Short video competition can land you a trip to China

The China Cultural Centre in Malta in collaboration with the Malta Tourism Authority, launched ‘Sharing Memories: A Short Video Competition’ whereby the winner will be awarded a fantastic prize of round-trip flights to China worth up to €1500 that can be used when it is safer to travel.

To be part of this unique competition, one must submit a video of less than three minutes highlighting the culture or tourism of both China and Malta. 

The competition is open to multiple styles of film such as narrative, documentary, animation or staged performances. Participants can film through a cinematic camera or alternatively choose to use their mobile phone, so long as the video engages viewers and communicates an interesting message on China and Malta. The video could be a means of sharing past experiences related to China or could bring to light better cultural understanding.

To apply, contestants must upload their work on YouTube or Instagram followed by sending an email to with their full name, contact information, video, title, video description and video link. Lastly, contestants must share the video on Facebook and Instagram with the tags: @ChinaCultureCentreinMalta, #SharingMemoriesAShortVideoCompetition, #VisitingChinaOnline and #VisitMalta. The deadline for submission is 31st December 2020.

The selection criteria are divided into two parts of equal weight; number of views generated and video content. The top videos will also be featured on the China Cultural Centre in Malta Facebook page, as well as, on Chinese social media platforms such as WeChat.

The second-place winner will be awarded a Chinese artisan handbag worth €500 and third place will be presented with a Chinese cuisine experience worth €100. All participants will be granted a certificate of honour and 10 contestants will be given a Chinese gift.

Special thanks goes to the Arts Council Malta and the Malta Film Commission.

Photo of Mdina by Karl Borg / Photo of Peking University by Louisa Buhagiar

This content was supplied by the China Cultural Centre in Malta