CGCC’s “Experience 2020”Photo Contest



This exciting contest warmly welcomes photographers of ALL levels to submit photographs reflecting, illustrating, and/or representing the collaboration between Chinese businesses in the U.S. and their American partners and local communities throughout 2020. Please show us your creativity by choosing one or more of the following categories:

Recurso 4

e.g. Business deals and partnerships with nonprofits, private and public sectors in the U.S.

Recurso 4
Social Responsibility

e.g. Charitable philanthropic/humanitarian efforts to support local communities in the U.S.

Recurso 4

e.g. Highlighting the different innovative ways technology is being utilized to work in the “new normal.”


Up to $25,000

In Value

A total of 5 photographs with the most votes will be deemed the photo contest winners.

  • For Company Entries: [Up to $25,000 in value]: Win the opportunity to be the title sponsor of CGCC Today’s Headlines for one month in the upcoming year. (Today’s Headlines is CGCC’s daily bilingual newsletter that attracts 10,000+ readers.)
  • For Individual Entries: [Up to $10,000 in value]: Limited Edition X+Q art sculpture & face-to-face with award winning photojournalist

*All winners’ photographs and stories will be featured in a printed story booklet and sent out to winners *Winners will be notified via email on November 24th, 2020.

Use our hashtag!

Share your submissions using #CGCCPhotoContest on WeChat, Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn to encourage more people to vote for your photograph!

Photo Contest Timeline

Open for Submissions

August 5th

Deadline for Submissions

October 30th at 12:00 pm ET

Public Voting Opens

November 2nd

Public Voting Closes

November 23rd at 12:00 pm ET

Winners Announced

November 24th

Contest Terms

  1. The submission deadline is Friday, October 30, 2020, at 12:00 pm ET.
  2. By entering this contest, each participant acknowledges that he/she is at least 18 years old and is the sole copyright owner of the submitted photographs, and expressly release and hold CGCC harmless from any claims arising out or in connection with the submitted photographs.
  3. Complete the provided entry form.
  4. In order to display your submissions in our online gallery without distorting your image, please ensure that your photograph is at least 1,600 pixels wide (horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (vertical image), no larger than 20 MB and submitted in png, jpeg or jpg formats.
  5. Photoshopped photos for this contest will not be accepted. Only minor burning, cropping, dodging, and/or color correction are acceptable. High dynamic range images (HDR) and stitched panoramas are acceptable. Any changes to the original photograph not itemized here or stated in the official rules will not be accepted.
  6. Along with your photograph, please write a meaningful short story/caption (up to 150 words) in English describing the scenario in the photograph. Your first sentence should follow this format: your full name/company name (if applicable), the title of your photograph, and the category/categories you have chosen.
  7. The 5 photographs with the most votes win the contest. Kindly note that each individual/company can only have one winning entry.

*You may submit up to 6 photographs and use the same short story for each (if applicable). To enter multiple photographs, you must submit them individually.

Let’s Vote

  1. Public voting will open on Monday, November 2nd, 2020, and close on Monday, November 23rd, 2020, at 12:00 pm ET.
  2. Return to the entry form and find the underlined phrase “vote.”
  3. Click on that phrase and you will be redirected to the contest’s submission gallery.
  4. Choose your favorite photograph(s), click on it, and tap on the vote button.
  5. Please fill out your full name and email to vote for your favorite photograph. Just a friendly reminder, all votes will be anonymous.
  6. Every email address may vote once every 24 hours
  7. The 5 photographs with the most votes win the contest. Kindly note that each individual/company can only have one winning entry.


Who can participate in the photo contest?

Our contest is open to any individual or company. Participants may enter as an individual or on behalf of a company. Kindly note that entrants must be 18 years or older and the sole copyright owner of the submitted photograph(s)

Does the entry process differ when submitting as an individual or a company?

The entry process remains the same. Make sure to indicate whether you are submitting as an “Individual” or a “Company” in the “I’m Submitting as a” section on the entry form

Am I allowed to enter more than one photograph?

Each participant/company is encouraged to submit up to six photographs. However, you are required to submit each photograph individually and follow the contest’s requirements.

When can I enter my submission(s)?

Wednesday, August 5th. Starting from August 5th, all submissions will be published in our photo contest gallery on a rolling basis

When is the submission deadline?

Friday, October 30th, at 12:00 pm ET

Where can I find the official rules of the contest?

To read the extended official rules for the contest, please click here to be redirected to the official rules page.

How will the submissions be judged?

The five photographs with the highest number of votes will be deemed the contest winners. Public voting will open on November 2nd and close on November 23rd at 12:00 pm ET. For more information on how to vote, visit the “Let’s Vote” section.

Can I use a photograph that has already been published?

Yes you can, as long as you are the sole copyright owner of that photograph.

Can I use a photograph taken in 2019 or before?

As the theme for the contest is “Experience 2020,” it is strongly recommended that your submitted photograph(s) are from 2020.

Once I enter the contest, am I allowed to cancel my submission?

Yes. If you want to withdraw your photographs, kindly contact us at

How do I attract more people to vote for my submission?

Share your photograph on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and/or WeChat using #CGCCPhotoContest to invite social media users to vote for your photograph!

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