Notice on the 2023 "Cultures of China Water Cube Cup" Chinese Songs Contest (Beijing Division)
Dear international students:
In commemoration of the contributions of compatriots from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and overseas Chinese to the construction of the National Aquatics Center "Water Cube," the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, the Beijing government, and the All-China Youth Federation are jointly hosting the "Cultures of China Water Cube Cup" Chinese Songs Contest. The contest has been held overseas for 12 consecutive years since 2011, with increasing influence. This year, we cordially invite international students to participate. The relevant matters regarding the Beijing division are hereby notified as follows:
1. Organizing Committee Members
（1）Supervisory Units: United Front Work Department of the Beijing Municipal Committee (Office of the Beijing Government for Overseas Chinese Affairs), Beijing Committee Education Working Committee, Beijing Education Committee, Beijing Foreign Affairs Office
（2）Organizer: Peking University
（3）Co-organizers: Some universities in Beijing, invited universities outside Beijing
2. Contest Theme
Reunion and a Better Future
3. Activity Arrangements and Procedures
（1） Registration Time and Procedure
From now until 5:00 p.m. July 1st, please send the "Registration Form" to the email address: email@example.com. Please use "Songs Contest + Your Name" as the subject of the email.
（2） Submission of Preliminary Round Works
Before July 2nd, submit your preliminary round entry (online submission link: http://h5.people.cn/shuilifang/). The file should be a video recording of a singing performance within 50MB (approximately 2 minutes).
（3） Preliminary Round Evaluation
The Beijing division organizing committee will conduct a professional evaluation of the submitted works and announce the results of the preliminary round before July 5th. 20 contestants will be selected for the offline promotion competition.
（4） Promotion competition
Date: Evening of July 7th (tentative), Venue: New Sun Student Center Theater, Peking University
（5） Final competition
Date: Evening of July 9th (tentative), Venue: Liying Hall, Peking University Hall
4. Competition Format and Related Matters
（1） Promotion competition:
The Beijing division organizing committee will organize the offline promotion competition, selecting 10 contestants to enter the offline finals.
(A) Ranking: The 20 contestants will perform individually in the order determined by drawing lots before the competition, and will be scored by the judges. The top ten contestants with the highest scores will proceed to the finals.
(B) Duration, Songs Selection, and Accompaniment: Each singer has a time limit of 5 minutes for their performance; the song selection must meet the requirements of the contest and needs to be submitted to the organizing committee beforehand; all contestants will use backing tracks, and if there are any band or acapella requirements, you will need to communicate with the organizing committee before the competition.
(3) Scoring Method: A percentage system will be used. The highest and lowest scores removed; the average of remaining scores will be the final score for each contestant.
Awards and Rewards: The top ten contestants will enter the finals of the Beijing division competition. Certificates and commemorative prizes will be awarded to all participants in the semi-finals. Contestants who participate in the finals but do not receive awards will receive a commemorative certificate.
（2） Finals: The Beijing division organizing committee will organize the offline finals. Contestants from universities outside Beijing will be accompanied by their respective international student offices. During the final competition stage, judges of the Water Cube
Competition will assist in the evaluation process.
More information about the finals, including the round plan, duration, song selection, accompaniment, scoring method, awards, and rewards, will be provided via email after successful registration.
（3） Contact Information of the Organizing Committee
Contact Persons: Teacher Li, Teacher He, Telephone: 62752155, 62747382
International Students Division,
Office of International Relations