Organized by China International Communications Group (CICG) and supported by the Information Office of Guangdong Provincial People's Government and the Zhongshan Municipal People's Government, the award ceremony of "My China Story of the Greater Bay Area" International New Media Products Competition was held in Zhongshan, one of the cities of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area on June 2.
The award ceremony of "My China Story of the Greater Bay Area" International New Media Products Competition (Photo provided by GDToday)
This competition was also jointly organized by the Information Office of Zhongshan Municipal People's Government, the Internet Information Office of Zhongshan, GDToday and Xufang International Media of CICG.
Gao Anming, vice president and editor-in-chief of CICG, indicated that the Greater Bay Area is one the strongest areas in China with economic vitality and high level of openness. He stressed that the CICG will cooperate with content creators around the world to dig out more wonderful stories about the Greater Bay Area.
Lin Ruixi, head of Publicity Department of the CPC Zhongshan Municipal Committee, said that Zhongshan is the place with new change everyday. He welcomed content creators from all over the world to record the new changes of the city though their lens and pens.
According to the committee of the competition, more than 28,000 works (videos, articles and photos) from five continents were received during the competition. After multiple rounds of selections, a total of 81 works were awarded.
"For me, It is very easy to go to Macao or Shenzhen from Hong Kong," said Derry Ainsworth, a British photographer who has been living in Hong Kong for 9 years.
He indicated that there is so much to offer within all the places in the Greater Bay Area and he hopes that his photos can encourage people to get out of their home and capture beautiful moments.
"I'm not showing any of my videos, but I just thought I come and support other content creators and see some of the great work that other people have been making," said Jay Birbeck, a content creator from the UK.
Jay has been living in Guangzhou since 2021, although he did not sign up the competition, he felt exciting when talking about the Greater Bay Area. He told GDToday," I really love the fact that it is so green and there are many mountains and countryside."
"I hope that overseas audience can learn more about Chinese culture and Chinese foods via my videos, and even come to China for traveling or seeking an opportunity for future development," said Park Daeil, a vlogger from the Republic of Korea. "From my point of view, food is the best way for us to understand culture of a place."
Author丨Steven Yuen, Monica Liu, Ou Xiaoming, Zhang Xiao (intern)
Editors丨Wing Zhang, Jerry Grey