Calligraphy contest winners off to Beijing
The Lion-Parkson Tsinghua Calligraphy Competition 2016 saw winners from different categories showcasing their winning pieces at the Calligraphy, Cultural and Learning Centre in Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
There were 10 winners from the Public category and 11 winners from the University Students category. In recognising and praising the overall high standard of calligraphy in Malaysia, the judges, with the organisers’ agreement, decided to award one additional Merit prize in the University Students category.
The judging was done by four famous calligraphers in China, namely Professor Liu Tao from China Central Academy of Arts; Professor Liu Shi from School of Humanities, Tsinghua University; Tsinghua University Arts Museum deputy executive director Professor Du Peng Fei, and China Guang Ming Daily Photography and Art Department senior editor and calligrapher Dr Luo San Gui.
Lion-Parkson Foundation chairman Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng was present to witness the judging and selection of winners.
The competition, organised by Lion-Parkson Foundation (LPF) together with Beijing Tsinghua University and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), was held at the UTAR campus in Bandar Sungai Long on Jan 10.
Out of the 115 participants, 54 finalists were selected on Jan 22 and sent to Tsinghua University in Beijing for the final selection of winners.
The top five winners from each category will be invited to attend a four-day calligraphy workshop and awards presentation ceremony at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China from April 13 to 16 this year.