On April 23rd, the 3rd Session of the University Students Photography Contest, which was sponsored by the Beijing University Students Filmfest Organizing Committee, and jointly undertook by the Xinhua News Agency Photography World Magazine, had an Award Ceremony in the North Theater of Tin Ka Ping Art Building in Beijing Normal University. The honored guests presented at this ceremony for Prize-giving were the President and General Manager of the China Photograph Group ofXinhua News Agency – Mr Deng Jiuxiang, the Executive Vice Director Committee Member of the Beijing University Students Filmfest Organizing Committee and the Dean of the Art and Media Institute of Beijing Normal University – Mr. Hu Zhifeng, the Vice Director of the Photography Department of Xinhua News Agency – Ms. Ding Mei, the Editor in chief of the Xinhua News Agency Photography World Magazine – Ms. Wu Di, the Vice Professor of the Photography Academy of Beijing Film Academy – Mr. Cheng Tieliang, and the Brand Planning Manager of Guangdong SIRUI Optical Co., Ltd. –Mr. BaoBorui.
The First Prize of the Creativity Group –"Dancing and Rest together" – Cui Hanwen
The First Prize of the Mobile Phone Group – "Long Corridor of Time" – Liu Xi
Photo for the Prize-giving Guests and the Top 10 Potential Photographers of the Professional Group
The Photography Contestthis time has received over 20,000 photos from the university students over the country, which was the highest quantity compared to the past years. After preliminary assessment by the 50 photography and relative major students from high schools of the country, 1,400 photos were entered into the final assessment and being divided into 4 groups for assessment according to different topics - the Professional Group, Creative Group, Recording Group and Mobile Phone Group. After 4 times voting by the experts and judges, the final results come out for each group.The work "Dancing and Rest Together" by Cui Hanwen from Communication College of Zhejiang won the first prizing of the Creative Group, the work “Dinner” by Li lixin from Xihua University won the first prizing of the Recording Group, the work "Long Corridor of Time" by Liu Xi from Beijing Normal University won the first prizing of the Mobile Phone Group.GaoZheyu and other 9 students from the Huanghe Technical College won the honored title of Top 10 Potential Photographers of the Professional Group, each of the 10 photographers gained 1pc of SIRUI professional photography tripod, which was manufactured and provided by a design, research and development, and produced integrated domestic famous photography equipment manufacturer – Guangdong SIRUI Optical Co., Ltd.
The 5 experts and judges for the final assessment of the University Students Photography Contest this time were the Vice Director of Xinhua News Agency Photography Department – Ding Mei, the Vice Professor of News Institute of Renmin University of China – RenYue, the Vice Professor of the Photography Institute of Beijing Film Institute – Cheng Tieliang, the Vice Professor of the Art and Media Institute of Beijing Normal University – HouHaitao, and the Editor in chief of the Xinhua News Agency Photography World Magazine – Wu Di.
The Prize-giving guest and final assessment judge – Mr. Cheng Tieliang, the vice professor from the photography institute of Beijing Film Institute, expressed his feeling to the works of Creative Items.
During the assessment, there was judge said that the quantity of photos contributed this year was increased, most of the contributed students were born after the year 1990 or even 1995, which brought many novelty languages and varied topics. But there were also some common shortages, the most outstanding problem werethe topic can not be expressed completely and the image language was not ripened enough. After assessed and observed, the works which had paid attention to the actual life, can transform the idea to view language preferably, had better logic, can express the story completely, and had rich imagination won the judges good graces.
The Executive Vice Director of Beijing University Students Filmfest Committee and the Dean of the Art and Media Institute of Beijing Normal University –Mr. Hu Zhifeng made a speech for the Award Ceremony.
Dean Hu Zhifeng said, “After 3 years of accumulating for the University Students Photography Contest, over 20,000 photos were received this year, that means photography has been an indispensable part for the life of the university students gradually. Survey the history, photography is also an important way to open the modern art. Its appearance added rigid wings for the human being’s art creation and produced qualitative leap. Today, photography has develop to an era that everyone can shoot, it’s no longer a mechanical equipment, but original creation. Our contest was focused on the students group. Considering that they were in a youth overflowed age with active and various ideas, and had many spaces for original creating, they would produce many surprised artworks. I hope the university students can keep on creating for photography with the principle of respecting photography and respecting original creation.” This speech is not only the principle for running the University Student Photography Contest, but also a correct direction for guiding the students for creation.
As a union sponsor and final assessment judge, the Editor in Chief of Xinhua News Agency Photography World Magazine Office – Ms. Wu Di, expressed her feeling and expectation for the University Students Photography Contest this year.
She said, "Our Photography World Magazine undertook twice of the University photography Contest, I was very delighted to see more and more students jointed to the contest. From the over 20,000 photos, we can see the young blood and creating passion of the University Photographers. The topics their artworks covered were wide, and they can have their own thought to the social phenomenon, which should be praisable. But I feel a little sorry that the students didn't attend to the school life and classmates or friends around them enough, so I hope as the photography contest grows up, we can see more students would attend to the life around them surefooted." Hoped the speech that Ms. Wu made would inspire a new photography and creation way for the students.
The 3rdUniversity Students Photography Contest was full of youth and energy, every steps it passed by irradiated the youth and vigor of the students. We believed we would be surprised to their amazing works and admired to their daring creation and pressing heroic spirit in the near future.
The Winner List of the University Photography Contest:
The 1st Prize
Cui Hanwen–" Dancing and Resting together" – Zhejiang Media Institute (2 photos)
The 2nd Prize
Hu Xinjie – "The Joke of God" – South China Agricultural University
Qi Dunshuo–"Zipper" – Hebei Media Institute
The 3rd Prize
Han Hua, Mao Yi – "Recording for looking for something" – Xi'an Eurasian Institute
Wu Ruikai–"Eye of Wechat" – Xi'an Polytechnic University
Wen Yu, Hu Sasa, Li Han – "Cultural Inheritance" – Xi'an Eurasian Institute
Ding Mengshuo–"Mirror of Forest" – Changchun Guanghua Institute
MengKe – " Big Eyes" – Zhejiang Sci-Tech University
Tang Feng – "The Pedestrian of White and Black Space" – China West Normal University
XuJiaqian–"Learn from Beksiński" –Xi'an Eurasian Institite
XuJi –"Learn from Beksiński" – Xi'an Eurasian Institite
The 1st Prize
Li Lixin – "Dinner" – China West University
The 2nd Prize
JiaWenrui – "Mutual Help and Relief in time of Poverty" – Wuyi Institute
JianWenkang–"New Layer of the City" – Changchun Guanghua Institute
The 3rd Prize
Hua Saokai–"Freedom at hand" – Chongqing Post and Telecommunication University
Wang Haiyu – "Issues in Dormitory" – ChangqunGuanghua Institute (2 photos)
Ye Dingyu–"Spirit of Artizan" – Nanjing Normal University
A'BiErha – "Holiday" – Sichuan Normal University
Chen Haowen – "Poor Family with Stronger Will"
He Jiewu – " Our Men are very Lazy" – Guangzhou South China Agriculture University
Li Zhi – "Vagrancy" – Yangzhou University
Liang Yuekuan– "Different Story" – Xi'an Foreign Affairs Insitite (3 photos)
Mobile Phone Category
The 1st Prize
Liu Xi – "Long Corridor of Time" –Beijing Normal University
The 2nd Prize
Fan Yawei – " You accompany me to grow up, I accompany you to grow old" – Beijing Technology and Business University
Yuan Shiran–"Uncommon Sunshine on the 9th Building" – Sichuan Fine Artist Institute
Chen Kaixuan – "Time flies - the Past can only aftertaste" – Luxun Academy of Fine Arts (3 photos)
Hong Yao – "Where" – Shantou University
QiaoJiannan – "Dog" – Jilin Cartoon Institute
Chen Yaqi– "They looks very happy" – Hunan University
Chen Zhongshan - "Fishery" – Tianjin Normal University
Ding Mengshuo – " Schoolyard Time" – Changchun Guanghua Institute
Ye Jinghong – "Childhood Interest" – Beijing Normal University Zhuhai Branch School
Yuan Xiaole – "Rush" – Inner Mongolia Normal University Hongde Institute
Top 10 Potential Photographers of the Professional Group
GaoZheyu – "Desire" – The Yellow River Technical College
Chen Yiheng – " Waif in Slum" – Communication University of China
Jiao Linyi – "Tale of Rive in Mirror" - Communication College of Hebie
Li Zhiyang – "Green Sand Magnetic – a Traditional Skill that is going to be lost" – Beijing Foreign Studies University
Miao Congying –"The Dockman and His Three Daughters" – Zhejiang Normal University
Song Zhuda – "Living with suffering" – Hebei Normal University
Wang Zheying – "Observing Elephant" – Changsha University of Science and Technology
Wei jinchun – "Descendant of the Great Mountain" – Hebei Normal University
Yu Yiqin – "My Left-behind Cousin" – Zhejiang Normal University
Yuan Shiran–"Emotion Geometry" – Sichuang Fine Arts Institute
The President and General Manager of the Xinhua News Agency Images Group – Mr. Deng Jiuxiang viewed the award-winning works exhibition in the Beijing Normal University Gallery after the Award Ceremony.
The Students viewed the award-winning works exhibition in the Beijing Normal University Gallery after the Award Ceremony.