Yesterday 2017-12-14 the Award Ceremony of the Photo Contest 2017 took place in in the cosy Siheyuan, a traditional Chinese courtyard, close to Wangfujing.
"Beijing in the Eyes of Foreigners" photo contest, a photographic and cultural activity organized by the Beijing Municipal Government and sponsored by:
-Beijing People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries
-Foreign Affairs Office of Beijing Municipal People's Government
-Information Office of Beijing Municipal People's Government
-Beijing Municipal Commission of Education
-Beijing Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment
According to the organiser, they received more than 3000 photos. 50 best photos were shortlisted by a panel expert. Visitors on www.ebeijing.gov.cn could vote for their favourite photo 2017. The photo should show Beijing in the "eyes" of visitors and foreigners living in Beijing the beauty of this amazing city.
A jury selected the best 50 photos and those has been open for voting on www.ebeijing.gov.cn.
The event has been held annually since 2009.
The place was packed with many participants all over the world. From Europe to Africa, from Asia to America. A truly international event.
After the welcoming speeches from the organiser, the awards were given to the top 50 photographers and a special award was given to the top 3 photos.
Each of the visitor could look at the great shots in a sperate exhibition room.
Visit www.ebeijing.gov.cn to see the spirit of city and the changes which can tell the stories of residents' pursuits and dreams.
Voted from the reader of ebeijing the top 3 photos are:
Number 1：Children's Day
Number 2: Busy Winter Streets
Written by Bernhard