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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
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
- Relevance to the theme and creativity 30%
- Clarity of expression in Chinese and the beauty of handwriting 30%
- Artistic merit 30%
- Overall impression 10%
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- All taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners.
- 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.
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
Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne’s 10th Anniversary Celebration- An evening with Nanjing University’s Traditional Chinese Music Orchestra
The Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne presents a 10th Anniversary Celebration Concert by the renowned Nanjing University Traditional Chinese Music Orchestra on August 24th. This performance will form part of NJU Orchestra's Australian tour, where they will perform 9 times across 4 states and territories. The evening will also include the announcement of the winner of the Xiamen Airlines photo competition who will receive a free ticket to China. Please join us for an evening of traditional Chinese music and celebration with friends of the Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne.
Need to improve your basic language skills when engaging with Chinese business partners? This introductory session is designed to help small business staff who have either never learned or are just beginning to learn communication skills in Chinese. Learn basic greetings, an understanding of pronunciation and simple phrases for use in a business context. This event is part of the Victorian Government's Small Business Festival on August 17, 12-2pm.
Registrations and expressions of interest for the 2017 China Tour are due by August 11th 2017. This tour offers a fantastic opportunity for students and young professionals (aged 18-30) to learn about Chinese language and culture and the modern Chinese economy through a Nanjing University language short-course and business visits. The tour also includes a number of briefings and visits in the Yangtze River Delta region. The tour includes visits to Hangzhou, the host city of the 2016 G20 and small business centre of China, Nanjing, China’s ancient capital and place of one of China’s Top 5 Universities (Nanjing University) and Shanghai, the international financial and commercial centre of China.
Full details here.
Register your interest by paying the deposit via the Asialink E-cart.
We are proud to continue our Business Beginners Chinese Language Course in Term 3 in partnership with the Bank of Melbourne, which will run from July 20-September 21.
Please find the details below: Level: Chinese Business Beginners (no previous language learning required) Date: July 20-September 21 2017 (Thursdays).
Where: Bank of Melbourne, Level 2, 525 Collins St, Melbourne. Cost: $438 for new students. $394 for CI returning students, UoM alumni and Bank of Melbourne stakeholders (includes textbook, GST and course materials)
Register: via the Asialink E-Cart
Questions and enquiries: Ms. Linlin Lu 90358204.
Confucius Institute Term 3 Chinese Beginners Language Courses. Interested in studying Chinese? Term 3 courses at the Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne will run from July 17 -September 23. A wide range of Mandarin Chinese classes will be on offer, at all levels and are open to the general public. For more information please visit the Confucius Institute website or contact Ms. Linlin Lu.