As from today, Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (hereinafter referred to as the “Beijing 2022”), the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality and the People’s Government of Hebei Province (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Organizers”) hereby jointly host an activity of soliciting design proposals of public art works (mainly in the form of sculptures) for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 with a goal to ultimately performing such proposals.
City sculptures will be an essential element of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 (hereinafter referred to as the “Beijing Winter Olympics”) and an important carrier to outspread the spirit of Beijing Winter Olympics and to reflect the combination of Chinese culture and advanced technologies. The Organizers hereby warmly welcome the natural persons, legal persons and other organizations who are keen to participate in the design of the city sculptures (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Applicants”) to actively take part in this solicitation activity (hereinafter referred to as this “Solicitation”) with a view to dedicating wisdom and strength to Beijing Winter Olympics.
Any Applicant who needs to understand and participate in this Solicitation may download the “Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 Solicitation Documents for Design Proposals of Public Art Works” and the relevant materials from the official website of the Beijing 2022 (www.beijing2022.cn) or the official website of Beijing Municipal Commission of Planning and Natural Resources (http://ghzrzyw.beijing.gov.cn).
1. Qualification of Applicants
All natural persons, legal persons and other organisations, who love Olympic Movements, who support and are concerned about the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and who are interested in design of city sculptures and willing to comply with all the requirements of this Solicitation may participate in this Solicitation.
2. Design Requirements
With the prospect of “Joyful Rendezvous upon pure ice & snow”, and with the concepts of “Green, Sharing, Openness and Integrity”, “Let the Olympic flame light up the dreams of youth, Let winter sports inspire hundreds of millions of people throughout the globe, Let the Olympic Games contribute to the development and prosperity of the world, Let the Games bring all of us closer together”, the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 advocates the philosophy of “A Community with a Shared Future for Mankind.” An Applicant shall create his/her/its works by focusing on the theme of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and with a view to embodying Olympic spirit, consolidating the idea of Winter Olympics of Wisdom and outspreading the splendid culture of the Chinese nation.
No limitation is imposed on the artistic style, form, material, specification, expression method and technique of the proposals to be submitted. Designs with innovative modelling or using new materials or technologies are advocated.
3. Way of Participation
1) Way of Submission
An Applicant may conduct an online submission via the links to the submission system provided on the official website of the Beijing 2022 (www.beijing2022.cn) or the official website of Beijing Municipal Commission of Planning and Natural Resources (http://ghzrzyw.beijing.gov.cn).
2) Contents of Submission
An Applicant is required to fill in registration information and submit his/her/its proposal in the submission system. Each Applicant may submit two proposals at most.
3) Time of Receipt
Commencement Time: 22:00 pm, July 9th, 2020, Beijing time
Deadline: 24:00 pm, October 15th, 2020, Beijing time
The Organizers will carry out examination and assessment over all the proposals which have been successfully submitted. At the stage of the initial assessment, 100 proposals will be selected as short-listed ones and be granted “Short-Listed Awards”. At the state of the re-assessment, 20 proposals will be selected from the 100 short-listed ones and be granted “Nomination Awards”. At the stage of the final Assessment, 10 proposals will be selected as the “Best Proposals” through public vote.
For any proposal granted a “Nomination Award”, the Applicant will be given a prize of RMB 200,000 (after-tax) and a “Certification of Nomination Award”. Meanwhile, the Applicant will be given RMB 50,000 (pre-tax) for each proposal to be used to produce a model of the works with permanent materials (a three-dimensional sample). For other proposals granted “Short-Listed Awards”, the Applicants will be issued award certifications. All the certifications will be issued by the Beijing 2022.
With respect to each proposal granted a “Nomination Award”, the Applicant will be required to provide a three-dimensional sample produced on his/her/its own with a size of 100 cm -150 cm and deliver the same to the location and at the time as designated by the Organizers for display and publicity. With respect to the 10 proposals awarded as “Best Proposals”, the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality or the People’s Government of Hebei Province will be responsible for producing more enlarged sculptures and grounding them at the relevant public venues.
Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality
the People’s Government of Hebei Province
July 9th , 2020