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K-State Today

May 12, 2016

Confucius Institute to sponsor photo contest in fall 2016 to promote cultural understanding

Submitted by Max Lu

To promote cultural understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity, the K-State Confucius Institute will sponsor a photo contest in fall 2016. The theme of the contest is "China and the United States: Cultural Differences through the Lens," and anyone at K-State or in the Manhattan community is welcome to participate.

Contest guidelines:

  • No limitation to the subject matters of photos or when the photos were taken.
  • Entries from nonnative Chinese speakers must show some aspect of the Chinese culture.
  • Native Chinese speakers' submissions should show the American culture they have learned or experienced.
  • Photographs should be accompanied by an extended caption — up to 250 words — that describes the cultural elements shown and the photographer's reaction and experience.
  • Each person may submit no more than two photos.

All entries will be evaluated by a committee formed by the Confucius Institute. Winners will receive cash prizes in addition to certificates. Winners will receive $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place. Honorable mentions also will be awarded. We plan to compile the winning photographs and select additional entries in a photo album.

Please send your printed photos to: K-State Confucius Institute, 1800 Claflin Road, Suite 205, Manhattan, KS 66502. Digital photo(s) can be emailed to confucius@k-state.edu. The deadline for submission is Sept. 10.

Contact the institute at confucius@k-state.edu or 785-532-3680 with any questions or for more information.