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Results of the 3rd Academy Awards of Cultural Industries announced by Xu Lin,October 23, 2018 Adjust font size:


Six lists of golden award-winning excellence in regard to cultural industries are released at a grand ceremony hosted by the Communication University of China on Oct. 20, 2018. [Photo by Xu Lin /]

Through online voting and expert evaluation, six lists of golden award-winning excellence from the cultural industries were unveiled at a grand ceremony hosted by the Communication University of China (CUC) last Saturday.

Covering important areas of cultural development, this year’s event attracted more than 1,000 candidate projects. A total of 101 organizations and individuals won awards, including 22 goldenawards. They wereannounced byFan Zhou, dean of CUC's College of Cultural Industries Management, and the main planner and chiefjudge (China) of this event.

Fan noted that thanks to the innovative academic communication model and widespread interest in China’s cultural industry, both at home and abroad, the event has already won itself the reputation as “The Oscars of China’s Cultural Industry.”

“These 22 winners represent the achievements of China’s cultural industry in the past and the present, and indicate its future development trends. They reflect the new formats, new models and new rules of the cultural industry, and highlight the public’s new needs and expectations of a better life. They present and pass on China’s profound traditional culture, and advocate and disseminate its newest and most innovative forms,” he emphasized.

Professor David Throsby from Macquarie University of Australia, also the chief judge (International) of the event, shared his views with the audience in his speech. He said, “The cultural industries awards are important in drawing attention to the wide range of innovative ideas and achievements in the fieldofcultural industries. They help to consolidate the significance of the cultural industries informulatingeconomic and cultural policies.”

“The award has provided a platform for fruitful cooperation between universities, cultural enterprises, and other participants in the cultural industries. In this way the award has opened up connections and networks that will hopefully grow stronger in the future,” he added.

Hunan’s Changsha, Guizhou’s Gui'an New District, Zhejiang’s Hangzhou, and Jiangsu’s Nanjing won the golden awards for the Future Cultural City.

E9 Zone Innovative Factory, Beijing Honav Group, Shandong Ruyuan Culture Group, Blue Sea (Beijing) Group, and Mahua FunAge Production Co Ltd. werethe winners of the Academy Golden Awards for Innovation-oriented Cultural Enterprises.

The President of the National Art Museum of China Wu Weishan, Chinese Arts and Crafts Master Zhu Beingren,andFantawild Senior Vice President Ding Liang became the Celebrities of Cultural Innovation (Golden Awards).

The Suzhou embroidery of Skeleton Fantasy Show,the Hall of the Revitalization of Traditional Techniques at the 5th China Intangible Cultural Heritage Expo, and the jade-inlaid gold jewelry of Xiangbo Jade wereamongthe top Excellent Projects of Traditional Crafts Revitalization.

Migu Reading, Iget, Keep and NetEase Cloud Music won the golden awards for Digital Creative Products.

The Golden awards for the International Cultural Tourism Destination were offered to Shanxi’sPingyao Ancient Town, Shandong’s Yantai Changdao ScenicArea, and Shandong’s Weihai Huaxia Town.

The 2018 event, the third since 2016, was co-organized by the cultural industry institutes of 25 world-leading universities. More than 300 cultural industry, leaders of well-known cultural enterprises, and key industrial and academic stakeholders attended the event.

The two previous events obtained widespread media coverage in more than 70 countries and regions. They attracted an audience of over 1 billion, and presented China’s academic viewpoints and the Chinese voice to the wider world.



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