2016 UCI Photo Contest Winners Announced


The Urban China Initiative (UCI) today announced the prize winners of its 2016 Photo Contest. The winning photos were selected from more than 10,000 entries from all over China. This year’s UCI Photo Contest received support from the World Bank and China Photographers Association.

The 2016 UCI photo contest chose “Inclusive Cities” as its theme. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 11 calls for “inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” cities. Over the past three decades, about 260 million rural migrants moved to China’s cities. By 2030, up to 70 percent of all Chinese will live in cities. Building inclusive cities remains a challenge.

The 2016 UCI Photo Contest invited submissions in three categories: Creativity, People and Places. The panel of judges consisted of Li Ge, Vice President of the Photojournalist Society of China and Director of the Photo Department of the People’s Daily, Xu Jingxing, Director of the Photo Department of China Daily, and Jason Lee, Senior Photographer of Reuters.

The panel selected the first, second and third prize winners under each category and also 10 pieces of photographic work for the Excellence Awards. Dedicated to finding and implementing effective solutions to China’s urbanization challenge, UCI also encourages professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts to record memorable moments of China’s urbanization.

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Jacqueline Nivard

Jacqueline Nivard, Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine

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