The British Council is inviting Chinese students between the ages of 12 and 17 who are participating in a UK summer school programme in August 2018 to participate in a four-week English is GREAT UK Summer School Photo Competition, with a chance to win several exciting prizes! 

The English is GREAT campaign is a UK government initiative for 2018 driven by the British Council, which aims to enhance proficiency in spoken English among Chinese people and support China’s international engagement through a strong command of the English language. 

Running as part of the English is GREAT campaign, the UK Summer School Photo Competition encourages Chinese children to share photos of their learning and cultural experiences in the UK. In doing so, it will highlight the UK’s excellent offering of short-term educational courses and promote the UK as an attractive summer tourism destination. 

The photo competition is being hosted on China’s Sina Weibo platform from 30 July to 31 August 2018. Participants can share photos and short captions from their own UK summer school programme based on each week’s theme using the hashtag #英国夏令营摄影比赛# and winners will be announced at the end of each week.

The weekly themes are:

  • Week 1: “My favourite English word“
  • Week 2: “Today I tried/learned something new”
  • Week 3: “This item represents the UK”
  • Week 4: “My first impression of the UK”

And the prizes are:

  • Week 1: Harry Potter book set
  • Week 2: “London City” Monopoly board game
  • Week 3: Queen Elizabeth II coin collection from 1970
  • Week 4: Polaroid camera