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Invitation to the Photo Contest--The City of Beijing in the Eyes of Foreigners

To let the World better understand China and the city of Beijing, the Foreign Affairs Office of the People's Government of Beijing Municipality, the Information Office of the People's Government of Beijing Municipality, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Education, the Beijing People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, and the Beijing Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment are hosting a photo contest for the City of Beijing titled 'In the Eyes of Foreigners'.  This contest will feature works from foreign photographers working in China or other parts of the world and will run from April to July 2009.


The theme of the contest is the 'New Images of Beijing'. The contest purpose is to give foreign friends a good opportunity to better understand Beijing, its charms and, in particular, its changes. We are currently accepting submissions of photographic work exploring the new images of Beijing in every subject such as: travel, recreation, daily life or work in Beijing. All foreigners who have lived or traveled in Beijing are welcome to enter the contest.


Winning photos will be selected by a committee of experts. Prize-winners will be invited to Beijing to participate in a press event and will be presented with a special collection of the prize-winning photos.


Submission of photos to the contest will be taken as tacit approval for publication and display of those photos. Information and promotional material for the contest will be released through print media. At the conclusion of the contest, the organizing committee will hold an exhibition of the top quality photos in Beijing, in addition to publishing them in an album.


The deadline for submissions of photos is July 10, 2009. Participants should note the following:


1. Entries can be black and white or color images, and submitted either electronically or as prints. Group entry is limited to 4 photos. Digital photos of JPG format should be no less than 500kb.


2. Submitted print photos should be 10 inches along their longest edge, un-mounted.


3. Digital photos should be delivered as high-resolution files (no less than 18MB each), burned on CD or DVD. The entries can be submitted by email, mail or dropped in at the registration office of the organizing committee. Please write: Photo Contest: "Beijing in the Eyes of Foreigners" on the envelope. While the organizing committee will do its utmost to care for images submitted to them, it is not responsible for damage or loss incurred during the mailing process. The entries will not be returned to the participants after the event. The Organizing Committee retains the responsibility for any interpretation of the event.


4. Entries should be accompanied by the attached registration form and sent to:


Organizing Committee, Photo Contest---Beijing in the Eyes of Foreigners

No.97,Nanheyan Street, Dong Cheng District, Beijing 100006, China

Tel: 010-65221475 010-65212270

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