Starting March 26, 2017 - Ending July 26, 2017 Expired

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