Recitation teams honored at citywide Micro Recitation Contest

The contest, a program of the Shanghai Citizens Art Festival, promoted reading among the younger generation of Shanghai. 
Ti Gong
Ti Gong

Outstanding recitation teams of Shanghai were honored on Sunday at the awards ceremony of the city’s Micro Recitation Contest.

The contest, a program of the ongoing Shanghai Citizens Art Festival, attracted more than 9,000 entrants to share their voices on the Internet. Among them were little kids, young white-collar workers and retired people.

With the theme of “family culture,” the contest received over 4,000 heart-warming audio entries. Many of the clips reflect participants’ in-depth feelings and thoughts about their favorite books.

During the contest, parents and children read picture books together while retired people shared their charming renditions of ancient Chinese poetry.

The Wutong Drama Society, which is composed of over 80 young performing art lovers, read a book about touching letters from revolutionary martyrs to their families.

Recitation lovers from Huangpu District’s “Charm of Voice” salon have also been engaged in helping the city’s visually impaired people to read.

Meanwhile, the contest recommended to citizens around 100 classic books about Chinese culture.

Organizers said that the event aims to ignite people’s enthusiasm for reading and recitation. They hoped a lot more children and young people in today’s fast-paced society will take up reading as a lifelong hobby.

Xu Wei / SHINE

Some of the winners of the Micro Recitation Contest

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