2020 Yage Prize for Christian Literature & Arts

Announcement of Winners

Organized by the Duke Initiative in Theology and the Arts, this award was created to promote the production of excellent Chinese Christian literature, music, and visual art by providing a prestigious award for Chinese writers and artists. Through this award, we hope to promote the indigenization of Christianity in China, encourage faith through artistic expression, and promote the development of Chinese Christian literature and art. 

Over the past 9 months, we received over 900 outstanding works of literature, music and visual art. After a three-round selection process, we are honored to announce the inaugural winners of the Yage Prize for Christian Literature & Arts. All prizewinners are listed at the end of this announcement.

Given the safety and health concerns around COVID-19, we have decided to cancel the in-person award ceremony. In place of the in-person event, we will broadcast a 60-minute virtual award ceremony on December 17, 2020 at 7:00AM (EST) / 8:00PM (Beijing Time).

You may tune in to the virtual ceremony via one of the links below:

  1. Duke Initiative in Theology and the Arts YouTube Channel

http://tiny.cc/YagePrizeCeremony-US

  1. 2020 Yage Prize Award Ceremony Streaming Platform

http://live.h5.xodbox.cn/yage

 

 

2020 雅歌基督教文艺奖

奖项公告

 

2019年11月杜克大学神学艺术中心发起面向全球华人的雅歌文艺奖,该奖旨在奖掖华人基督教文学、音乐和艺术创作,鼓励全世界华人文艺作者从自身独特的民族身份、经验出发,吸收、消化基督之道,为世界贡献灵性的文艺果实。

在九个月的征稿过程中,我们收到了超过900件不同类型的文艺作品。经过三轮评选,中心非常荣幸地公布以下获奖名单:

鉴于全球疫情,中心决定取消原定的现场颁奖典礼,改为于2020年12月17日上午7点(美东时间),北京时间晚上8点线上直播颁奖仪式。

以下为直播链接:

  1. 杜克大学神学艺术中心YouTube频道

http://tiny.cc/YagePrizeCeremony-US

  1. 2020 雅歌文艺奖颁奖典礼播出平台

http://live.h5.xodbox.cn/yage

 

2020 雅歌文艺奖(文学组)评奖结果

2020 Yage Prize (Literature)  Winning Works

参赛作品

Title

作者

Author

作品类别

Type of Work

奖项

Prize

所属地

Origin

《叛教者》

“Renegades/The Apostate”

施玮 

Shi, Wei

长篇小说 

Novel

一等奖 

1st Prize

洛杉矶

Los Angeles

《李浩的诗》

”Li Hao’s Poems”

李浩 

Li, Hao

诗集 

Collection of Poems

二等奖 

2nd Prize

北京

Beijing

《白日的光辉, 夜晚的灯笼》

“Glory of the Day; Lantern of the Night”

王敏 

Wang, Min

长篇小说 

Novel

二等奖 

2nd Prize

常德(湖南)

Changde (Hunan)

《红皮箱》- 疗愈盼望

“Red Leather Suitcase”

  • Shattered Dreams – Hope Springs
林鹿

Yongyi Daku

纪实散文

Documentary Prose

三等奖 

3rd Prize

诺森伯兰(宾夕法尼亚州)

Northumberland (Pennsylvania)

《重逢1900》

“See You in 1900”

山眼

Esther Liu

长篇小说

Novel

三等奖 

3rd Prize

温哥华

Vancouver

《贫穷》

“Poverty”

温蓝枫

Wen, Lanfeng

中篇小说

Novelette

三等奖 

3rd Prize

北京

Beijing

《雁荡平安夜》

“Christmas Eve in Yandang Mountain”

《兰林复活节》

“Easter in Lanlin”

姜原来

Jiang, Yuanlai

戏剧

Drama

特别奖 

Special Prize

上海

Shanghai

《一张好饼》

“A Good Biscuit”

姜庆乙

Jiang, Qingyi

组诗

Suite of Poems

佳作 

Merit

丹东(辽宁)

Dandong (Liaoning)

《天梯》

“Stairway of Heaven”

池上

Chi, Shang

中篇小说

Novelette

佳作 

Merit

杭州(浙江)

Hangzhou (Zhejiang)

《缺席的寂靜》

“The Silence of Absence”

李方舟

Li, Fangzhou

诗歌

Poem

佳作 

Merit

深圳(广东)

Shenzhen (Guangdong)

《新城》

“New City”

金雅歌

Jin, Yage

短篇小说

Short Stories

佳作 

Merit

惠顿(伊利諾伊州)

Wheaton (Illinois)

《异乡人》

“Story from Another Land”

孙基立

Sun, Jili

散文集

Collection of Proses

佳作 

Merit

芝加哥

Chicago

《化沙》
“Melted Sand”
趙靜

Zhao, Jing

中篇小说

Novelette

佳作 

Merit

成都(四川)

Chengdu (Sichuan)

《小哀歌:中国的夜晚、兽声与人》

“Elegy – China’s Nights, Voices of Animals and People” 

徐颂赞

Xu, Songzan

诗集 

Collection of Poems

佳作 

Merit

杭州(浙江)

Hangzhou (Zhejiang)

《似乎要死,却是活着的》

“Seems to Be Dying, But It Is Alive”

常约瑟

Joseph Chang

纪实散文

Documentary Prose

佳作 

Merit

洛杉矶

Los Angeles

《黎明的哨聲》

“The Whistle of Dawn”

宋考凰

Song, Kaohuang

劉步國

Liu, Buguo

戏剧

Drama

佳作 

Merit

杭州(浙江)

Hangzhou (Zhejiang)

 

2020 雅歌文艺奖(视觉艺术组)评奖结果

2020 Yage Prize (Visual Arts) Winning Works

 

参赛作品

Title

作者

Artist

作品类别

Type of Work

奖项

Prize

所属地

Origin

《麦地冲的歌声》

“Songs from Maidichong”

及 AND

《提篮桥哀歌》

“Contemporary Martyrdom”

胡杰

Hu, Jie

影片(片长:1:21:45)

Film (1:21:45 film)

及 AND

版画系列 

Printmaking Series

一等奖

1st Prize

南京(江苏)

Nanjing (Jiangsu)

《流浪的石头》

“The Wandering Rock”

崔兆松

Cui, Zhaosong

影片(片长:1:35:33)

Film (1:35:33 film)

二等奖

2nd Prize

聊城(山东)

Liaocheng (Shandong)

《宗教改革500周年》

“Reformation 500th Anniversary”

突兀的捍卫者

Q I

动画

Animation

二等奖

2nd Prize

大急流城(密歇根州)

Grand Rapids (Michigan)

《信仰传承●道影像》

“Inheriting Belief – Logos”

郑道

Zheng, Dao

黑白摄影系列

B&W Photography Series

三等奖

3rd Prize

温州(浙江)

Wenzhou (Zhejiang)

《唉!大海》及 《牧羊人》

“Oh! Sea” and “The Shepherd”

朱久洋

Zhu, Jiuyang

油画

Painting

三等奖

3rd Prize

北京

Beijing

《兴起,发光!-当代西方宣教士在中国》

“Arise and Shine – Contemporary Missionary in China”

潘蕾蕾

Pan, Leilei

系列纪录片

Documentary Series

三等奖

3rd Prize

上海

Shanghai

《复活》

“The Resurrection”

高氏兄弟

Gao Brothers

雕塑 

Sculpture

特别奖

Special Prize

北京

Beijing

《觅非播舍之家》
“Home of Mephibosheth” 
黎光

Li, Guang

影片(片长:1:55:06)

Film (1:55:06 film)

佳作

Merit

洛杉矶

Los Angeles

《婴儿的手》

The Hands of Babies

吴天

Wu, Tian

陶土

Ceramic Hand Signs and Modified Icons

佳作

Merit

基尔(德国)

Kiel (Germany)

《到我这里来的,我总不丢弃他》

Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out

许静宇

Xu, Jingyu

短片

Short Film

佳作

Merit

霍布海峡(佛罗里达州)

Hobe Sound (Florida)

怒江系列摄影作品-《信耶稣的拾荒者》、《被福音救治的精神病人》

Nujiang Photography Series – “The Gleaner Who Believes in Jesus”, “Mentally Ill Healed by the Gospel”

张羽

Zhang, Yu

摄影系列

Photography Series

佳作

Merit

成都(四川)

Chengdu (Sichuan)

《婚礼》

“Wedding”

冯草非

Feng, Caofei

油画

Painting

佳作

Merit

温哥华

Vancouver

《启示》

“Revelation”

冯君蓝

Feng, Junlan

摄影

Photography

佳作

Merit

台北

Taipei

《这里的第一间教堂》

“The First Local Church”

张子辰

Zhang, Zichen

短片

Short Film

佳作

Merit

沈阳(辽宁)

Shenyang (Liaoning)

 

2020 雅歌文艺奖(音乐A组)评奖结果

2020 Yage Prize (Music Category A) Winning Works

 

参赛作品

Title

作者

Artist

语言

Language

奖项

Prize

Origin

的救

“Redemption of Love”

雪峰

Yan, Xuefeng

普通话

Mandarin

一等

1st Prize

宁)

Shenyang (Liaoning)

主同行》

“Walk with the Lord”

Huang, Qian

普通话

Mandarin

二等

2nd Prize

宁波(浙江)

Ningbo (Zhejiang)

坐在巴比河畔》(奉咏四旬期第一主日

“When We are Sitting by the Rivers of Babylon” (Offertory Song for the First Sunday of Lent)

春雨

Wu, Chunyu

普通话

Mandarin

二等

2nd Prize

北京

Beijing

的平安伴我年年岁岁》

“Your Peace is Always with Me” 

周永

Jeremy Chew

普通话

Mandarin

三等

3rd Prize

新加坡

Singapore

地三

“Three Pieces on the Holy Land”

阮佩儀

Yuen, Pui Yee

粤语

Cantonese

三等

3rd Prize

香港

Hong Kong

“Genesis”

Teng, Yaping

Yi Language

彝语

三等奖

3rd Prize

成都(四川)

Chengdu (Sichuan)

《迎主降生歌》、

《我主,奇妙的耶》等

“Meeting Nativity” and “My Lord, Wondrous Jesus” and more

杜佩良

Du, Peiliang

普通话

Mandarin

别奖

Special Prize

昆明(云南)

Kunming (Yunnan)

《如鹿切慕溪水》

“As the Deer”

Chang, Hang-yu Grace English

英文

佳作

Merit

香港

Hong Kong

《主活了》(复活主日进堂咏)

“The Lord Is Risen” (The Entrance Song of Easter Sunday)

Wang, Jue

普通话

Mandarin

佳作

Merit

北京

Beijing

《主是我依

“Lord is My Belonging”

Ma, Ke

普通话

Mandarin

佳作

Merit

州(浙江)

Wenzhou (Zhejiang)

《今天旧说话

“You Still Speak Today”

周德威 、强 、安平

Zhou, Dewei; Zhang, Qiang; An Jerry

普通话

Mandarin

佳作

Merit

大急流城(密歇根州)

Grand Rapids (Michigan)

美》

“Praise”

楊李碩嘉

Yang, Shuojia

普通话

Mandarin

佳作

Merit

提摩尼姆(州)

Timonium (Maryland)

《慈天父,我好爱你

“Merciful Father, I Love You So Much”

柯宁

Ke, Ning

普通话

Mandarin

佳作

Merit

璧(安徽)

Lingbi (Anhui)

的名何其美》

“How Beautiful is Your Name”

苏晓

Su, Xiao

普通话

Mandarin

佳作

Merit

州(浙江)

Wenzhou (Zhejiang)

 

2020 雅歌文艺奖(音乐B组)评奖结果

2020 Yage Prize (Music Category B) Winning Works

由于音乐B组别参赛作品较少,本组奖项空缺,仅设佳作奖。

*Due to the limited number of entries in this category, only Merit works are awarded.

参赛作品

Title

作者

Artist

作品类别与语言

Type of Work & Language

奖项

Prize

所属地

Origin

1.《大卫的诗歌:第 23号作品》 (女高音,女次高音与乐团)

“A Psalm of David. No. 23 for Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra”

2.《大卫的诗歌:第 149作品》(合唱团与乐团)

“A Psalm of David. No.149 for Choir and Orchestra”

Chen, Yunfei 器乐与合唱 (中文)

Instrumental and Choral (Mandarin)

佳作

Merit

拉文(加利福尼亚州)

La Verne (California)

《第一钢琴协奏曲》

“Piano Concerto No. 1”

匡勇胜

Kuang, Yongsheng

器乐

Instrumental

佳作

Merit

长沙(湖南)

Changsha (Hunan)

《牧者》

“The Shepherd”

李书琴

Li, Shuqin

器乐与合唱 (中文)

Instrumental and Choral (Mandarin)

佳作

Merit

长沙(湖南)

Changsha (Hunan)

 


This award was created to promote the production of excellent Chinese Christian literature, music, and art by providing a prestigious, indigenous award for Chinese writers and artists. Through this award, we hope to promote the indigenization of Christianity in China, encourage faith through artistic expression and promote the development of Chinese Christian literature and art. 

为奖掖华人基督教文学、音乐和艺术创作,鼓励全世界华人文艺作者从自身独特的民族身份、经验出发,吸收、消化基督之道,为世界贡献灵性的文艺果实,杜克大学神学系与神学艺术中心特发起华人雅歌文艺奖。

 


The 2020 Yage Prize will be based on Luke 6:20: “And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: ‘Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the Kingdom of God!” Writers, musicians and artists are invited to create literary works based on this theme. (Note: entries for the Music Category are not restricted to this theme. Music works based on any Christian theme are welcomed.)

本届雅歌奖主题为 — 圣经《路加福音》6章20节:耶稣举目看着门徒,说:“你们贫穷的人有福了,因为上帝的国是你们的!” 请参与者围绕主题展开文学、视觉艺术创作。(音乐组别不受此主题限制,与广义基督教相关即可)

 


 

 


All submissions will be evaluated initially by the Prize staff. The finalists will be judged by a panel of experts from North America, mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. These judges will discuss the merits of the finalists and award the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Special Prizes.

For “Music – Subcategory A. Worship Music,” final evaluation consists of two parts: 70% based on evaluation by judges and 30% based on online voting. Judges will evaluate finalist submissions based on lyrics and melody.

 

主办机构聘请专业人士组织初审工作,并邀请三至五位知名文艺人士和相关学者担任终审,终审评委来自北美、中国大陆和台港地区。

关于福音歌曲,终审评比由两部分构成:评委打分占70%,网络投票占30%。评委的评判将基于歌词与歌曲旋律综合考量。

 


Call for entries opens: December 1, 2019

Call for entries closes: August 31,  2020

Jury Deliberations: September – October, 2020

Announcement of Winners: November 15, 2020

Prize Presentation Ceremony: Date to be determined (pending public health concerns)

投稿开始:2019年12月1日

投稿结束:2020年8月31日

评选阶段:2020年9月至10月

公布结果:2020年11月15日

颁奖仪式:待公布

 


The following prizes will be presented in each category:

Prizes Award*
First Prize (1 award) 30,000 RMB
Second Prize (2 awards) 20,000 RMB
Third Prize (3 awards) 10,000 RMB
Special Prize (1 award) 20,000 RMB

*All awards are subjected to tax regulations

In addition to cash prizes, the Yage Prize aspires to promote the dissemination of the winning works in every way possible, including and not limited to:

Assistance in publishing: unpublished winning literature works and outstanding entries; outstanding poems or prose will be published collectively.

Exhibitions: winning visual arts works and outstanding entries.

Publishing on digital platforms:  winning music works and outstanding entries.

 

各单元均设立以下奖项:

奖项 奖金*
一等奖(1名) 30,000 人民币
二等奖(2名) 20,000 人民币
三等奖(3名) 10,000 人民币
特别奖(1名) 20,000 人民币

*所得奖金依税法规定

除奖金以外,雅歌奖旨于以不同形式推广得奖和优秀参赛作品作品,包括而不限于:

协助出版:尚未出版的获奖和优秀参赛作品;优秀中短篇(如诗歌、散文等)结集出版。

举办展览:艺术类获奖和优秀参赛作品。

平台发布:音乐类获奖和优秀参赛作品。

 


  1. Winners will be announced on the Yage Prize official website www.yageprize.com on November 15, 2020. Date and Venue of the Prize ceremony will be announced later.
  2. Winning choral and instrumental music works will be published in an album, and will be performed at the prize ceremony and concert.

 

  1. 获奖名单将于2020年11月15日在雅歌奖网站 www.yageprize.com上公布,颁奖仪式举办日期及地点将稍后公布。
  2. 获奖合唱及器乐作品将被收录入专辑出版,并受邀参与颁奖音乐会的演出。

 

 


  1. Applicants can submit their works as an individual or a group. The individual or the group must own the authorship to the work.
  2. This competition is open to writers, composers and artists of Chinese descent worldwide. There are no restrictions on candidates’ current nationality or country of residence.
  3. The organizer reserves the right to (re)classify music submissions into one of the two subcategories as necessary.
  4. All visual art, literature, choral and instrumental music submissions must be completely original work. However, worship music submissions may include existing traditional music or folk music with original lyrics. Choral music and worship music submissions may also include scriptures in Chinese.
  5. For instrumental music submissions, recommended length of work: 6-8 minutes; only original works are accepted; solo pieces or chamber music pieces are welcomed.
  6. For choral music submissions, recommended length of work: 6-8 minutes; except for a cappella pieces, all works should be submitted with piano accompaniment score or full score.
  7. All works must be original works. Works with rewriting new lyrics or rearrangement of an existing traditional music are qualified to apply.
  8. Works that have not been published or are published within the past five years (ie. after Nov 2014) are qualified to apply.
  9. Language of the work should be in Chinese or any languages of Chinese Ethnic Groups. We encourage applicants to create works in Chinese dialects.
  10. Depending on the level of submissions, First Prizes and Special Prizes may remain vacant, or more than 1 award will be awarded.
  11. Staff from the organizer are not allowed to apply.
  12. Submissions that do not comply with the above guidelines will not be reviewed.

 

  1. 参赛者可以个人名义,或者多人的名义提交作品,但是该个人或者群体必须对参赛作品拥有完整的著作权。
  2. 征稿对象:面向全球华人(不限国籍与居住地)。
  3. 主办方保留将参赛音乐作品分到不同组别的权利。
  4. 所有视觉艺术、文学、福音歌曲、合唱及器乐作品必须为原创作品。福音歌曲作品可包含由民歌或者传统音乐改编赋新词的作品。
  5. 关于器乐作品: 建议时长为6-8分钟。该奖只接受原创作品,独奏和室内乐均可。
  6. 关于合唱作品:建议时长为6-8分钟。除无伴奏作品外,其它作品需提供钢琴伴奏乐谱或交响乐队总谱,可以使用圣经经文作为歌词。
  7. 未正式出版或出版于五年之内的作品(即出版于2014年11月之后)均可参赛。
  8. 作品的语言为汉语或华人少数民族的语言,鼓励各地华人方言的创作。
  9. 允许一等奖和特别奖空缺,也可增列佳作,视参赛作品水准而定。
  10. 主办机构工作人员不得参加。
  11. 不符合以上规定者,不列入评审。

 


  1. Call for entries opens: December 1, 2019
  2. Call for entries closes: August 31, 2020
  3. Download and fill out the application form. Email your work with the completed form to yageprize@duke.edu
  4. If the file size exceeds 25 MB, please submit your application through WeTransfer.com. Log on to yage.wetransfer.com, upload your files and send the application form to yageprize@duke.edu
  5. In the email title, please put: Submission Category + Name of your work + Your name
  6. A confirmation email will be sent to you from yageprize@duke.edu confirming your application
  7. Special submission requirements for each category:
    Literature: all works should be submitted in Word document format; font: Sim Sun (宋体); font size: 12, spacing: single space; file size: under 20MB.

Visual Arts: File size of single picture of the work should be under 20MB, file size of video should be under 2GB.

Music:

  1. Full score or a Simplified score (Jian Pu) of the work must be submitted.
  1. Music recording of the submitted work in MP3 or MP4 if possible. MIDI realizations are acceptable.
  2. File size must not exceed 2GB.

 

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For Inquiries, please email: yageprize@duke.edu

Organizers: Duke Initiative in Theology and the Arts

Partners: Chinese Christian Literature and Arts Fellowship

  1. 报名开始:2019年12月1日
  2. 报名截止:2020年8月31日
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主办机构:杜克大学神学系、神学艺术中心

合作伙伴:华人基督徒文学艺术者协会(CCLAF),  科洛纳音乐学院 (CCOM)

 


  1. The organizer can use the winning work for the promotion of the prize and other non-commercial purposes.
  2. Applicants will be disqualified if their works violate general guidelines of the Prize or are involved in copyright infringement. If those violations are found after the prize is awarded, all awards should be returned to the organizer and the applicant will be responsible for all losses caused.
  3. This Prize description, guidelines and regulations will be updated if needed, please see website of Duke Initiative in Theology and the Arts (website) for the latest announcements.

  1. 参赛作品一旦获奖,主办机构可以为奖项推广等非商业目的无偿使用该作品。
  2. 参赛作品如经发现违反比赛办法、参加资格,或有冒借、抄袭等侵犯他人知识产权以及其他权益之事时,一律取消资格,如已颁奖,应立即退还所得奖金和奖杯,并赔偿主办机构因此蒙受之损失。
  3. 本办法若有未尽事宜,随时修订并公布于杜克大学相关网页。

 


 

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Organizers: Duke Initiative in Theology and the Arts

Partners: Chinese Christian Literature and Arts Fellowship, Corona Conservatory of Music

 

如有疑问,请电邮 yageprize@duke.edu

主办机构:杜克大学神学系、神学艺术中心

合作伙伴:华人基督徒文学艺术者协会(CCLAF)、科洛纳音乐学院 (CCOM)

 


 

Slider image by Daozi, Elegy for Saintess LinZhao, Ink on paper 65×95 cm.