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  • Requirements and Regulations
  • Sign Up and Submit
Categories and Sections

One Annual Section:

Heaven of Ice and Snow, City of Charm and Vigor

Harbin, an internet celebrity city known for its diverse cultures and blending of Chinese and Western cultures, will host the 9th Asian Winter Games Harbin in February 2025. This section aims at short videos on various themes related to Harbin by creators from home and abroad, especially those in Harbin and Heilongjiang province.

Other Sections

a. Key Section: China's Development, Global Opportunities

Designed primarily for the publicity departments of various provinces (as well autonomous regions and municipalities), whether central or local media and also film/TV producers are all welcomed. This section covers short videos featuring topics including cultural heritage, tourism, economic development, civil life, fashion trends, food culture, etc.

b. Enterprise Section: Outstanding products, Sharing with the Globe China across the World

This section particularly fits Chinese enterprises that go global, foreign-funded enterprises in China, and multinational companies associated with China. All the cross-border, cross-cultural, and cross-sectoral stories are expected.

c. We Media Section: Outstanding products, Sharing with the Globe

Looking for creative international vloggers, YouTubers, online influencers, and MCN teams, this section collects short videos on personal experiences and in-depth observations on China highlighted by cross-cultural topics.

d. University Student: By the Youth, to the Future 

Every city or village in China has its unique landscapes, people, folk customs, and historical heritage. This theme zooms in on foreigners' stories with Chinese cities or villages. Their relations and emotional connections with these metropolises or townships are distinctive stories to tell.

Requirements and Regulations


Requirements

1. The entries should meet at least one of the following conditions: 

(1) With at least one foreigner in the crew, in any position including host, protagonist or interviewee, director, designer, cameraman or producer, etc.

(2) Being related to cross-cultural communication between China and other countries. All the works should abide by basic rules for international communication in contents and narration.

2. Institutions, studios or individuals are all qualified to participate in the competition. Each institution is allowed to submit up to 20 videos and 5 for each individual participant. For the video series, choose 3 episodes to submit. Each video work is only allowed to participate in one section. 

3. No limitations for the genre of videos. For instance, interviews, talk shows, documentaries, vlogs, animations, microfilms and short dramas are all qualified. Each video should be within 10 minutes.

4. No limitations for the languages used in the videos, and English, French, Russian, Spanish, and Arabic are especially encouraged. For videos with only Chinese, an English subtitle is required, and a Chinese or English subtitle is required for videos presented in other languages.

5. All videos should be positive, any content related to pornography, violence racial discrimination, etc. are disqualified. 

6. The resolution of the works should be 1280*720 or above. MPG, MPEG, AVI, MOV, WMV and MP4 are acceptable as video formats.

Submit

1. Log on to www.mychinastory.com, click on the entry on the home page, fill in the registration form and upload the link to your video released online. Afterwards, please email your videos as directly attached or via shared link(s) and password to Baidu or Google Drives to mychinastory@cnmatters.com. Please make sure your link is permanently accessible. The subject of your email should follow this format: "Participant name-Video title-Section". The text should indicate the contact information. (Please make sure the video title in the email should be the same as that in the registration form).

2. It is also qualified for participation if you upload your video to either a personal or company account on Douyin or KUAISHOU, and add the hashtag #2024第三只眼看中国 for it.

Rights and interests of participants

1. Participants have the opportunity to be shortlisted for relevant awards and corresponding certificates and/or prizes.

2. Each rewarded team will be invited with one or two representatives to attend the award ceremony, where experts and people from media and platforms will gather and share experiences.

3. The awarded videos stand the chance for massive media exposure during the ceremony.

4. The awarded videos will be presented in the video screening and exhibitions by us at home and abroad.

5. The awarded videos stand the chance to be published in the Chinese-English book named after the competition.

6. Awarded vloggers and teams will be invited to join the China Story Alliance as signed producers of the contest and will participate in the relevant activities and video projects.

7. Outstanding vloggers and teams will be invited to join the organizer's workshop.

Sign Up and Submit

Requirements

1. Participants can be organizations, studios, or individuals. For series or program entries, three representative works must be submitted.

2. All forms of video works are welcome, including but not limited to variety shows, interviews, talk shows, short documentaries, vlogs, animations, VR, and so on. Each video should be within 10 minutes.

3. All languages are welcome for the entries. Works in languages other than Chinese or English should have Chinese/English subtitles (or submit written transcripts alongside the videos) for convenience of evaluation.

4. The works should be based on real life and spread positive ideas, and should not involve content related to pornography, violence, racial discrimination, etc. Any implantable advertising is not allowed.

5. The resolution of the works should be 1280*720 or higher, and the acceptable file formats include MPG, MPEG, AVI, MOV, WMV, MP4, etc.

Qualification

Submission of videos on all above-mentioned categories and themes is open to all teams and individuals, domestic and international, professionals and amateurs. Chinese organizations stationed abroad and overseas Chinese (students included) are also welcome to join.

The video works you submit shall meet at least one of the following requirements:

1)Foreigners are directly involved in the filming and production of the video works. They can be the hosts, subjects, directors, videographers, editors, etc.

2)The videos can be shot both in China or abroad, but their content must be about China or China's cross-cultural interactions with the world.

Work Submission

 Submission Deadline: August 31, 2023

1. Upload your video(s) to your or your team's account on Xigua Video, Toutiao, Bilibili, or Weibo. Follow the platforms' instructions and tick your video(s) with the tag of the competition name to sign up for "My China Story" International Short Video Competition.

2. Upload your video(s) to Pan.baidu.com or Google Drive, and then send relevant link(s) and password(s) to mychinastory@cnmatters.com via email. The subject line of your email should follow this format: Name-Title of the video-"Competition Submissions". 

3. After submitting your entry, please scan the QR code below to fill out the entry form.

For more information, please visit the competition's website: www.mychinastory.com.

Contact: Miss Li (Tel: 86-010-68996991)

Awards

36 Topic Awards

Each topic will select one First Prize winner (10,000 yuan), two Second Prize winners (5,000 yuan each), and three Third Prize winners (2,000 yuan each). The winners can be individual works or series.

6 Individual Awards

From all the works that enter the final evaluation session, the jury will select six winners of Individual Awards, namely Best Video Host, Best Story, Best Videography, Best International Communication, Best Online Communication, and Best Short Video Series. Each winner will receive a prize of 4,000 yuan.

1 Grand Jury Prize

From all the works that enter the final evaluation session, one work will be selected for the Grand Jury Prize with a reward of 20,000 yuan.

50 Outstanding Awards

From all videos submitted, the jury will select 50 for the Outstanding Awards.

Outstanding Organization Awards

The organizing committee will select and determine winners of the Outstanding Organization Awards according to the quantity and quality of the entries from all the participating organizations.

(All prizes are pre-tax amounts)

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