Beijing seeks proposals for winter Olympic opening ceremony

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BEIJING, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Beijing Winter Olympic organizers launched a solicitation campaign for the proposals for the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

The search for the proposal begins on Monday and ends at Beijing time 16:00 on Dec. 31, 2018, said the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, or Beijing 2022, at a press conference here on Monday.

"We are looking for creative proposals that could fully embody the vision of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games and the Olympic spirit, fully demonstrate the inheritance and development of the splendid Chinese culture, and fully reflect China's achievements in the new era," said Liao Quan, an official with Beijing 2022.

Liao said that any interested individual, legal person, institution or even non-Chinese nationals or organizations is welcome to participate. To reduce the cost of the participants, only text proposals within 8,000 Chinese characters could be submitted. The proposal can be a design for either the whole ceremony or one process of the ceremony.

Liao said that they hope the proposals could be innovative and use high-tech methods to achieve the best artistic effects.

Beijing 2022 will organize a review board for all the proposals between January and March, 2019. The participants who come up with the best 10 proposals will be awarded.

Related documents of the solicitation campaign can be downloaded from the official website of Beijing 2022 --

The opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games is scheduled on Feb. 4, 2022, in the National Stadium, or the "Bird's Nest", where the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games were held. Enditem

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