Entries invited for handicraft expo

By Wang Kaihao| (chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2018-05-15

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The second Chinese Handcraft Competition kicked off on Friday.

It is guided by Minstry of Culture and Tourism, and is co-organized by the China Cultural Media Group and the Beijing Urban & Rural Construction Group.

The competition uses a website wodsy.com as an online platform to collect works from the public and will be open until the end of July.

The contest has eight categories, including textiles,sculpture,lacquerware and metal work.

The winners will have chance to participate a series of training programs and work with masters of traditional craftsmanship.

The inaugural edition of the competition was held in 2016.

As part of the program, an international exchange center for handcraft creativity and design will be built in Jimo district, in Qingdao, in Shandong province.

And it will be used as a venue for revitalize intangible cultural heritage through expos, academic studies, as well as expertise training.