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[Recruitment] 2022 China-US Young Maker Competition

Initiated from 2014, the China-US Young Maker Competition (CUYMC) is one of the supporting activities of the China-U.S. High-Level Consultation on Humanities Exchange. Its Chinese selection competition is organized by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and is co-hosted by the China Education Service Center (MOE), Google Information Technology (China) Co, Beijing Gehua Culture Development Group, etc.

With the theme of ‘Co-Making the Future’, the competition advocates participants to focus on fields of sustainable development such as community, education, environmental protection, health, energy and transportation, and encourages participants to create new works with social and industrial values combining innovative ideas and cutting-edge technologies. The competition will promote the maker culture, build an incentive environment for makers in China and the U.S. and boost the development of Chinese makers’ innovation communities and maker spaces, which will fully represent the characteristics of cultural exchanges between China and the U.S. and build a platform for communication between young people from both countries. By promoting in-depth exchanges between Chinese and U.S. young makers in the field of innovation, the competition will also strengthen the cultural communication among the youth in China and the U.S.

Beijing Normal University has participated in this competition since 2017, and has won several awards including the first and the second prizes in Beijing region for six consecutive years from 2017 to 2021.


Competition Period:

Registration for Beijing Region: June 1st - June 30th, 2022

Judging of works in Beijing Region: July 2022

Competition final: mid to late August 2022


Participation Requirements:

Students and young makers from any department and major who dare to follow their dreams and love to create things can take part in the competition. Participants will work together with students from the UX of Psychology Department to design and make a demonstrable prototype based on open source software or open source hardware platforms. The prototypes should be presented as smart hardware that achieves certain innovative functions.


Contact Information:

Ms. ZHU (Tel: +86 13141266007; Email:

Closing Date: May 20, 2022