Notification of an award essay, photography and videocontest on the theme of fighting against COVID-19

In 2020, a sudden outbreak of COVID-19 shattered the peaceful life of people around the world. The pandemic is still spreading all over the world. In the face of a war without smoke, only through solidarity and cooperation, by holding multilateralism, can mankind ultimately prevail over the virus. As a Chinese saying goes, "friends are neighbors even when they are thousands of miles apart." In the fight against COVID-19, China and Timor-Leste have always shared weal and woe, standing by each other to overcome difficulties together. Thanks to the joint efforts of the two governments and peoples, the epidemic in China and Timor-Leste has been effectively brought under control. In order to share the touching stories of fighting COVID-19, cooperation between China and Timor-Leste, to carry forward the traditional friendship between the two countries, the Chinese Embassy in Timor-Leste is to hold an award essay, photography and video contest. The requirements are as follows:



The theme should be focused on the cooperation between the two countries in fighting against COVID-19. Essay, picture, video and other forms are recommended to tell stories of people from all walks of life in Timor-Leste on their support to China, China's support to Timor-Leste, including donating fund and supplies, sharing experiences, and other examples of mutual assistance against the epidemic, as well as unforgettable stories of Chinese citizens in Timor-Leste and Timorese in China in fighting against the epidemic, so as to enhance the friendship between China and Timor-Leste and show the concept of a global community of health for all.


2. Participants

This event is open to employees of Chinese enterprises, overseas Chinese in Timor-Leste and Timorese people. Chinese institutions and enterprises, Chinese Associations in Timor-Leste are welcome to submit their entries.


3. Requirements

(1) Please choose the angle according to the theme and draw up the title by yourself.

I. There is no restriction on the type of essay, either writing in Chinese, English or Tetun. Essays of a delicate thousand words, less than two thousand words are prefered. If necessary, 1-2 photos can be attached. If the essay is in Chinese, the title of the article should be in Boldface type 2, and the text should be in Copycat type 3, with a fixed line spacing of 30 pounds.

II. The photography entries can be in color, or black and white, with short explanation (including the author's name, the title, the shooting time, the background introduction, etc.). The entries require the image to be real and can be appropriately dimmable and colored, but not be synthesized, added or substantially changed color.

III. Video can be shot by camera, mobile phone and other means, or can be shot by aerial photography. Style includes, but not limited to plot, record, long shot, etc. The duration should be within 10 seconds to 5 minutes, and the size compression should be controlled within 500M (except for special circumstances).

(2) The entries must be original, have not been published in newspapers, online and other media. Don't submit more than one manuscript and plagiarism is strictly prohibited.


4. Submission

(1) The entries shall be submitted electronically to designated email: Video files can be uploaded to network disk and provide the download link.

(2) Please mark the subject of the email for submission. The title or body should leave the information of the name, organization and contact number of the author.

(3) Deadline of submission: from the date of this notice to September 21.


5. Selection

In line with the principle of "fairness, impartiality and openness", the Chinese Embassy in Timor-Leste will organize experts to evaluate the entries.

Excellent entries will be published on the Embassy's official website, WeChat and Facebook in October, and may be shared to other media as appropriate.


6. Awards

According to the final submitted entries, there will be First, Second , Third awards and several excellent organization awards, with cash and certificate.


7. Others

Entries that violate the requirements of this Notice (such as irrelevant topics, late submission, etc.) are not eligible to participate. The Embassy reserves the right of final interpretation and all other relevant legal rights.


Welcome to follow the official website, WeChat, Facebook and other media platforms of the Chinese Embassy in Timor-Leste, to keep you updated on the progress of the contest.


Chinese Embassy in Timor-Leste

August 21, 2020

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