CALL FOR ENTRIES

2015-06-11

We sincerely invite you to participate in the 2016 Year of Monkey Chinese Zodiac Design Competition. The global competition event in its second edition is hosted by the Bureau of Culture of the Beijing Municipality, operated by the Foreign Cultural Exchange Affairs Center of the Beijing Municipality and Beijing Today Art Museum.
The subject of this year’s design competition is monkey, the animal of the year 2016. All materials of the “Zodiac Culture +” may be used in the design work. We believe that this is a great platform for you to show your talent and emotions for art and culture. Your participation will give this traditional Chinese culture a modern imprint. We look forward to your involvement.
For more information on the participation please visit Today Art Museum homepage at http://www.todayartmuseum.com/
The Organizing Committee of the 2016 Year of Monkey Chinese Zodiac Design Competition
11 June 2015
About the competition
The competition is a joint project by the Bureau of Culture of the Beijing Municipality and Beijing Today Art Museum, dedicated to the promotion of the Chinese zodiac culture, popularity and involvement of the Joyful Spring Festival celebration. The first edition was held in 2015, year of the sheep. It is developed into an annual event. The competition is commissioned by the Bureau of Culture of the Beijing Municipality to the Foreign Cultural Exchange Affairs Center of the Beijing Municipality and Today Art Museum.
About the Subject
Joyful Spring Festival / Golden Monkey Welcoming the Spring
Monkey is the closest to the people among the twelve animals in the horoscope. It symbolizes cleverness, intelligence, bravery and livelihood. Monkey is regarded an embodiment of wisdom and talent. It is much beloved by the young people. There are many stories featuring the monkey in Chinese classic literature, such as the Monkey King in a Journey to the West. The Golden Monkey Welcoming the Spring is a vivid expression of people’s joyfulness about the arrival of the new year and their best wishes for the new year.
About the project:
Press Conference: 10:30, 11 June 2015
Location: Beijing Today Art Museum
Organizers in Publicity: the Bureau of Culture of the Beijing Municipality, the Foreign Cultural Exchange Affairs Center of the Beijing Municipality and Beijing Today Art Museum