Send In Your Amazing CNY Photo Stories!

Entries have started coming in for our third annual Shanghai Mamas Photo Story Contest. We know some of you have taken an extended break, so we have also extended the contest submission date. Be sure to send in your amazing CNY photo stories by February 12, 2023. We’d love to see how everyone has been celebrating in our first year of TRAVELLING! Prizes for winners include some Shanghai Mamas limited edition swag, beauty set, Shanghai memorabilia and a JD gift card! 

Add the WeChat account below to submit entries and view submissions. You can write words to accompany your story, or just send along the photos to speak for themselves. 
A photo story is a series of images (between 3-9 photos) with a common theme that together tell a story. You could share any traditions that you have for celebrating at home, what you see around the city or in your travels, or some classic CNY moments. It’s a great chance to get out and explore all the magnificent traditions and festivities.

Photos by Carla Hillekens in 2022 contest


Of course, we have some rules:

  • Entries will be judged upon creativity, relevance to the theme of Chinese New Year/Spring Festival, originality, and impact.
  • Each entry should contain a minimum of 3 images and a maximum of 9. Captions can be included to tell the story, or the images can speak for themselves.
  • All photos must be original works and taken by the contestants. The photo does not infringe on trademarks, copyrights, moral rights, privacy rights, or intellectual rights (no photos of children without parental consent).
  • Submission of images to Shanghai Mamas grants permission for the images to be published on ShMamas platforms. The images remain the property of the photographer.
  • Entry is free and multiple entries allowed, though no overlapping photos between multiple stories. Open to those living in locations beyond Shanghai.
  • No obscene, violent, racist, defamatory or otherwise inappropriate content deemed as such by the ShMamas Committee will be published.
  • Remember to follow all Covid-19 safety protocols regarding large gatherings.
  • For the fairness in judging, images should be free of any watermarks, logos, or other name/identifying info.
  • Winners will be notified via WeChat and published on the Shanghai Mamas Official WeChat. All entries will be featured in the Shanghai Mamas user account Moments (WeChat ID: ShanghaiMamasOrg). Add the account and follow Moments to see the entries.
  • Winners will be decided as those who received the highest number of votes.
  • Submit images via WeChat to: ShanghaiMamasOrg. You will receive a confirmation to know your entry was received.