Reflecting on 2020: Overcoming Hardships to Engage & Give Back to Local Communities

CGCC’s “Experience 2020” Photo Contest Comes to a Successful Close

NEW YORK, NY – On November 23rd, 2020, the “Experience 2020” Photo Contest successfully came to a close. Organized by China General Chamber of Commerce-USA (CGCC) and CGCC Foundation, the contest aimed to highlight continued cooperation, cross-cultural exchange, and understanding among Chinese and American business communities amid the unprecedented challenges of the global pandemic.

Open to both individual and company entrants, every participant was encouraged to submit up to six photographs relating in some shape or form to the broader theme of U.S.- China Cooperation in 2020.

CGCC’s “Experience 2020”  Photo Contest Key Statistics:

  • 13.3K+ submission gallery views
  • 10,021 votes received during the voting period
  • 130+  photo entries received across all three photo contest themes (Cooperation, Social Responsibility, Technology)

From company team building activities and adjusting to the “work from home” environment to celebrating cultural festivals and participating in charitable projects, the “Experience 2020” Photo Contest received a diverse set of submissions from companies and individuals all across the U.S. Together, these submissions tell empowering stories of individuals and companies rising above hardships faced throughout 2020 to actively engage and give back to local communities across the country.

A total of five submissions with the highest number of votes were deemed the photo contest winners. The contest winners were all company entrants and included PetroChina International (America) Inc, Grand View Construction LLC (宝盛集团), China Telecom (Americas) Corporation, Harmonia Capital, and Comrise.

Company prize winners will win the opportunity to be a title sponsor of CGCC’s daily bilingual newsletter, CGCC Today’s Headlines, for one month in the upcoming year. In addition, a selection of photo submissions will be featured and printed in CGCC’s 2020 Annual Report.

CGCC and CGCC Foundation warmly congratulate all photo contest winners and sincerely thank all participants for their support. May the photographs be a reminder of the perseverance, generosity, courage, and all the heartwarming things of humanity we witnessed this year. We can’t wait to welcome all the “new beginnings” with you in 2021.

You can view the winning photographs below. More contest submissions can be viewed here.


About CGCC:

Founded in 2005, China General Chamber of Commerce – USA (“CGCC”) has been recognized as the largest and most influential non-profit organization representing Chinese enterprises in the U.S. As an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental chamber of commerce, CGCC provides a broad range of programs, services, and resources to over a thousand multinational members across the U.S., with a mission to create value, generate economic growth, and enhance cooperation between the U.S. and Chinese business communities.

About CGCC Foundation:

Established in 2014, CGCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The mission of CGCC Foundation is to deepen mutual understanding and cooperation between the United States and China through research, public charity and engagement in economic, cultural and social exchanges.