Zhu Ziqing Literature Prize established
chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-04-12Print Print
A literature prize named after renowned Chinese writer Zhu Ziqing is inaugurated in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province on April 11. [Photo/taizhou.com.cn]
A literature prize named after renowned Chinese writer Zhu Ziqing was inaugurated in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province on April 11, according to local media reports.
In 1922, Zhu taught at a school in the county-level city of Linhai in Taizhou, which is now known as the Taizhou Junior High School, at the invitation of the then principal Zheng Hechun. During his stay in the city, the writer created one of his most famous proses, Cong Cong, which was published on April 11 that same year.
To mark the 100th anniversary of Zhu's stay in Linhai, the local government announced the establishment of a literature prize named after the writer.
The prize will be held every two years, with a panel of renowned writers, critics, literature editors and college professors acting as the jury. Its inaugural edition this year will give away awards for outstanding novels, proses and poems, according to the organizing committee.
An individual can only submit one creation. Works that have won awards at provincial-level or above (including public nominations) before are not eligible for the prize.
In addition, an award has been set up for young literature lovers under the age of 18. Submissions are limited to proses or narratives.
The prize is among a series of events that will be staged in Linhai throughout this year to honor the celebrated Chinese writer.
Zhu Ziqing is famous essayist, poet and educator in China. His other widely acclaimed essays include The Back Sight of My Father and Moonlight over the Lotus Pond.