Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne 10th Anniversary Photo Competition

Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne 10th Anniversary Photo Competition

The year of 2017 marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of China-Australia bilateral diplomatic relations. 2017 is also the China-Australia Year of Tourism, bringing Australia and China closer together, from not only tourism, but also social and academic perspectives. 

The Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its establishment in the same year. A decade of perseverance. A decade of growth. Therefore, we would like to invite our past and current students to explore their relationship with China from their own perspective.

Theme: Melbourne Through My Eyes

Through photography and words, we would like you to show us what you think makes Melbourne the most livable city in the world and a great place to visit. We would like participants to introduce Melbourne to potential visitors from China.   

Entrants: Current or past students of the Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne

Entry Fee: Nil

Deadline: 5pm Thursday 29 June 2017

Picture frames can be accessed by speaking to your teacher or downloading them in portrait or landscape.


1st Prize:                                One return air ticket to China (economy)

2nd Prize:                               3 winners will each receive a free course voucher (valued at $409 each)

3rd Prize:                               8 winners will each receive a CI 10th Anniversary souvenir

CI thanks Xiamen Airlines for their generous support of this competition.

*Please note taxes will need to be paid for the air ticket

Judging Criteria

  1. Relevance to the theme and creativity                                             30%       
  2. Clarity of expression in Chinese and the beauty of handwriting          30%       
  3. Artistic merit                                                                                 30%       
  4. Overall impression                                                                         10%


  1. Photographs may be submitted in either black and white, or colour with a handwritten caption below on the paper provided by Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne (please see the appendices). The size of the photo is no larger than 8’’×6’’ in either portrait or landscape layout. The word count for the handwritten caption accompanying the photo is maximum 20 characters, not including the title and punctuation marks. Please see the appendices for samples.
  2. Entries must be submitted to the students’ tutor at the end of Term 1 and 2. For alumni, entries can be posted to CI at MoU. Please see the contact details below.
  3. Faxed or emailed entries will not be accepted. All the entries will not be returned. Contestants must keep the original photo and be prepared to hand over to CI at MoU.
  4. 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. This includes watermarks.
  5. 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.
  6. Photographs that include sculptures, statues, paintings, and other works of art will be accepted as long as they do not constitute copyright infringement or fraud; provided entrants must be prepared to provide a release form.
  7. Entrants retain the copyright of any images submitted, however the Confucius Institute at The University of Melbourne reserves the right to exhibit and publish all entries within the context of the competition. By entering the competition, entrants authorise CI at MoU to publish any images on the CI’s promotional material, both in print and electronically, and to exhibit images in CI or public spaces.
  8. All taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners.
  9. Entrants must agree to these entry requirements and the terms and conditions of entry when entering the competition. CI at UoM reserves the right to amend and interpret these terms and conditions.

Contact Details

Confucius Institute, University of Melbourne
Tel: 03 9035 8204
Fax: 03 9348 1067

Address: Level 1, Peter McPhee Centre, 272-278 Faraday St, Carlton, VIC 3053

Chinese Beginners Course Open for Enrolment

Chinese Beginners course on Collins Street (Chinese 1A) for Term 2 will run from April 27-June 29 and is now open for enrolment. We encourage booking early as this class has limited space. For more information please contact Linlin Lu on 90358204. We thank the Bank of Melbourne for their generous support of this program.

Dashan Live Performance at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

“大山是外国人,但不是外人”——中国观众对大山的电视形象再熟悉不过。近两年这位来自加拿大的“国际幽人”将中国的单口相声和西方的stand- up comedy相结合,结果就是他的纯中文单口喜剧专场《大山侃大山》。在这里大山讲的都是台下鲜为人知的故事,分享近30年在中西文化之间的喜剧人生,让 观众耳目一新。原来“现场版”的大山比电视上的更精彩,更可乐!

Dashan is a household name in China, the only non-Chinese performer to have appeared 4 times on the CCTV Spring Festival Gala — the world’s most-watched TV program with an annual audience of over 800 million. He’s now helping to bring stand-up to China with this ground-breaking show, sharing hilarious behind-the-scene stories of his 30 years between East & West.

For more information and tickets, please click here.

CI Office Relocation- Peter McPhee Centre

CI Office Relocation- Peter McPhee Centre


After 10 years based in Bouverie Street, CI would like to inform everyone that from December 19, 2016 it will relocate to a new office. Please note the new address is:

Level 1, Peter McPhee Centre,  272-278 Faraday Street, Carlton, 3053

You can also view the new office location here.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new office in 2017!