On the morning of January 16, the beginning of the activity Soliciting Creative Ideas for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 31st FISU Summer World University Games was held in Chengdu.
Known as 'Small Olympics', the World University Games is a large global multi-sport event sponsored by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The participants are limited among undergraduate students and those who have graduated within two years (aged from 17 to 28). It started in 1959, evolved from International University Games.
In December 2018, Federation of University Sports of China, Chengdu and International University Sports Federation signed an agreement to nominate Chengdu as the host of the 31st Summer World University Game, making it the first world's multi-sport event to be held in Western China.
A plan for Soliciting Creative Ideas was released on the scene. According to the plan, the opening ceremony of Chengdu World University Games will be held at Chengdu Donganhu Stadium. This soliciting activity is aimed at collecting creative ideas for the opening and closing ceremonies in a global wide. Any individuals and groups can submit their ideas regardless of age, gender or occupation. Participants can choose to submit ideas for only a certain stage or to submit ideas for all stages of the ceremonies.
The Soliciting Creative Ideas for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of Chengdu World University Games takes "Chengdu Makes Dreams Come True" as the theme. According to the plan, the ideas submitted should: fully reflect the theme of "youth, joy and future" of our times; bear unique cultural temperament of China that enhances the world's understanding of China; be accordant with the "green, smart, vibrant, shared" concepts of the game; be impressive through its uniqueness, leaving a long-retention Chengdu memory to the world.
The collecting is from January 16 to April 30. Participants can choose to submit either hard copies or e-copies online. The ideas should be presented mostly in text form, combining some pictures, videos or other materials. The word count should be around 5000.
The Preparatory Committee of Chengdu World University Games has shown their sincerity with prizes in this gathering creative ideas activity. After collecting, the committee will undertake four selection stages. Participants will get rewards including the special souvenirs of World University Games, the package tickets of Chengdu scenic spots, the gift bag of "Watching the World University Games and enjoying the beautiful view of Chengdu" and a cash reward of RMB 100,000 and so on with their ideas be selected in each stage. The ten best ideas selected will get the chance to be adopted in the final plan of the opening and closing ceremonies in addition to getting a reward of RMB 10,0000. Some outstanding individuals or groups can also be invited to join the executive team of the ceremonies and make their ideas come true.
If you are interested, you can visit the official website of the 2021 Chengdu Summer University Games (www.2021chengdu.com) to get more information and submit your ideas.
On the scene of the launching day, on behalf of the 100 representatives of youth, Jiang Wenwen and Jiang Tingting, world champions, Zhao Baiqing, a male basketball player of Peking University, Zhou Tao, the executive director of Institution of New Economic Development, Zhong Bo, the chairman of GIMI Technology, and Tan Li, a co-founder of The Alley announced the beginning of the activity together.
According to the staff of Chengdu Radio and Television Station, the implementation unit of this gathering creative ideas activity, there will be more follow-up activities launched in order to attract more attention of the world to Chengdu and 2021 Chengdu Summer Universiade. These activities, based in universities and aimed at the world, will collect the wisdom from young people all over the world and help to create impressive opening and closing ceremonies of 2021 Chengdu Summer Universiade. The ceremonies will be of high international standards, featuring unique Chinese and Sichuan characteristics under the concept of green and young.
100 representatives of youth from all walks of life, including famous singer Liao Changyong, pianist Lang Lang, singer Zhang Liangying and Zhou Bichang have recorded videos to deliver their good wishes for the activity.