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Notice of the Ministry of Culture Concerning National Art Prizes Initiation

March 23, 1998

According to theReply to National Art PrizesInitiation of the InformationOffice of CPC(the Dispatch No. 18th and the 31st in 1997 of theInformationOffice of CPC), the project of national art prizes has been decided. The name of various prizes and contents are as follows:

I. Wenhua Prize

It is the governmental prize for national professional arts.

Sponsored by: Ministry of Culture

Organized by: Arts Bureau of the Ministry of Culture

Prize classifications:

Grand Wenhua Prize

Wenhua New Play Prize

Wenhua New Program Prize

Wenhua Special Prize

Wenhua Lyrics Prize

Wenhua Compose Prize

Wenhua Director Prize

Wenhua Choreographer Prize

Wenhua Music Prize

Wenhua Stage Arts Prize

Wenhua Performance Prize

Wenhua Literature Prize

Wenhua Arts Prize

Wenhua Organization Prize

Evaluation period: Once a year. Almost all the above prizes are covered each time, except that Grand Wenhua Prize is evaluated once every 3 years.

II. Qunxing (Multi-Star) Prize

It is the governmental prize for national mass arts.

Sponsored by: the Ministry of Culture

Organized by: Social Culture Bureau of the Ministry of Culture

Prize classifications:

Qunxing Prize (music)

Qunxing Prize (dancing)

Qunxing Prize (drama,Quyi

Qunxing Prize (arts, photography and calligraphy)

Qunxing Prize (scientific research prize)

Qunxing Prize (organization prize)

Qunxing Prize (tutor prize)

Evaluation period: Once a year, 3-4 kinds of the above prizes each time. Evaluation is held once every 3-4 years for each kind.

III. Kongque (Peacock) Prize

It is the governmental prize for minority arts

Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture

Organized by Minority Culture Bureau of the Ministry of Culture

Prize classification:

Kongque Prize (opera and drama)

Kongque Prize (music)

Kongque Prize (dancing)

Evaluation period: Once a year, 1-2 kinds each time. Evaluation of each kind is held once every 2-3 years.

IV. Chinese Arts and Education Prize

It is the governmental prize for art and education for teachers from national arts universities.

Sponsored by: the Ministry of Culture

Organized by: Education Bureau of the Ministry of Culture

Prize classification:

Chinese art education (education fruit)

Chinese art education (education management)

Evaluation period: Once a year, 1 kind each time. Evaluation of each kind is held once every 2 years.

V. China Youth Art Competition

It is the governmental prize for national youth arts.

It is classified into professional and amateur.

(1) Professional group:

Awarding objects: students from national art universities

Sponsored by: the Ministry of Culture

Organized by: Education Bureau of the Ministry of Culture

Prize classification:

China Youth Art Competition (vocality)

China Youth Art Competition (piano)

China Youth Art Competition (orchestral instruments)

China Youth Art Competition (folk musical instruments)

China Youth Art Competition (conductor)

China Youth Art Competition (Taoli (Pupil) Cup dancing prize)

China Youth Art Competition (plays)

China Youth Art Competition (art works)

Evaluation period: Once a year, 3 kinds each time. Evaluation of each kind is held once every 3 years.

(2) Amateur group:

Awarding objects: non-professional juveniles under the age of 16

Sponsored by: the Ministry of Culture

Organized by: Social Culture Bureau of the Ministry of Culture

Prize classifications:

China Youth Arts Competition Pugongying (Dandelion) Prize (music and dancing)

China Youth Arts Competition Pugongying (Dandelion) Prize (plays and folk arts)

China Youth Arts Competition Pugongying (Dandelion) Prize (arts, calligraphy and photography)

China Youth Arts Competition Pugongying (Dandelion) Prize (children reading materials)

China Youth Arts Competition Pugongying (Dandelion) Prize (children culture theories)

Evaluation period: Once a year, 1-2 kinds each time. Evaluation of each kind is held once every year.

VI. National Drama Exchange Performance Prize

It is the government prize for national professional drama.

Sponsored by: the Ministry of Culture

Organized by: Arts Bureau of the Ministry of Culture

Prize classifications:

National Drama Exchange Performance Prize (traditional operas)

National Drama Exchange Performance Prize (modern dramas)

National Drama Exchange Performance Prize (children’s plays)

Evaluation period: Once a year, 1-3 kinds each time, including 1 time for traditional opera, 1 time every 2 years for modern drama, 1 time every 3 years for children’s plays.

VII: National Music and Dancing Competition

It is the government prize for national professional music and dancing arts.

Sponsored by: the Ministry of Culture

Organized by: Arts Bureau of the Ministry of Culture

Prize classifications:

National Music and Dancing Competition (vocality)

National Music and Dancing Competition (musical instruments)

National Music and Dancing Competition (dancing)

National Music and Dancing Competition (opera)

National Music and Dancing Competition (dancing plays)

Evaluation period: Once a year, 1-2 kinds each time, including once every 2-3 years for vocality, instruments and dancing, once every 5 years for drama and dancing plays.

. National Acrobatics, Folk Arts, Puppet and Shadow Play Jinshi (Golden Leo) Prize

It is the government prize for national professional acrobatics, folk arts, puppet and show plays.

Sponsored by: the Ministry of Culture

Organized by: Arts Bureau of the Ministry of Culture

Prize classifications:

National Acrobatics, Folk Arts, Puppet and Shadow Play Jinshi (Golden Leo) Prize (acrobatics)

National Acrobatics, Folk Arts, Puppet and Shadow Play Jinshi (Golden Leo) Prize (folk arts)

National Acrobatics, Folk Arts, Puppet and Shadow Play Jinshi (Golden Leo) Prize (puppet)

National Acrobatics, Folk Arts, Puppet and Shadow Play Jinshi (Golden Leo) Prize (shadow plays)

National Acrobatics, Folk Arts, Puppet and Shadow Play Jinshi (Golden Leo) Prize (children group)

Evaluation period: Once a year, 1-2 kinds each time. Evaluation of each kind is held once every 4 years.

. National Fine Arts Exhibition Prize

It is the government prize especially for national professional arts.

Sponsored by: the Ministry of Culture

Organized by: the Arts Bureau of the Ministry of Culture

Prize classifications:

National Fine Arts Exhibition Prize (comprehensive)

National Fine Arts Exhibition Prize (traditional Chinese painting)

National Fine Arts Exhibition Prize (oil painting)

National Fine Arts Exhibition Prize (engraving)

National Fine Arts Exhibition Prize (sculpture)

National Fine Arts Exhibition Prize (cartoon)

National Fine Arts Exhibition Prize (New Year painting)

National Fine Arts Exhibition Prize (comic strip)

National Fine Arts Exhibition Prize (poster)

National Fine Arts Exhibition Prize (calligraphy)

National Fine Arts Exhibition Prize (photography)

Evaluation period: The comprehensive prize is granted once every 3-5 years, 1-3 kinds of the above individual prizes are granted every year.

. ChineseBeijingOpera

It is the governmental prize especially for national Beijing Opera arts.

Sponsored by: the Ministry of Culture

Organized by: Arts Bureau of the Ministry of Culture

Prize Classifications:

ChineseBeijingOpera Prize (Cheng Changgeng Prize)

ChineseBeijingOpera Prize (Mei Lanfang Prize)

ChineseBeijingOpera Prize (Xinmiao (New Player) Prize)

Evaluation period: Cheng Changgeng Prize is granted once every 2-3 years, Mei Lanfang Prize is granted once every 5 years, and Xinmiao (New Player) Prize is granted once every 2 years.