“Chinese Language Day” Photography Contest 2014

In 2014, Confucius Institutes worldwide will celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Confucius Institute program. The Confucius Institute of the University of Kansas is celebrating with several events, including a photography contest. The goal of the contest is to celebrate the different interactions and conversations that our local community has had with China. Entries for the 2014 Chinese Language Day contest will be accepted until September 22nd at the Confucius Institute of KU and can be submitted in one of two divisions: K-12 student or Adult. Photographs must be taken in China and submitted as film or digital prints (8×10).


On September 27th, 2014, selected photos, including contest winners and honorable mentions, will be exhibited at Confucius Institute of KU celebration events for the Confucius Institute 10th Anniversary.


See the attached forms for the complete rules of the contest and for information about submitting entries.




Kevin Liu

Associate Director

KU Confucius Institute




"Chinese Language Day" Photography Contest 2014



Please refer to the official contest rules to verify qualifications for entry.




K-12 Student Adult





(Last/Family Name) (First/Given Name) (Middle Name/Initial)


(House or Building Number/Street, etc.) (Apartment or Box Number)

(City/State or Province/Country/Postal Code, etc.)






(Label the back of the photograph with your name, year and the title of the photograph.)

Photo Title:

Location Photographed:




(Label the back of the photograph with your name, year and the title of the photograph.)

Photo Title:

Location Photographed:




(Label the back of the photograph with your name, year and the title of the photograph.)

Photo Title:

Location Photographed:

(Please copy/print Entry Form for additional prints—up to six accepted)




Are you a judge for this contest, directly involved in the planning of this contest, or otherwise ineligible to receive place prizes other than "Honorable Mention" as specified in the official contest rules? YES NO

I acknowledge that my entry/entries in this contest are in compliance with the specification contained in the "Official Contest Rules." By virtue of my participation in this contest, I furthermore affirm that I convey royalty-free use of my entry/entries to the Confucius Institute of the University of Kansas in accordance with the guidelines noted in the "Official Contest Rules."


Print name:


Entry Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Monday, September 22, 2014



(Late entries will not be accepted.)

Submit entries in person or by mail to:

"Chinese Language Day Photography Contest"

c/o Confucius Institute of KU

The University of Kansas Edwards Campus

12610 Quivira Road, Suite 370

Overland Park, KS 66213-2402 U.S.A.




Confucius Institute of the University of Kansas "Chinese Language Day" Photography Contest 2014 Official Rules


This contest is sponsored by the Confucius Institute of the University of Kansas (hereinafter also known as "sponsor")


• K-12 Student

• Adult (high school graduate and older)


All images shall have been originally created in China.

All entries must be the original work of the contestant. There is

no requirement that the photo must have been taken within the past year.


Entries shall be 8" x 10" ONLY, un-mounted prints produced from film or digital media on

photo paper.

Slides, transparencies, electronic images, prints on regular sheets of paper, or any media other than photo prints cannot be accepted.


The following information shall be provided for each entry: (1) Title of photograph (2) Location where subject was photographed.


There will be no entry fee.


All entries must be

received (not postmarked) no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, September 22nd, 2014.

Entries may be delivered in person or by mail. Entries must be submitted to the office of the Confucius Institute, Regnier Hall, KU Edwards Campus. (See entry form for complete address.)

Entries must be accompanied by an official contest entry form.


All winning and "noteworthy" entries will be displayed in one or more exhibits at the Confucius Institute’s Chinese Language Day events on Saturday, September 27


All photo entries will become the property of the sponsor.

The photographer will be identified and will retain the copyright.


The sponsor reserves the right to reject such entries which it determines to be in contradiction to any of the official contest rules or which fail to meet the required standards.

If an entry is found to have been fraudulently represented, any prizes or recognition already awarded through this contest will be revoked and any applicable entry fees will be forfeited. Furthermore, the contestant will be disqualified from entry in the next subsequent contest hosted by this sponsor. Should such disqualification of a winning print occur, a new winner may be declared at the discretion of the sponsor.

In the event of a dispute regarding interpretation of the rules of this contest, the decision of sponsor shall be considered the final resolution.

Members of the sponsor and those engaged in planning or judging the competition shall be ineligible to place or receive prizes.


Entrants should be sensitive to the privacy of human subjects. Therefore, photographs that include people in situations where the privacy of the individuals in the photograph may appear to have been infringed upon will be ineligible for competition and display, unless such photographs are accompanied by a signed model release from the subject. Such cases would include, but are not limited to ones where the photographer appears to have intruded on the subject's seclusion, making private facts public, or making the viewer believe something that is untrue about the subject. The contest judges and/or the sponsor shall determine the applicability of this consideration. If a winning entrant cannot provide the required release, that winning entry will be reclassified as ineligible and a new winner will be declared.


The creator of the entry retains copyrights. However, by entering the competition, contestants agree that they grant to Confucius Institute of the University of Kansas royalty-free use of the images for use in public exhibitions and displays, in media releases related to the contest, and in their printed and electronic publications. The contestants will be given full credit as the creator of their respective image(s) in all such displays and publications. All entries shall become the property of the Confucius Institute.


The sponsor will employ every reasonable precaution for the preservation of each entry, but it is understood that the sponsor will be neither responsible nor accountable for loss or damage.


E-mail: ciku@ku.edu or call (913) 897-8613.

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