Photo Essay Contest at the Asian Center

A historic development opportunity faces China and its various trading partners: the ancient Silk Road is instilled with new vigor and vitality. With openness and inclusiveness in mind as well as the local Chinese ideal of harmony, the Silk Road Spirit is revived in the modern day era through trade and cooperation through the countries that comprise “The Silk Road Economic Belt” and “The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road”. These ideas are on display through the works of the different photographers of the The Tempo of China exhibit. Along with this exhibit, a photo contest by the Cultural Office of the Embassy of China will also be conducted to continue emphasizing on these ideals.

  1. The Photo Essay
    1. Any student from the universities where the photo exhibit was held is eligible to participate in the contest. Namely, these are University of the Philippines, De La Salle University, Bulacan University, Ateneo de Manila University and Angeles University.
    2. The topic of the photo essay is related to the themes that the exhibit carries: openness, inclusiveness, harmony, mutual benefit, peace, cooperation, and mutual learning. All these are about unity of countries and peoples.
    3. There has to be subjective thoughts allowing the student to relate with himself/herself to The Silk Road and its ideas.
  2. Submission and Deadline
    1. The essay will be typewritten on size A4 paper with 1” margin on all sides. Font: Times New Roman; Font size: 11.
    2. This is to be submitted on or before May 31, 2016, 11:59PM
    3. Submit in PDF format to the following email address:
  3. Prizes 
    1. There will be 2 first prizes (return airtickets Manila-China), 5 second prizes ( Huawei mini pad), and the 8 third prizes (Huawei intelligent wrist ring ) in all. The final results will be announced in June, 2016. The Chinese ambassador will be present and the prizes will be bestowed by him upon the winners.
    2. All the students from University of the Philippines, De La Salle University, Bulacan University, Ateneo de Manila University and Angeles University are welcome to participate.
    3. Once the winners are announced, the contestant will be contacted via the email that he/she used to send the essay.
    4. For any questions, just contact