2022 Singapore, Hong Kong and Macao New Year Calligraphy Competition Exhibition and Macao Prize Presentation Ceremony Successfully Held at the University of Macau


The “2022 Singapore, Hong Kong and Macao New Year Calligraphy Competition” was organized by the Macao Calligraphy Education and Research Association, co-organized by the Centre for Chinese History and Culture (CCHC) and other organizations, and sponsored by the Macao Foundation, has been successfully held. The exhibition of the winning works will be displayed at the Exhibition Hall (E34-G016) of the Cultural Building of the University of Macau from June 1, 2022.


The award ceremony and exhibition of works were postponed to 5:00 pm. on June 1 in the lobby of Cultural Building (E34) due to epidemic prevention requirements, attracting nearly 100 teachers, students and parents to attend. Professor Zhu Shoutong, Director of CCHC, presented a speech for the ceremony opening. Professor Zhu said that the art of calligraphy has a long history, and it is a crystal of Chinese culture and wisdom, with Chinese characters as its carrier. He hopes the children will strengthen their basic training in calligraphy, enhance their cultural cultivation and understand the true meaning of the content they write.


In the speech, the Honorary President of the Macao Calligraphy Education and Research Association, Ms. Gung Po Mei, said that the competition attracted about 600 young people from Singapore, Hong Kong and Macao to participate. The champion, first runner-up, second runner-up and merit awards were awarded according to high school, junior high school, senior primary school, junior primary school and open division. The competition enhanced the cultural exchange among the youth of three places, promoted the Chinese traditional culture, and called on the youth to actively participate in the activities, and thus, the art of calligraphy can be passed on in Macao.


The students and parents who attended the award ceremony could appreciate the charm of Chinese traditional culture and the unique aesthetic spirit and concept of the Chinese nation while viewing the award-winning calligraphy works. The students expressed that they would pass on the Chinese civilization and promote the art of calligraphy in their future studies and lives.


The award presentation ceremony was attended by Dean Xu Jie of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the UM, Vice Dean Li Defeng of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the UM, Director Leong Ah Tao of the Special Projects Division of the Fundação Macau, Director Chan Woon San of Activities Centre of “Porto Exterior” of the Education and Youth Development Bureau, Secretary General Chao Chong Hang of Talents Development Committee of MSAR, Honorary President Gung Po Mei of the Macao Calligraphy Education and Research Association, Vice President Chung Kam Sing and Vice President Koo Sio Wa of Associação Nacional dos Calígrafos de Macau, General Manager Dr. Hau Moon Tin of Macau Support Furniture & Construction Materials Company LTD., and other guests, as well as the award-winning students and their parents.

Speech by Director Zhu Shoutong, CCHC, University of Macau

Speech by Gung Po Mei, Honorary President of Macao Calligraphy Education and Research Association.

Group photo of the awarded students and the guests