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Derry Ainsworth wins award for photo 'Legoland' at My China Story International Media Competition

Updated: Jul 25, 2023

Derry Ainsworth wins the Outstanding Work Award for his Hong Kong photograph titled 'Legoland.' Derry received the award at the 2023 'My China Story of the Greater Bay Area International Media Competition.'


Photographer Derry Ainsworth receiving the Outstanding Work Award, Zhongshan, My China Story
Photographer Derry Ainsworth receiving the Outstanding Work Award

On June 2, the "Third Eye on China · Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area" International Multimedia Competition Award Ceremony was held in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province. A total of 28,217 works were collected, covering more than 40 countries and regions on five continents. After more than 20 Chinese and foreign professional judges in the fields of media, film and television, internet, international spread, etc. Selected by Hong Kong Cable Television, Derry Ainsworth's photograph "Legoland" won the "outstanding works award" in the photography category.​​​​

Sham Shui Po Hong Kong - Award winning photography by derry ainsworth
'Legoland' [2022] - award wininng photograph by Derry Ainsworth

About the artwork 'Legoland' An aerial view over the densely populated district of Sham Shui Po in Kowloon, Hong Kong. The Shot capture the vibrant colours of the old buildings, stacked up next to eachother. The angle and framing help to highlight the unique density of the area. About the Competition The series of activities are supported by the Information Office of Guangdong Provincial People's Government and Zhongshan Municipal People's Government, and undertaken by the Information Office of Zhongshan Municipal People's Government, Zhongshan Internet Information Office, International Communication Center of Nanfang Media Group and Xufang International Media of China Foreign Languages Bureau. Gao Anming, Deputy Director and Editor-in-Chief of the China Foreign Languages Bureau, Lin Ruixi, Member of the Standing Committee of the Zhongshan Municipal Committee and Director of the Publicity Department, Yang Fang, Director of Publicity and Press Release Department of Guangdong Provincial Party Committee Propaganda Department, Zhou Yan, Documentary Director and Producer, Li Zhi, Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of School of Television, Communication University of China, Director of China Photographers Association, Guo Jingwen, Vice Chairman of Guangdong Photographers Association, Chairman of the General Assembly of Macao Photographic Society, Director of Mainland and Sports Affairs of Cable Broadband Communications Co., Ltd., Competition partners, award-winning teams and representatives from relevant provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) attended the event.

Photographer Derry Ainsworth stands with his award winning work on display at the My China Story International Media Competition.

Derry Ainsworth Award winning photographer
Group photo of guests and award winners at the award ceremony of “My China Story of the Greater Bay Area” International New Media Products Competition on June 2, 2023. [Photo by CICG]

Derry Ainsworth Award
Lin Ruixi, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Zhongshan Municipal Committee and head of the committee’s Publicity Department, speaks at the award ceremony of “My China Story of the Greater Bay Area” International New Media Products Competition on June 2, 2023. [Photo by CICG]

"My China Story" International Short Video Competition, initiated by CICG in 2018, and has been successfully held for five years. The annual competition aims to encourage domestic and international content creators, foreign vloggers, self-media teams and individuals to create multilingual China-themed short videos from their unique perspectives and document foreigners' wonderful experiences in China. Videos that tell creators' stories with China or present cultural exchanges between China and other countries from a third-party perspective are also welcome. After five years of development, "My China Story" has become a well-known international communication event integrating multilingual short video creation, topic-of-the-year competitions, special topic competitions, new media international communication seminars, and theme exhibitions. It aims to build the most authoritative brand of the "China in the Lens of Foreigners" activity, create the most open exchange platform for global creators, and facilitate the widest cooperation among creators and platforms.

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