On September 28th, the results of Creative Proposals Collection for the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games' opening and closing ceremonies were released.
From January 16th to May 31st, 2020, a total of 1,597 proposals have been received, setting a new record of the number of proposals received for sports events of this kind in China. The age span of the submitters is very wide, from 5-79 years old. Most proposals are received from university students and professional groups of the industry, showing that the Games has great attraction to young people and industry professionals.
Chen Weiya and Jia Ding, the general director of the opening ceremony and the closing ceremony separately, led the evaluation of proposals. The evaluation process was started on June 1st. The results of initial evaluation and review have been released on the this website. The whole evaluation process is supervised by the notary staff to ensure fairness and justice. Most of the prized proposals shared a same idea——combining the traditional Bashu (an ancient name of Sichuan) culture with modern science and technology.
On August 18th, the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games Opening & Closing Ceremony Directors' Teams Press Briefing was held. All the creative proposals collected had been handed over to the directors' teams on site. Director Chen and Director Jia both said they would carefully review the proposals and adopt some of their brilliant ideas.