This year marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. In an effort to promote cultural exchange and enhance mutual understanding, ChinAfrica magazine is hosting the Second ChinAfrica Short Video Competition (South Africa Zone).
We welcome entries from all African people (or teams) who are studying or working in China (or have studied or worked in China before), as well as those who have interest in the Chinese culture. Chinese people living in Africa are also welcome to join the competition and submit their entries.
Working Hand in Hand Toward a Shared Future
- My Unforgettable Experience in 2020
Entries could cover topics such as “Joining Hands to Fight COVID-19,” “Role Models,” “Witnessing History” and “My Experience.”
Under your choice of topic, your video can tell stories related to anti-COVID-19 efforts, China-Africa friendship, economic cooperation, people-to-people and cultural exchanges, poverty alleviation and environmental protection.
Entry Submission: August 7 to October 31, 2020
Online Voting: November 1 to November 20, 2020
Awards Ceremony: December 2, 2020
III. Organizational Structure:
People’s Daily Online South Africa
Independent Media Group
The Chinese Culture and International Education Exchange Center and its Confucius Classroom
Global Max Media Group
Galaxy Universal Network of South Africa
South Africa China Economic and Trade Association
Confucius Institute for Chinese Medicine at the University of Western Cape
Confucius Institute at the University of Johannesburg
Confucius Institute at Stellenbosch University
Confucius Institute at the University of Cape Town
Confucius Institute at Rhodes University
Confucius Institute at the Durban University of Technology
Confucius Classroom at the Cape Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology
Confucius Classroom at Westerford High School
(In no particular order)
Chinese Embassy in South Africa
Government Communication and Information System of South Africa
IV. Competition Procedure:
• Detailed information about the competition can be found on the official website, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter accounts of ChinAfrica magazine, Independent Media Group and People’s Daily Online South Africa;
• Participants can upload their video entries, together with personal details including full name, occupation, nationality, telephone number and postal address (in a text file) to a cloud storage platform, such as Onedrive or Baidu Cloud, and email the download link and password to: firstname.lastname@example.org;
• The final results will be decided based on online votes and jury votes.
V. Entry Requirements:
• Videos should be in line with the theme and should be no more than five minutes;
• Videos should be original and must not contain materials related to pornography, violence, religion or racism. No advertisement is allowed;
• The resolution of the videos should be no less than 1280×720;
• Videos should be presented/narrated in English only. Sound bites in other languages should be accompanied by English subtitles;
• Video format should be .avi, .mov, .mp4 and .mpeg, and file size should not exceed 500M each;
• Videos will be divided into two groups for judging and prizes: Micro Video Group (0.5-1 minute) and Short Video Group (1.1-5 minutes).
VI. Prizes: (For China Zone, South Africa Zone and Senegal Zone combined)
• 1x Grand Prize: R20,000;
• 1x First Prize for Each Group: R6,000;
• 3x Second Prizes for Each Group: R4,000 each;
• 5x Third Prizes for Each Group: R2,000 each;
• 15x Organization Awards: R4,000 each (awarded to organizations such as schools).
All winners will get 3 issues of ChinAfrica magazine.