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1,405 pairs of couplets collected by Kunming Daguan Pavillion Park

By : InKunming | Published: 2018-09-12

[InKunming--KunmingFrom July 16, Kunming Daguan Pavillion Park(大观楼) (also called Daguan Park or Grand View Tower) began a lengthened couplet collection event from home and abroad. Until now, 1,405 pairs of couplets have been selected. 406 participants contributed their couplets to the park.  

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To popularize the Lengthened Couplet (长联) of Daguan Pavilion Park, and better carry forward Chinese traditional culture, the park initiated the couplet collection event.   

Participants from Beijing, Guangdong, Shanghai, Jiangsu of China and from the United States and Canada contributed their couplets to the organizer of the event. Their couplets will be evaluated and voted by relative experts from Chinese Couplet Association and Yunnan Couplet Association.

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The selection will end on October 10, 2018. More creative couplets are welcomed and will be selected. People who have interests could join according to requirements shown below:

Requirements:

1. The content of the couplets needs to be closely related to the natural scenery of Daguan Pavilion, and is healthy in ideology and moral. It is allowed to describe scenes, to express emotion or aspiration, and to evaluate history or past generations.

2. All the works should be in accordance with "General Principles of Couplet". It is advisable to have 11 Chinese characters on each side of the couplet. Please note that those with more than 11 characters do not meet the requirements of the event.

3. All the works must be made by the author himself and have not been applied for other purposes. No more than 10 works should be submitted by each person. It is not allowed to submit repeatedly, therefore, participants are supposed to revise carefully before submitting. 

Related information:

1. Address: the event only accepts electronic manuscripts. Please send an email to kmdglylzj@163.com (Attention: please put the manuscript directly into the body without sending it as an attachment). Contact number: 0871-68240158 / 0871-68240124

2. Please attach the author's real name, ID number, contact address and telephone number.

Judge team:

The solicitation event is divided into three rounds, the initial evaluation, the second evaluation and the final evaluation. Chinese couplet experts will be invited to be judges. To ensure the professionalism and the authority of this event, the judge team includes 3 from Chinese Couplet Association, 2 from the institute of couplet culture of Chinese Couplet Association, 3 from Yunnan Couplet Association, and 2 special guests. 

Awards setting:

One First Prize, 8,000 RMB

Two Second Prizes, 5,000 RMB per prize

Three Third Prizes, 3,000 RMB per prize

Twenty Excellence Awards, 300 RMB per prize

All the winning works will be awarded a certificate, and will be carved on park buildings. The organizer will have the right to publish, publicize, engrave, and will not pay any remuneration. All participants are deemed to voluntarily comply with the requirements of this activity and the right to use by the organizer. The applicant shall abide by the relevant laws and regulation of the People’s Republic of China and shall not plagiarize or copy the works of others. In case of any infringement, the organizer will not be responsible for it.

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(Editors: Cathy Chen, Rachel)












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