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Confucius Institute Asks Community to Explore 'China in My Lens'

Friday, September 2, 2016

By Whitney Hale


The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) wants to get to know your China — the people, places and cultural aspects dear to you as part of its 2016 "China in My Lens" photo contest. UK students, faculty and staff as well as local high school students who have visited China are encouraged to enter.
Individuals are asked to submit original work taken in China by the participant. Each participant can submit two original photographs. Submissions should include a title andindicate where and when the photo was taken. Selected photos will be exhibited in the Headley-Whitney Museum from Nov.19 to Dec.18. To guarantee professional quality, all entries should ensure the photo-pixel count is no lower than 300 dpi.
The contest will be divided into three groups: UK faculty, UK students and KY high school students. A review committee will select one first prize, two second prizes and three third prizes from each group. Individuals submitting designs to the Confucius Institute are authorizing UKCI and UK to make unlimited, unrestricted use of their design for promotional purposes. Awards will be announced and given in the first week of November. Prizes by division are as follows:

  • Faculty and Staff Group: First Prize: $800; Second Prize: $500; Third Prize: $300
  • UK Student Group: First Prize: $500; Second Prize: $300; Third Prize: $150
  • High School Student Group: First Prize: $200; Second Prize: $100; Third Prize: $50 

Submit entries to: Zengxiang Yang at by the submission deadline of Oct.10.  
A gateway for Chinese language, culture and art to the people of Kentucky, UKCI provides leadership, support and coordination for Chinese language and programs in K-12 schools as well as on UK's campus; assists and facilitates establishing and maintaining faculty and student exchanges between UK colleges and Chinese universities; conducts Chinese language and cultural exchange; and promotes education about China on campus, across the Bluegrass region, and throughout the Commonwealth. To keep up with UK Confucius Institute and future events, join the institute's listerv and follow them on FacebookTwitter and Snapchat (UKConfucius)