Hello! My Forbidden City

Hello!  Forbidden City!

it’s your  600th anniversary

You’ve traveled through time,

witnessed the glory of Chinese culture,

>and brought about architecture, history, culture, and art…

treasures that are surely invaluable to human civilization.

你好呀!故宫!

2020年,是你的六百周年

你徐徐从远方走来

见证整个中国文化的辉煌

建筑、历史、文化、艺术……

你为我们带来人类文化的珍贵宝藏。

Are you an overseas Chinese?

A student studying abroad?

An avid fan of Chinese culture?

This is an opportunity for you to leave your mark

and redefine the history of the Forbidden City –

through your own artistic methods.

 

无论你是成长于海外的华裔

还是留学异国的学子

或是喜爱中华文化的外籍友人

你都可以通过自己的方式

为这重要时刻留下一笔纪录

用艺术为紫禁城的600年创下新注解

The next 600 years…begins here

Hello! My Forbidden City!

下一个六百年

就从这里开始

你好呀!故宫

  2020 marks the 600th birthday of the Forbidden City. During this important time in history, we are hoping to, along with people around the world, testify the glory that is Chinese traditional culture. As an internationally cherished cultural heritage site, not only did the Forbidden City bear witness to the prosperity and development of our country, it also carried forward the spectacle that is Chinese traditional culture. The Forbidden Palace is recognized for its uniqueness: its history, architecture, clothing, and accessories are invaluable to the rest of the world. Moreover, the Forbidden Palace is so diverse that it has become the perfect starting point for children around the world to step into China and get to know our culture. The Youth Artistic Creation Committee of “Hey, Forbidden City!”, in partnership with NOBO, its overseas host, is calling for children around the world (excluding Mainland China) between ages 4 and 18 to submit their artworks for our project. Through Forbidden-City themed courses, artistic creations, and traveling exhibitions, we hope that children around the world will gain a better understanding of the splendid history and culture of the Forbidden City.

      2020年,时逢故宫600周年,在这个重要的特殊时刻,我们期冀能够与身处于世界各地的你一起见证中华传统文化的辉煌时刻。作为世界珍贵的文化遗产,从建立至今,故宫历经了600年的循环,见证了中国文化的兴盛与发展,并继续将中华优秀传统文化传承与弘扬。故宫在历史、建筑、服饰等多个维度,都有其独一无二的价值,故宫的文化多面性作为全球青少年儿童认识中华文化起点有着不可替代的位置。NOBO无界作为该活动的海外主办单位,与发起方 “你好呀!故宫”少儿艺术创作组委会一同面向全球的4至18岁的青少年儿童(中国大陆地区除外)征稿。本次活动将通过故宫主题课程学习、艺术创作、全球巡展等丰富多彩的活动,带领孩子全面了解故宫的壮丽辉煌,及其背后的历史文化。

      The Forbidden City is the ultimate gem of Chinese traditional culture. Through 600 years of thick and thin, it has not only defined our culture but also left us with countless artifacts and masterpieces. As descendants of one of the world’s first civilizations, it is our duty to protect and spread the beauty of the Forbidden City, whether it’s the wooden structures and priceless antiques, or the palatial culture and its perfect amalgamation of different ethnic groups. All participants will be offered an online, Forbidden City-themed art course, and awarded a certificate of participation. A panel of experts will review your artwork and provide artistic guidance; moreover, we will be selecting numerous artworks to include in our commemorative album. Are you an overseas Chinese? A student studying abroad? An avid fan of Chinese culture? This is an opportunity for you to leave your mark and redefine the history of the Forbidden City through your own artistic methods.

      紫禁城是中华传统文化的瑰宝,600年的时间经历风风雨雨,为我们保留下数不清的文化和艺术珍品,从木结构建筑、珍贵藏品到宫俗文化中体现的各民族文化兼容并蓄的多元化格局……都是我们作为中华儿女应该保护和传承的。参与此次艺术作品征集的小朋友,可以学习到相关专业的的故宫主题课程;作品获得教育专家们的点评和指导,获得参展证书;更有机会入选纪念画册,无论你是成长于海外的华裔,还是留学异国的学子,或是喜爱中华文化的外籍友人你都可以通过自己的方式,为这重要时刻留下一笔纪录,用艺术为紫禁城的600年创下新注解。

1. All applicants will receive an e-certificate of participation

2. Our panel of judges includes Forbidden City and internationally-acclaimed art experts.

3.We will be selecting 600 artistic creations to include in the commemorative album.

4. Selected artworks will be exhibited in Beijing, Shanghai, New York, as well as other.

5. Two overseas participants will be awarded the title of “Advocator for Forbidden City Culture.”

6. Learn Forbidden City-themed Art Course(Video and Audio)

1.所有报名者均会获得参与电子证书一份

2.故宫专家老师与国际级专业评审

3.600名入围者作品纪念画册

4.北京上海纽约及其它城市巡展

5.两位海外参展者将获得紫禁城文化推广小使者称号

6.学习故宫主题线上课程

Participants

Children and youth aged from 4 to 18 worldwide (except in mainland China).

Preschool: 4-6 years old

Elementary School Group A: 7-9 years old

Elementary School Group B: 10-12 years old

Junior and High School: 13-18 years old

投稿对象

全球4岁至18岁的青少年儿童(中国大陆地区除外)

学龄前:4-6岁

小学组A:7-9岁

小学组B:10-12岁

中学组:13-18岁

Theme

      To commemorate the 600th birthday of the Forbidden City, all art pieces should be created based on our central theme, “Hey, Forbidden City!”. Your creation can reflect any aspect of the Forbidden City: architecture, scenery, historical figures, clothes, accessories, and even the rare collection housed in the Palace Museum. You can also create artwork based on the past, present, and future of the Forbidden City. The only requirement is that you must show your unique understanding of the Forbidden City through your artwork.

征稿主题

      以“你好呀!故宫”为题,进行多元内容创作,为紫禁城建成600周年祝贺。故宫博物院典藏、紫禁城建筑、风景、人物、服饰、故宫的过去、未来、现在…等均可。能够体现作为海外华裔,留学生,热爱中国文化的外籍青少年儿童对故宫独特的理解。

Material

      We accept 2D Art including drawing, oil painting, printmaking, watercolors, computer art, and etc., Product/Souvenir Design, 3D Art, Photography, and Video.

征稿类别

      本次征稿接受多种形式的艺术创作,如平面作品(包括素描,油画、版画、水彩、电脑艺术等)、商品/纪念品设计、立体创作、摄影、视频。

Submission

      We will only be accepting e-submissions. If your artwork is selected, you must mail in your artwork to either our Beijing or New York office before the specified deadline. During the exhibition, our committee will pay for costs of shopping (excluding 3D pieces). Please note that we will be keeping the artworks of all exhibition participants.

Application Deadline: August 16, 2020 (EST)

投稿方式

      参与者一律采用电子投稿,参展作品不予退回。入选后参展者需在指定时间内将作品邮寄至纽约或北京的组委会办公室。组委会将负责展览过程中作品的国际运输费用(立体作品除外)。

征稿截止日期:2020年8月16日(美国东部时间)。

Copyright

      The host (overseas host: NOBO, Chinese host: Tomato Art School) will own the copyright to all artworks displayed at the exhibition, while participants will receive attribution for their pieces. The host shall reserve the right to use submitted artwork for exhibitions, advertisements, publishing, artistic derivatives, etc. free of charge.

版权说明

      参选作品版权归属主办单位(海外主办单位为“NOBO无界”,中国主办单位为“蕃茄田艺术”)所有,作者享有署名权。主办单位有权保留作品且在相关活动中使用(包括展出、宣传、出版、制作衍生品等形式使用),不另付稿酬。

Application Fee

Registration fee is 49 USD per person.* Each participant can submit up to three works.

The application fee includes access to online courses and application.

Exhibition entry fee is 69 USD per work.(required for selected artwork.)

报名费用

注册费:49美元每人。每人可以提交至多三件作品。

注册费包括学习线上课程的费用和报名本次活动的费用。

参展费用:每件作品69美元。(作品入选后需缴纳)

Register to unlock the online courses

“Hello! Me and My Forbidden City!”

先学习,再创作

报名解锁

故宫主题线上艺术课程

 

 

Course One:Hello! Me and the Forbidden City

课程一:《Hello!我和我的故宫》

      The Forbidden City is a thick textbook that contains 600 years of history. It witnessed the rise and fall of the Ming and Qing empires, and encompasses each and every aspect of China’s fine culture – from the imperial system, rituals, and etiquettes to architecture, clothes, and accessories. By taking the Forbidden City-themed course (offered in both Chinese and English), children around the world will be able to take a virtual stroll along with the towering palaces and gain a better understanding of the history and culture of the Forbidden City. They might even discover a secret or two!

      紫禁城就像是一本厚重的历史书,经历近600年时光,承载着明清两代的兴衰,从皇权到礼制,从建筑到服饰,无一不体现了优良的中国文化。快来学习中英文的故宫课程,让孩子们漫步于故宫巍峨殿宇的青砖之上,了解这600年来的文化流转,也通过有趣的课程主题,一探不为人知却令人惊艳的故宫小秘密!

    This 12-week course, “Hello! me and the Forbidden City”, will depict what life in the Forbidden City used to be like. Through contemporary eyes, the course will explain the architecture, culture, and design of the Forbidden City, and help children discover its magnificent traditions and aesthetic details.

      “Hello!我和我的故宫”的12期课程,围绕皇廷生活出发,延伸至建筑、文化、生活、美学、设计等领域,用当代的诠释眼光,带领孩子逐一发现传统文化的颠峰卓越与生活美学的深厚底蕴。

Course Two:《Hello!My Forbidden City 》

课程二:你好呀!故宫

      “Hello, My Forbidden City” is designed by the Academy of the Forbidden City and Tosee Art. The team consists of 14 members. They are experts from the Palace Museum, scholars from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, and domestic and overseas experts in art children education. After 400 days and 30 rounds of careful polishing, through the form of Internet and multimedia reading, this course passes the Forbidden City culture to more children. Since the launch of the first season in 2019, more than 100,000 families have studied it, and view counts have reached 10 million. This course has been shortlisted for 2019 digital publishing selection by the National Press and Publication Administration.

      由故宫·紫禁书院与涂思美育联合策划研发,集结故宫博物院专家、中央美院专家学者与海内外儿童美育专家组成超过14位的导师团,精炼故宫紫禁学堂2年授课经验,历时400多天,30轮细心打磨,利用互联网多媒体阅读的形式将故宫文化传递给更多的孩子。自2019年推出第一季已有超10万家庭收听、全网播放量超过1000万次,更入围国家新闻出版署2019年度数字出版精品遴选名单。

      It is not mandatory to learn the courses before creating artwork, but we recommend our participants to check them. To learn the courses, participants who cannot understand Chinese very well can take courses with their families or friends who are good at Chinese together.

      我们建议参与者在创作前学习课程,但并非必须。如果参与者的中文能力较弱,可以考虑和中文能力好的亲友一起学习课程。

  • 600 overseas works to be displayed in the online exhibition

600 works to be displayed in the online exhibition

600 pieces will be exhibited on NOBO’s website and included in our commemorative album.

  •  200 overseas works to be displayed in the U.S. exhibition

200 pieces will be exhibited in New York, USA; selected artists will receive certificates of participation.

  •  50 overseas works to be displayed in the final exhibition

50 pieces will be exhibited in international hubs such as Beijing, Shanghai. During these exhibitions, participants around the world will be able to witness the glorious history of the Forbidden Palace. Selected artists will receive certificates of participation and be awarded the title of “Advocator for Forbidden City Culture”.

 

  • 600件海外作品入围

600件入围作品将在NOBO无界官方网站进行线上展示。同时入围作品将被收录进纪念画册。

  • 200件海外作品入选美国展览

200件作品将在美国纽约的展览中展示。参展者将获得组委会颁发参展证书。

  • 50件海外作品入选全球大展

50件作品将在北京、上海等地的巡展中展示。各国参展者将一同鉴证故宫的历史之美。参展者将获得组委会颁发的参展证书并有机会被授予“紫禁城文化推广小使者”称号。

Share your art and blessings 

on the 600th anniversary of 

the Forbidden City!

      The 600th anniversary of the Forbidden City is a 2020 event that deserves everyone’s participation, and each participating work is a blessing to the Forbidden City! We will launch an online “ Share  your  art and blessings” (share your artwork on Facebook and INS with tag #Hello! My Forbidden City!# and @ us) campaign to celebrate the Forbidden City, and invite more people to know the treasure of the Forbidden City!

晒祝福,贺紫禁城600周年!

      紫禁城600周年是一件值得所有人一起参与的2020年盛事,而每个参与活动的作品就是对故宫的一份祝福!我们将发起线上“晒画”的方式为紫禁城庆贺,也邀请更多人来认识这个宝藏紫禁城!

FB: @No-Boundaries International Art Exhibition

INS: @noboundaries_nyc