By Raphael Oni
In attempt to further deepen the robust relationship between China and Africa promoting mutual understanding between Chinese and African people the 2021 China-Africa Video and Photo Competition was lunched in Beijing China on 21st of May 2021. The competition is jointly sponsored by the Secretariat of the Chinese Follow-up Committee of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) and China International Publishing Group (CIPG).
The theme for this year is , “Friendship in Focus, Together for Future”, the competition collects videos and photos from Chinese and African people and institutions. The winning works will be displayed at the award ceremony and promoted through mainstream media in China and Africa.
The collection of works will start from May 21 to July 20. Online voting and expert evaluation of shortlisted works will begin on August 1.The organizers said the winning works will be displayed at the awards ceremony and promoted through mainstream media in China and Africa.
Video entries are divided into two categories — micro videos of 30 seconds to 1 minute and short videos of one to five minutes. The competition runs through September, when the awards ceremony will be held.
The personalities present at the launch include, Lu Cairong, Vice President of CIPG, Wu Peng, Secretary General of the Chinese Follow-up Committee of FOCAC and Director General of the Department of African Affairs of the Foreign Ministry, Martin Mpana, Dean of the African Diplomatic Corps and Ambassador of Cameroon to China, Daniel Owassa, Ambassador of the Republic of Congo to China, Charles E. Namondwe, Ambassador of Malawi to China, Tania S. Y. Romualdo, Ambassador of Cabo Verde to China, Dhia Khaled, Ambassador of Tunisia to China, Maria Gustava, Ambassador of Mozambique to China, Li Yafang, President of BEIJING REVIEW, Piet Rampedi, Editor of Pretoria News of Independent Media Group of South Africa, and Daniel Oloo, a Kenyan student at Communication University of China.