'Amazing China' mobile phone photo contest winners awarded in London

The awards ceremony of Geely Cup 2015 Amazing China Mobile Phone Photo Contest was held at Shangri-La Hotel in London on Sunday.

Yan Hongtao's photo, Ancient Town in Water Ink, won the gold award and the first prize in the nature section. Wang Xiaofeng, who took the picture of Buddhist Heaven on Earth, was given the silver award and the first prize in the architecture section.

All winners got one-year usage of a Geely car, a 10-day trip for two persons in China and plane tickets.

British Minister of State Lord Bates donated five photos to the contest, which were taken during his charity walk from Beijing to Nanjing in July to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory of China's Resistance against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War. He was given the special merit award.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Lord Bates said the China-Britain relationship had made substantial achievements in the past year.

Xiang Xiaowei, Minister Counsellor for Culture of the Chinese Embassy, said the contest promoted cultural exchange between China and Britain, and also enhanced people-to-people exchange.

Organized by China Daily and curated by Chinalink London, the photo competition received more than 8,000 entries from Chinese and foreign participants. The contest was categorized into six sections: nature, humanity, family, food, architecture and transport. A total of 54 photos won rewards.

The contest was launched in Beijing in August as part of the Year of China-Britain Cultural Exchange.

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