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Solicitation of Works for China’s 2022 “Best Season to Travel" starts in Luxembourg now. It is organized by www.travelchina.org.cn and Beijing Sunny Communications Ltd. , guided by the Bureau of International Exchanges and Cooperation of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

This year, there are four sub-activities:

1. Photographs for "Best Season to Travel-- Your Perspective";

2. Short videos for “Tour China with Me”;

3. Digital images for "Best Season to Travel";

4. Travel routes for "Best Season to Travel".

Find below all the details regarding this year’s thematic work collection and requirements of submission.

To submit your work and have more detailed information, please scan the QR code below or click http:// seasons.travelchina.org 

1. Submission of Photographs Best Season to Travel - Your Perspective

Contribution time   01/05/2022 - 15/10/2022

Selection time         26/10/2022 - 31/12/2022

Travelers and photographers from all over the world are invited to present “Best Season to Travel” in their eyes. The sub-activity will contain five stages, namely, submission, exhibition, offline appraisal, result release and showcase. The sub-activity, lasting the whole year, will be focused on interactions and global introduction in multiple languages.

Entries

The entries should be original photographs themed on travels in China, including landscapes, culture, and stories. The photographed scenes should present evident characteristics of four seasons.

Who can submit entries

Organizations, and domestic and overseas individuals are welcome to submit entries in accordance with the requirements for the sub-activity.

Requirements for entries

(1) A single photograph or group photographs can be submitted;

(2) The photographs can be made by DSLRs, mobile phones or aircraft-mounted cameras;

(3) The photographs should be in the format of jpg, and a single photograph should be more than 5MB;

(4) The submitted photograph should include a title and description of 50-60 words;

(5) Please provide the true name and telephone number of the contributor in email.

Appraisal and prizes

An appraisal team consisting of experts in tourism, photography and communication will appraise entries and select prize winners from the perspectives of theme, photography technique, visual effect, and creativity of the entries. Six themes will be preferred, namely, landscape, culture and folk customs, cultural relics and historic sites, leisure and vacation, intangible cultural heritages, and ecological photography. Ten photographs/group photographs will be selected from each theme, and awarded certificates by the host of the sub-activity.

Additional information

(1) The contributors have absolute copyright or the copyright authorization for the submitted entries;

(2) Prize-winning entries might be publicized in official activities of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and on its domestic and overseas platforms; and

(3) The Organizing Committee has the right to final interpretation of the sub-activity.

Address/contact for entry submission

Website: http:// seasons.travelchina.org

Contact: Zhang Qixin  13810844397  010-58204636

 

2. Submission of Short Videos Tour China with Me 

Contribution time   01/05/2022 - 15/10/2022

Selection time         26/10/2022 - 31/12/2022

The sub-activity “Tour China with Me” aims to identify professional tour guides and travel fans for tour-guide service in a foreign language, so as to help foreign tourists know China better.

The sub-activity will invite Chinese and overseas travelers proficient in tour-guide service in a foreign language to work as tour guides and make videos about popular tourist destinations, places of interest, world heritages, intangible cultural heritage, etc. They can introduce these destinations and sites in a foreign language to show beautiful China to overseas tourists. The sub-activity will contain five stages, namely, submission, exhibition, offline appraisal, result release and showcase.

Requirementsfor entries

 (1) The submitted entries should be video clips showing tour guide introducing China’s tourism resources (destinations, popular places of interest, world heritages and intangible cultural heritages, etc.) in a foreign language;

 (2) The videos give introduction in a foreign language, e.g., English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Japanese, and Korean.

 (3) The videos have been made during a tour, covering people, things and scenery;

 (4) Each video lasts 3-5 minutes, in the format of MOV or MP4, with the resolution of 1920*1080 and the file size of above 300MB;

 (5) The video includes opening, ending and list of the cast;

 (6) The submitted entries should include introduction, Chinese translations, the contributor’s CV, province of the contributor, the contributor’s employer and telephone number, etc.; and

  (7) For more details, please see the video sample posted on the website for entry submission.

 Appraisal and prizes

 The appraisal team consisting of experts in the fields of film and television, tour guiding, culture and tourism will appraise the entries and select prize winners from the perspectives of originality, oral expression, tour-guide performance, and short video production. Two prize winners will be selected in each of the five themes, namely, tour-guide performance, foreign-language expression, content, video creativity and online popularity, and awarded certificates by the host of the sub-activity.

 The organizations whose entries are included in the exhibition will receive the certificates of “excellent organization”.

 Additional information

 (1) Chinese and overseas tour guides, travel fans, Internet celebrities, faculty members and students from the institutions of higher learning can submit entries without paying any fee; all contributors should provide such information as the name, nationality, employer, E-mail address, telephone number and correspondence address.

 (2) The contributors have the absolute copyright or the copyright authorization for the submitted entries;

 (3) Prize-winning entries might be publicized in official activities of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and on its domestic and overseas platforms; and

 (4) The Organizing Committee has the right to final interpretation of the sub-activity.

 Address/contact for entry submission

 Website: http:// seasons.travelchina.org

 Contact: Liu Chenggang    13621058255  010-58204991-80318

 

3. Submission of Digital Images Best Season to Travel

Contribution time   01/05/2022 - 15/10/2022

Selection time         26/10/2022 - 31/12/2022

The booming of digital economy makes digital tourism possible, which has gradually become an important form of tourism. The sub-activity encourages people to make digital images in the form of photographs, video clips, VRs, animations and immersions. The scenic spots, intangible cultural heritages, cultural customs, cultural streets, some themed B&B and local caterings are displayed in the technical means to show different digital visions of the four seasons in China.

The sub-activity will contain five stages, namely, submission, exhibition, offline appraisal, result release and showcase.

Requirements for entries

 (1) Digital tourism destination demonstration videos that are created through animation, VR, AR and other digital simulation technologies;

 (2) VR, AR, immersion and other technical means adopted to display different destination resources such as tourism scenes or cultural resources;

 (3) Display of smart scenic spots built by digital tools, such as digital tourism platforms, big data centers, tourist centers, and command centers;

 (4) The submitted entries should be made in foreign languages, mainly in but not limited to English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Japanese and Korean;

 (5) The entries should be submitted in the form of link to images, panoramic multi-dimensional view, image presentation video (MOV or MP4), etc.

 Appraisaland prizes

Experts in the fields of digital technology, culture, tourism and communications will appraise the presentation effect, technical difficulty, communication effect, etc. of the submitted entries. In total, two prize winners of digital entries will be selected and awarded certificates by the host of the sub-activity.

The organizations whose entries are included in the exhibition will receive the certificates of “excellent organization”.

Additional information

 (1) Chinese and overseas cultural and tour organs, tech businesses and digital production teams etc. can submit entries without paying any fee; all contributors should provide such information as the name, nationality, employer, E-mail address, telephone number and correspondence address.

 (2) The contributors have the absolute copyright or the copyright authorization for the submitted entries;

 (3) Prize-winning entries might be publicized in official activities of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and on its domestic and overseas platforms; and

 (4) The Organizing Committee has the right to final interpretation of the sub-activity.

 Address/contact

 Email for submission: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Website: http:// seasons.travelchina.org

 Contact: Yang Hongshan  15801189975 010-58204991-8031

 

4. Submission of Travel Routes Best Season to Travel

Contribution time   01/05/2022 - 15/10/2022

Selection time         26/10/2022 - 31/12/2022

The seasonal tourism routes recommended by culture and tourism departments (bureaus) of all provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) in China, which meet the requirements for overseas market promotion, can be submitted as entries. The sub-activity will contain five stages, namely, submission, exhibition, offline appraisal, result release and showcase.

The tourist routes submitted in the sub-activity will be divided according to their characteristics in four seasons, so that they will become the “Best Season to Travel” overseas marketing theme products for promotion. They can be sightseeing routes, cultural routes, study tour routes, food routes, leisure routes, and cultural creativity routes, etc.

Requirements for entries

(1) “Best Season to Travel” tourist routes should meet overseas market demand, suitable for overseas promotion;

(2) The entries should fully present local cultural characteristics, historical inheritance, folk customs or modern development achievements, and closely follow the theme of “Best Season to Travel”, to show the obvious characteristics of four seasons;

(3) The products should be mature and operable offline so that they can be promoted by overseas travel agents;

(4) The entries should include scripts, photographs, videos and others; the packaged entries should include the product name, theme, brief introduction, route, transport, accommodation and other consumption guide information;

(5) Information should be in both Chinese and a foreign language (mainly English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Japanese, Korean, etc.);

(6) Please indicate the full name of the contributor’s employer, and the name and telephone number of the contributor.

Appraisal

The appraisal team will select prize winners by judging whether they are suitable for overseas promotion and whether they are popular among foreign tourists; the prize winners will be publicized on http://seasons.travelchina.org. 

Additional information

(1) The contributors have the IPR or the IPR authorization for the submitted entries;

(2) Prize-winning routes might be publicized in official activities of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and on its domestic and overseas platforms; and

(3) The Organizing Committee has the right to final interpretation of the sub-activity.

Address/contact

Email for submission: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: http:// seasons.travelchina.org

Contact: Liu Chenggang   13621058255  010-58204991-8031

 

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