The China Unlimited Creative Contest - 2015
On 15th September 2015 I won the China Unlimited creativity contest. The Awarding Ceremony took place at the Concert Noble, Brussels, during the EU-China High Level People-to-People Dialogue and was chaired by the Chinese Vice-Premier Mrs. Liu Yangdong. Click here for a video of the winners and here the official video of the Awarding Ceremony.
The winners were selected by a Professional Jury, composed by photographs, journalists and cultural specialists, and by the prestigious Grand Jury, chaired by Madam Yang Yanyi, Ambassador of China to the EU, Mr. Tibor Navracsics, EU Ccommissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport and Mr. Didier Reynders, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs.
The other two jury members are Mrs. Eva Paunova, one of the youngest MEPs and Ambassador of the Contest, and Mr. Franco Dragone, Belgian world-known artistic director and show creator.
China has recognised 56 ethnic minorities and tries to keep this rich and valuable cultural heritage alive. This sin't always easy in this very fast evolving society were youngsters leave the countryside for a new life. Nevertheless life is beautiful and people work hard on the fields but are happy and joyfull. These Geja women (Miao minority) are photographed on the Matang market (Kaili, Guizhou) while discussing the daily problems. Photographed 17th October 2014
After the Awarding Ceremony the artwork will be exhibited all over Belgium, Europe and China.
- 29th September 2015: Chinese National Day Reception organised by the Mission of China to the EU and the Embassy of China
- 1st - 18th October 2015: Maasmechelen Village is Celebrating the Chinese Golden Week. Unveiling the China Unlimited Exhibition on October 3rd.
An impression of the official opening of the Chinese Golden Week and the unveiling of the China Unlimited Exhibition. Maasmechelen Village, October 3th. 2015