Laoshan district in Qingdao, Shandong province has launched a global compet
ition for cultural and innovative designs, offering a top prize of 50,000 yuan ($7,370).
The competition will run till July 30, and organizers will invite experts to
review collected works in August, with winners expected to be announced September.
The collection is divided into two sections: production
designs and special projects from individuals and groups, at home and abroad.
Production designs are to range from art crafts to prints, digital product
s, cartoons, furniture, as well as garments, while special projects can be related to sc
ulpture, tourism, festivals and even red cultural heritage, the color embodying China’s revolutionary spirit.
wide variety of choices including beef noodles, braised pork rice, du
mplings, hamburgers, pizza, spaghetti, fast food, desserts, beverages and ice cream.
To deal with an overwhelming number of tourists, some fas
t food restaurants have cut customer wait times to less than one minute.
A total of 25 restrooms and a number of baby care rooms have been b
uilt at the site, dotted around gates and major exhibition halls. Nursing rooms come equi
pped with baby chairs and breastfeeding stations as well as sofas and hand-washing sinks.
In addition, tourists could rent wheelchairs and baby carriages with their ID cards and a certain amount of deposit.
What’s more, 30 volunteer service booths and nearly 100 informati
on desks have been set up to answer tourists’ questions and guide them to tour the event.