By Reinal Lauw
The School of Chinese Studies of Han Chiang University College of Communication is pleased to announce the organisation of a poster design competition in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebrations. Interested participants are required to design an ox-themed poster. Posters could include pictures or text that feature the theme of the ox, in line with February 12 which marks the beginning of the Year of the Ox.
Participation in this contest is nevertheless limited to students of the School of Chinese Studies.
HCUC student, Kim Rui Yu, who is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Chinese Studies, states that since March 2020, Malaysians have been discouraged from visiting relatives and friends living in other states due to the movement restrictions implemented by the Malaysian government to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. Sending pictures and text to family members via various social media platforms has become part and parcel of the desire to reconnect with loved ones in a time of isolation and lockdown. Kim explains that the poster design competition which features pictures and text aptly portrays the phenomenon of virtual interactions during the pandemic.
“In the hope of attracting more students to participate, every contestant is allowed to submit a maximum of three posters,” said Kim.
Judges of the competition will comprise three lecturers from the School of Chinese Studies who will be reviewing the submitted artwork. Apart from that, Facebook users can also vote for their favourite designs by indicating their ‘likes’. The winner of the competition will receive RM50 along with a certificate. The runner-up, meanwhile, will receive, in addition to the certificate, RM20. The results of the competition will be announced on February 19.
The posters should be landscape and A4-sized (210mm*297mm). Upon completion of every poster, students are required to save their design in JPEG format.
Submitted posters will be featured every Friday (22 and 29 January, and 5 February) at 8.00 pm as posts on the official HCUC Chinese Studies Facebook page. Students are to include the following details when submitting their work via gmail: full name (in Chinese), email address, academic course (DCS/BCS), and Facebook account.
The completed work of contestants must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested students are encouraged to visit HCUC’s Chinese Studies Facebook page, or refer to the infographic provided below. You may also contact the chairperson of the Chinese Studies Society, Kim Rui Yu at 014-3064268 or vice-chairperson, Liu Ci Hui at 017-3772249.