On September 28, at the award ceremony of Guiyang Confucius Academy’s “Looking for Young Inheritors of New Six Arts” – Calligraphy Contest 2019, seventy young calligraphers and seventy literary and art volunteers jointly wrote Ode to Young China as a gift to the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
The year 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of PRC. To promote the education of excellent traditional Chinese culture for young students, carry forward the spirit of patriotism, and cultivate and practice the core values of socialism, the Propaganda Department of Guiyang Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, the Office of Guiyang Municipal Committee for the Construction of Spiritual Civilization, the Municipal Education Bureau and Guiyang Confucius Academy jointly launched the “Looking for Young Inheritors of New Six Arts” – calligraphy contest. The contest lasted for one month, and a total of 500 works was submitted. After screening by the organizing committee, 70 works were shortlisted for the “Young Inheritor Calligraphy Exhibition for the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of PRC”. The ten authors of the winning works were awarded the honorary title of “Young Inheritor of New Six Arts – Calligraphy”. At the same time, the calligraphy exhibition will continue to be displayed in the Liuyi (Six Arts) Institute.
At the calligraphy exhibition, seventy shortlisted calligraphy works were unfolded one by one along the quaint winding corridor of the Liuyi (Six Arts) Institute. In terms of the calligraphy style, there are regular script, official script and seal script, each with its own features. In terms of style, some are stiff and rigorous, while others are soft and beautiful. As for the content, there are classical poems expressing patriotism and original works showing their patriotic feelings. Every stroke and Chinese character represents the love and blessing of young calligraphers for their motherland.
Tian Chengchen, who won the title of “Young Inheritor of New Six Arts – Calligraphy”, is a fifth grader of No.2 Primary School in Huaxi District of Guiyang. She said: “I enjoy the beauty of calligraphy, the enlightenment of thinking and the beautification of my soul in calligraphy. On the 70th birthday of the motherland, I am very lucky to acquire the title of “young inheritor”. I will make persistent efforts to be a qualified and outstanding cultural inheritor and help the motherland to strive forward.”