“Lixing Cup” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition

University of Portsmouth partner, Jilin Animation Institute is running a competition throughout May and June, which is focused on entrepreneurship. Students from the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries are encouraged to enter the contest into one of the nine major categories.


Have you completed coursework for your degree this year that you are very proud of? This is a great opportunity, so make sure you submit it to the Lixing Cup! See the categories below.


In support of international collaboration, during these unusual times, Jilin Animation opened up an international track to the competition, hoping to take this opportunity to build a bridge for cooperation with Chinese colleges and universities, and promote cooperation and development in all aspects. This is an open competition with no subject, and all submissions are welcome.


There are multiple directions which you can take for this competition, depending on your skills and passions:

  • Animation
  • Games
  • Comics
  • Entertainment
  • Creative Short Video
  • Cultural and Creative Product Design
  • Advertising Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Virtual Reality and Special Effects Technology

Read full terms and conditions here.

“Lixing Cup” is run completely online, with applications open between May 1st – June 1st, 2020, and the review period will be between June 2nd–10th. Submissions need to be accompanied by a 500-word description and more details on the guidelines can be found here. There are cash prizes, of 8000 yuan, 4000 yuan and 2000 yuan, and there is also additional investment of up to 10 million yuan available for development.