To spread the Olympic spirit and promote international cultural and art exchanges among youth, Beijing People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Beijing Municipal Education Commission, Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Beijing Municipal Government, Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism, Beijing Olympic City Development Association, China National Children’s Center, China National Film Museum, and Beijing NGO Association,Hebei People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries for International Exchanges jointly hosted the Colourful Imagination of Ice and Snow, Best Wishes for the Winter Olympics--International Youth Painting Invitational Exhibition, under the guidance of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Media and Communications Department of Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and China Center for International People-to-People Exchange.
Themed on “Best Wishes for the Winter Olympics, Colorful Imagination of Ice and Snow – Meeting in Beijing for a Shared Future”, the invitational exhibition aims to popularize knowledge about winter sports, express young people’s best wishes and aspirations for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and interpret the motto of the Beijing Winter Olympics – “Together for a Shared Future”. Since its launch in May 2021, the organizing committee of the event has received nearly 30,000 works by young people from both home and abroad, including China’s 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, as well as 45 foreign countries including Australia, Britain, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia, the Republic of Korea (ROK), Spain, and the United States.
After three rounds of professional evaluation by the expert panel and the final review of the organizing committee, the event selected out 317 international winners and 600 Chinese winners of the first, second and third prizes. Each candidate would be conferred on a participation award by the organizing committee. Some prize-winning works are exhibited in an online-offline combined form. All participants can enjoy the exhibition and search for prize certificates via the event’s official website.
China has vowed to deliver a “fantastic, extraordinary and excellent Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games”. We are looking forward to the “joyful rendezvous upon pure ice and snow” and invite young people worldwide to join and fulfill their ice and snow dreams in Beijing.