation and development, adhere to reciprocity and win-win strategy" , and with the aim of practicing the photography exchanges among silk road countries, promoting cross - boundary integration and innovation development of diverse cultures, and strengthening youth photography education and communication among member states, Silk Road Photographic Organization International Alliance specially initiated the Silk Road Youth International Photography Competition in cooperation with Beijing China Millennium Monument World Art Center, Beijing International Art and Photography Foundation, Shandong International Cultural Exchange Center and made the below competition rules:
Requirements of Participants:
All adolescent who take interests in photography between 8-25 years old from B& R countries can participate.
Adolescents that meet the age condition from countries other than B & R region can participate with works concerning Silk Road theme and contents.
The competition will be divided into two groups: A and B. Group A will target at adolescents from 8 to 15 years old; Group B will target at adolescents froml6 to 25 years old. Both A and B groups can participate in the single works and group works.
Requirements of Entries:
Content requirement: the work contents and themes are open ended. Works that express the cultural life, natural landscape, world heritage and local customs are recommended.
Requirements of Submission:
Each participant can submit at most 18 pieces (groups) for single works and group works.
Participants should submit their works along with picture introduction or explanation of more than 30 characters.
Each entry works should be in JPEG format and not less than 6MB.
Participants should submit works in electronic files to designated mailbox.
The works copy right must be clearly defined.
Additional instruction are required if later post processing was used.
The quantity of each group photos work should be within 10 pictures.
The original file should be provided if necessary.
Requirements of entries:
The participants should fill in the entry form faithfully. Participants within Chinese territory should fill in the form in Chinese, while participants outside Chinese territory should
fill in the form Chinese.
Assessment Process and Awards Setting:
October 15th, 2017: Photo Beijing official website (http://www.bjipw.cn) publishes the contest information and submission address;
June 30th, 2018: Entries closed;
July 20th, 2018: evaluation of works;
August 10th, 2018: the selected works will be displayed in Photo Beijing official website
September 10th, 2018: edit and publish the album
In late October 2018: during Photo Beijing, the exhibition and award ceremony of winning works will be held in China Millennium Monument. After the exhibition, itinerant
exhibition will be held in Silk Road countries.
"The light of Silk Road" Gold Award (3 winners for Group A and B respectively):
Award trophy, certificate, portfolio, competition souvenir medal and prizes (worth 5,000 yuan)
"The light of Silk Road" Silver Award (5 winners for Group A and B respectively):
Award trophy, certificate, portfolio, competition souvenir medal and prizes (worth 3,000 yuan)
"The light of Silk Road" Bronze Award ( 30 winners for Group A and B in total):
Award trophy, certificate, portfolio, competition souvenir medal and prizes (worth 2,000 yuan)
"The light of the Silk Road" Excellence Award (120 winners for Group A and B in total):
Certificate, portfolio, competition souvenir medal and prizes (worth 500 yuan)
"The light of the Silk Road" Excellence Tutor Award (20 for domestic and 10 for international) :
Certificate, and competition souvenir medal and prizes (worth 500 yuan)
"The light of the Silk Road" Excellence Organization Award (10 for domestic and 5 for international):
Certificate, and competition souvenir medal of “Silk Road Photographic Organization International Alliance Youth Photography Education Base"
Award certificates of honor to excellent organizations and training institutions involved in the competition.