"Denmark in Vietnamese children's eyes" painting contest launched
The contest was launched within the scope of the cultural exchange program "Denmark in children's eyes", which is an annual activity to celebrate the Vietnam - Denmark diplomatic ties.
The event is jointly organized by the Vietnam - Denmark Friendship Association and the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam, sponsored by the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training, Kim Dong Publishing House, Nhi Dong (Children) newspaper, LEGO Co. (Denmark) and Viet Tinh Anh Co. (Vietnam).
The inauguration of the painting "Denmark in children's eyes" was held on August 25 in Ngoc Lam primary school in Long Bien, Hanoi (photo: Nguyen Vu)
Speaking at the ceremony, cultural counsellor of the Danish embassy in Vietnam, Ane Kirsten Andersen said: "The contest is a great playground for students to improve their creativity in visual aids and increase imagination capacity. Concurrently, the competition plays a part in tightening the friendship and strengthening mutual understanding in culture between the Vietnamese and Danish people, especially the youngsters."
Deputy Head of Mission of the Danish Embassy in Vietnam Christian Brix Møller watching students drawing (photo: Nguyen Vu)
According to the organizing board, all candidates in Vietnam who are primary students are eligible to participate in the contest. Contestants are required to submit a picture drawn by his/herself which depicts the contestant's dream to the Vietnam - Denmark Friendship Association (VIDAFA), address: 7th floor, NO. 105A, Quan Thanh str., Ba Dinh district, Hanoi, from August 25 - Octorber 6.
The awarding ceremony is scheduled in November. The student who win the special prize will receive a CANON camara and a set of LEGO bricks. The first, second and third prize winner will be awarded with LEGO set of brick.
The contest "Denmark in children's eyes" was first launched in 2016, on ocassion of the Vietnam - Denmark 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties establishment.
The contest is a great playground for students to improve their creativity in visual aids and increase imagination capacity. (photo: Nguyen Vu)
Last year, the contest focused on English writing skill of the youngsters. The winner of the contest was a student of grade 9th in Hanoi, who was awarded a short study trip in Niels Brock business school in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The embassy of Denmark in Vietnam also runs a program supporting culture exchange with the value of over USD 3 million. The program focused on fostering the development of culture, arts in Vietnam as well as promoting Vietnam-Denmark cultural exchange.
Since 2006, hundreds of projects in arts as well as participating artists have received supports from the Danish government./.
( Translated by Phi Yen )