Chinese handcraft competition kicks off in Beijing

Updated 2018-04-23 14:52:01

The 2nd Annual Chinese Handcraft Competition kicks off in Beijing on April 20. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The 2nd Annual Chinese Handcraft Competition kicked off in Beijing on April 20, dedicated to fuse traditional craft into modern life, and inspire the whole nation's creative vitality.

The competition has set up several categories, including embroidery, printing and dyeing, knitting, firing, metalworking, lacquer coating, sculpture and scribing.

Participants only have to submit pictures of works during the preliminary online selection, and will have to submit the entity during the onsite selection and expert review phases. The jury comprises of experts from traditional crafts field, national-level intangible cultural heritage representative inheritors, cultural experts and scholars, well-known art masters, designers and representatives from related industry associations and cultural creative industry institutions.

The deadline for the entry collection is at the end of July, and participants can enroll through the website wodsy.com or the official WeChat account of wodsy.com.

Visitors enjoy crafts at the launch ceremony.[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Winners will be awarded with certificates of honors, and their works will be included in a photo album for the competition and be showcased on the wodsy.com. Besides, winners can get chance to take part in the training program and communicate with top international art masters.

Liu Qiang, chairman of China Cultural Media Group Limited, said the competition aims to mobilize the initiative and creativity of intangible cultural heritage inheritors and craftsmen through the event, and to link traditional crafts with creative designs, to better satisfy people's anticipation for a better life in new era.

The event is supported by the Intangible Cultural Heritage Division of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, sponsored by the China Cultural Media Group Limited and Beijing Urban and Rural Construction Group, and hosted by the wodsy.com and the Jimo district government of Qingdao city in Shandong province.

Visitors view crafts at the launch ceremony.[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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