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‘Home’ Photography Competition

In 2017 the Confucius institute as part of OzAsia festival presented the ‘Home’ installation on the University of Adelaide’s Goodman Lawns.

Developed by Hong Kong based artist Gaybird Leung, the installation consisted of a literal interpretation of the Chinese character for home (家) – a pig under a roof (or 72 to be exact), evoking Chinese traditional and contemporary ideas of home and family. Continuing on this theme we’re asking South Australian Chinese language students to let us know what ‘home’ means to them through a photography competition.

The competition asks students to take an image that represents their idea of ‘home’ and to accompany it with a short descriptor in Chinese. (10-50 characters)

The submitted photographs will be judged on their artistic merit, adherence to the theme, and on correct usage of Chinese.

Selected winners and entrants will be physically displayed at the University of Adelaide, and also on the Confucius Institute’s website and social media accounts.

Prizes

Primary school (13 years and under category):
1st Prize Certificate and $75 Coles-Myer voucher

2nd Prize Certificate and $50 Coles-Myer Voucher

3rd Prize Certificate and $30 Coles-Myer Voucher

High School (18 years and under category):
1st Prize Certificate and $150 Coles-Myer voucher

2nd Prize Certificate and $75 Coles-Myer Voucher

3rd Prize Certificate and $50 Coles-Myer Voucher

How to Enter:

Entrants should submit their photo, caption and details through this form.

The caption can be hand written (and uploaded as an image) or typed in Chinese via the web form.

Competition closes October 31 2018.

For more details see the rules below or contact the Confucius Institute at confucius.institute@adelaide.edu.au

Rules:

  1. All entrants must have their parents’ permission.
  2. Entrants must be a current South Australian school student studying Chinese.
  3. Photographs may be submitted in either black and white, or colour via weblink at https://form.jotform.co/81768624933872
  4. Entrants must include a photo caption written in Chinese (max 50 characters), your full name, age, and school name, and a valid email address.
  5. Please send un-watermarked photos whose shortest side is at least 800px. JPEG is preferable. Maximum file size is 2MB.
  6. Each entrant may only submit one entry in the competition. All entries are submitted to the judging panel anonymously and must therefore not be marked in any way with the entrant’s name.
  7. The photograph with the caption must be a single work of original material taken by the contest entrant and may not previously have won an award in any photo contest.
  8. Entrants retain the copyright of any images submitted, however the Confucius Institute at The University of Adelaide reserves the right to exhibit and publish all entries within the context of the competition. By entering the competition, entrants authorise the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide to publish any images on Confucius Institute promotional material, both in print and electronically, and to exhibit images in the Confucius Institute  or public spaces.
  9. No entries will be accepted after 11.59 PM ACST on October 31 2018.
  10. Entrants must agree to these entry requirements and the terms and conditions of entry when entering the competition. the Confucius Institute at The University of Adelaide reserves the right to amend and interpret these terms and conditions.
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