A cultural communication activity held by the Information Office of Beijing Municipal Government, “100 Reasons To Love Beijing” is aiming at collecting theme-based short videos from foreigners who have an affinity for Beijing, showcasing the real image of the metropolis through the unique perspectives and diverse cultural backgrounds of foreigners. This year marks the fourth session of the competition.
With the theme of “In Beijing — 100 Reasons To Love Beijing”, this year’s competition is open to foreigners around the world. Short videos can be works filmed by foreigners, as well as works featuring foreigners as the main characters. The organizers hope to allow more foreign friends to hear, touch, and experience Beijing through the event.
In addition to the continuation of the previous three years, the 2023 session includes a cartoon and illustration competition. The outstanding works will be exhibited at the awards ceremony.
A total of 100 outstanding short videos and 100 distinguished cartoons and illustrations will be selected from all the works submitted. A collection is to be released on various social platforms.
- Submitted short videos should be either produced by foreigners or works that relate stories about foreigners.
- Cartoons are open for cartoonists, artists and art funs worldwide.
Besides the top three prizes, there will also be a "Best Popularity Award" based on online voting results in this event.
2. We offer top three prizes respectively for short videos and cartoons and illustrations. Winners will receive certificates for their distinguished contribution.
3. 100 outstanding short videos and 100 distinguished cartoons will be selected from all the works submitted, the collection of which will be spread on both domestic and overseas social platforms.
While there is no limit to the style of short videos, the length of each work should not exceed 5 minutes and the video document should not exceed 1 gigabyte. Clarity should be 1080P (resolution ratio shall be 1920×1080), without any watermarks, and submitted with a headline or short description of the video.
There is no limit to the style of cartoons, as long as they are original works. The document format shall be JPG, with a resolution rate of 300 dpi, while the largest side of the cartoon should not be lower than 3,000 pixels. The document of the work should be between 2 and 10 megabytes in size, while each cartoon requires a headline and short description. The applicant can submit either a single cartoon or a series, and in the latter case a separate headline and short description is needed for each entry.