Exploring Shandong through photography

(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2019-12-17

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The award-winning works of the 2019 "Hometown of Confucius, Friendly Shandong" International Photography Competition were recently announced by the Shandong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism.

According to the organizing committee, the competition had received nearly 6,000 entries from China and abroad by Nov 20. The photography works focused on Shandong's unique cultural and tourism attractions, high-quality tourism services, natural scenery, and more.

A total of 170 works were awarded, including three "best aerial shot" winners, two gold medalists, five silver medalists, 10 bronze medalists, 50 winners of "excellence awards", and 100 general finalists.

Certificates and other awards will be presented to the winners, said the organizing committee.


An aerial photo of Qingdao city shrouded in mist wins "best aerial shot". [Photo by Dai Dongfeng/WeChat account: sdlyfb]


Rows of skiffs sitting on a beach in Shandong province, creating a striking contrast with the golden beach and blue waters. [Photo by Guo Jianming/WeChat account: sdlyfb]


An aerial photo of the snow-covered Linggui Lake in Qingdao, Shandong province. [Photo by Li Bo/WeChat account: sdlyfb]


An aerial photo of the Linggui Lake during the summer in Qingdao, Shandong province. [Photo by Li Bo/WeChat account: sdlyfb]


Foreigners sample Zhoucun sesame seed cakes, a traditional snack originating from the village of Zhoucun in Zibo, Shandong province. [Photo by Wang Chunyan/WeChat account: sdlyfb]


An aerial photo of terraced fields in Junan county, Linyi, Shandong province. [Photo by Zhang Jiping/WeChat account: sdlyfb]


Wuyang Lake in Boshan district, Zibo, Shandong province is enveloped in a dense fog in late autumn. [Photo by Liu Jian'an/WeChat account: sdlyfb]


People perform an ancient and sacred ritual in honor of the Dragon King in a fishing village in Shandong. In traditional Chinese culture, the Dragon King rules the seas and the weather, both of which are vital to fishermen. Thus, the deity's birthday is an important festival for coastal residents. [Photo by Zhang Yongsheng/WeChat account: sdlyfb]


Rice paddy art in Yong'an town, Kenli district, Dongying, Shandong province during the summer. Local farmers have planted various artworks throughout their paddy fields, which cover an area of 300 mu (20 hectares). [Photo by Guo Sen/WeChat account: sdlyfb]