The 10th Beijing Calligraphy Competition for College Students concluded on 6 November 2022. Xie Jianli, first-prize winner, is a student in the Calligraphy undergraduate programme Spring 2022 at the Experimental School of the Open University of China (OUC).

The Beijing Calligraphy Competition for College Students has been held for nine years. This year, the OUC students participated into the competition for the first time. Despite the short time for preparations, Xie Jianli stood out in the OUC’s internal selection and received intensive training from her instructors. She entered the final of the group for hard-pen calligraphy and ultimately received first prize in that group.  

The competition showcased the talents of the OUC students, as well as the teaching achievements of the calligraphy programme at the OUC Experimental School.

By Yan Xiaohui, OUC