In December 2018, Chengdu won the bid to host the 31st Summer World University Games.
In July 2019, Chengdu took over the flag of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) from Naples, Italy, symbolizing that the World University Games now enters "Chengdu time".
Chengdu is a city which is both young and old, both tranquil and prosperous, and is enriched by its cultural heritage and strongly geared toward development. What is the best way for a city like this to welcome the first international multi-sport event to be held in western China? How could the innovative, elegant, fashionable, optimistic, inclusive, friendly, and charitable Chengdu people attract global attention? How should Chengdu present this grand event for the young?
On January 16, Chengdu officially made invitations to all young people around the world to contribute their answers to these questions. The Soliciting Creative Ideas for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 31st FISU Summer World University Games was an interactive activity with young people, a showcase of smart ideas, and a competition of creativity. Through this campaign, we welcomed young people around the world to write creative proposals to express their design and thinking with unique imagination and wisdom, and make contributions to presenting to the world the most fabulous opening and closing ceremonies.
1,597 creative proposals have been collected for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games
Once the campaign was launched, it received a positive response from all over the world. After 137 days of the collection, the campaign was closed at 4 p.m. (Beijing time) on May 31. There was a grand total of 1,597 creative proposals received in all forms and from all ages, from a 5-year-old child to a 79-year-old man, and from hand-painted material proposals to computer refinement drawings. Participants are much varied, including, for example, both local universities in Chengdu and world-renowned universities. All of these proposals jointly opened a creative window for Chengdu to realize the dream of holding a successful World University Games.
The evaluation committee will start to evaluate these proposals from now
Next, the evaluation will officially start and last for the whole of June. In the end, the 1,597 proposals will face off over four rounds of evaluation. The winners will receive different prizes, such as special commemorative medals for the World University Games Chengdu 2021, travel packages to Chengdu scenic spots, free travel packages of food, accommodation and travel, and RMB 100,000 yuan bonus.
The proposals will be evaluated by the evaluation committee online. All of the proposals passing the preliminary screening will be sent to the members of the evaluation committee. Each of them will be scored impartially and independently under the supervision of the notary officers of Shudu Notary Office, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, and be ranked by the staff of Department of Opening & Closing Ceremonies. The results of initial evaluation and review will be published on the official website of the World University Games Chengdu 2021 (www.2021chengdu.com), and the results of final assessment will be officially announced at the press conference for the selection results for creative proposals.