Officials and March 8th Red-Banner Holders pose for a group photo at the ceremony on February 29, 2016 [Xinhua/Yin Gang]
The All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) announced on November 15 that 30 women will be named as National March 8th Red-Banner Award Winners this year based on public recommendations through cyberspace and new media.
The award has been organized by the organization since 1960, and recognizes those women who have made outstanding achievements in their work. It aims to motivate individuals to actively participate in social and economic development.
So far, the federation has recognized around 35,000 women from all segments of society, officials maintained.
In order to select and promote such exceptional role-models across the country, the federation has begun using social media this year and much of the publicity for the event will be carried out online.
In 2015, the ACWF honored 15 women with the honorary title based on public recommendations for the first time. This year, the federation will honor 30 women using this method, doubling the number of last year.
Requirements for Candidates
The candidates must be female Chinese citizens above the age of 18 who strictly abide by national laws and regulations.
Entrants must hold an attitude of self-respect, self-confidence, self-independence and self-improvement while being dedicated to the Chinese nation.
Entrants must work hard and forge ahead with determination and strive for great innovation in her post.
Entrants must have obtained an honorary title conferred by provincial units.
Methods of Participation
Qualifying candidates can log their entries at the Women of China website or Women Voice, a social media portal of the ACWF, as well as at other leading sites including people.com.cn and qq.com.
Telephone contact: 65103166 / 65103163
Deadline: December 20, 2016.
(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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