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"The Youth: Connecting the Belt and Road Closer" Short-video Contest kicks off

To strengthen cultural exchanges and cooperation among young people from China and abroad, promote the creation and dissemination of high-quality online cultural content, and harness the pioneering role of Generation Z in short video creation and distribution, we are calling for submissions for the "The Youth: Connecting the Belt and Road Closer" Short-video Contest.

The following is what you need to know about the contest:

Ⅰ. Schedule

Launch and Release of the Contest: Nov 24, 2023

Call for Entries: Nov 24, 2023 - March 31, 2024

Evaluation and Display: April 2024

Award Ceremony and Offline Forum: May 2024 (Xi'an, Shaanxi province)

Ⅱ. Contest Categories

Entries are categorized into three sections for collection and evaluation:

1. Generation Z Sees the World

The Silk Road is a bridge for communication and integration, enabling Generation Z to explore China and the world with greater depth, comprehensiveness, and vividness. See the world from the vivid perspective of Generation Z.

2. Youth of the Silk Road

The younger generation actively participates in bringing Silk Road countries closer together. Display stories of people-to-people exchanges and mutually beneficial cooperation between Chinese and foreign youth in fields such as science and technology collaboration, educational partnerships, and cultural exchanges.

3. Art of the Silk Road

Unleash the imagination and innovation of young people. Create online videos related to the Belt and Road Initiative featuring various art forms, such as animation, dance, music, opera, immersive cultural experiences, etc.

Ⅲ. Requirements for Entries

Works should be produced after January 2022 and publicly released on official or personal media accounts. Content should relate closely to the educational experiences and lives of both Chinese and foreign youths. Sharp and coherent visuals, complete content, and pristine sound quality are a must, and innovations in filming techniques, editing approaches, narrative styles, and diverse perspectives are encouraged. Specific requirements are as follows:


No limitations, including but not limited to micro-films, vlogs, promotional videos, micro-animations, MVs, etc.


The duration for all entries is up to 5 minutes, including opening and closing credits.

[Technical specifications]

No restrictions on the shooting equipment; resolution not lower than 1920*1080 (landscape) and 1080*1920 (portrait). Accepted video formats are MP4, MOV, MPG, and AVI, with the video size not exceeding 1GB. Clear visuals without watermarks, banners, or any other logos.


Native languages with Chinese and English subtitles is encouraged.


The first "The Youth: Connecting the Belt and Road Closer" Short-video Contest will be open for submissions from the date this notice is issued until March 31, 2024. Contestants can join the online contest through the following methods:

1. For contestants in the Chinese mainland: submit entries on the official website of the contest.

2. For contestants in Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and overseas countries and regions: submit entries to the official e-mail of the contest.

Contestants should submit the registration form and the Creator statement along with their entries. Upon receiving a reply, the submission will be considered successful.

For more detailed information, please visit the official website of the contesthttps://youthsvc.xjtu.edu.cn/slqndspdsen/or scan the QR code below.

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