Denmark in Your Eyes 2023 Painting Competition "‘Green Future" Launched
The annual Denmark in Your Eyes 2023 painting competition was officially launched at Nguyen Sieu school (Hanoi), welcoming representatives of the Viet Nam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO), Vietnam - Denmark Friendship Association, the Ministry of Education and Training and the Embassy of Denmark and hundreds of teachers and students from local primary and secondary schools in Hanoi and other neighboring provinces.
Under the theme ‘Green Future’, this painting competition is part of the celebration of the 10th year anniversary of signing the Comprehensive Partnership Agreement between Vietnam and Denmark, a major milestone, which elevated our bilateral relationship from traditional development cooperation to a full-fledged partnership encompassing political dialogue, green growth, energy, trade and investment and culture.
The competition is open to all Vietnamese students, from both primary and secondary schools. The deadline for submission is November 30. Winners will be announced and awarded at a ceremony at the end of the school year 2023 – 2024 in Hanoi.
|Ambassador of Denmark in Vietnam Nicolai Prytz speaks at the event. Photo: Thu Ha|
At the launching ceremony, Ambassador of Denmark in Vietnam Nicolai Prytz expressed his excited to attend the launching of the Denmark in Your Eyes painting competition, which in his opinion, has added a lot of values to the strengthening of the two countries’ long term cooperation on promoting green and sustainable development.
He also impressed with the number of more than 18,000 paintings submitted in the last competition, which shows the high popularity of the competition among schoolchildren all over Vietnam. He believes that the competition is an amazing playground for Vietnamese children, not only to express wishes about their future, but more importantly to come up with creative ideas about how we can together create a green future and make our planet a prosperous and sustainable home for the well-being of all.
Le Ngoc Tuan, head of the Department of International Cooperation under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam - Denmark Friendship Association said that Denmark is a country 10,000km from Vietnam. Participating in the contest helps students overcome geographical distance to gain more knowledge about the country and people of Vietnam and Denmark.
“The drawing contest theme is very suitable in the context that countries around the world are facing serious challenges caused by climate change and environmental pollution. Therefore, their wishes for a green future will be a message to help resource and environment managers like us have more responsibility and contribute more ideas in building a green future for the children and for all humanity", Tuan affirmed.
|At the launching ceremony, more than 150 students of Nguyen Sieu School took the exam within 60 minutes. Photo: Thu Ha|
The first Denmark in Your Eyes competition, co-hosted by the Embassy of Denmark and the Vietnam - Denmark Friendship Association (VIDAFA) took place in 2016 during the celebration of the 45 th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Denmark. The competition has since then been organized on an annual basis – every year with a new theme, but always with a strong focus on the environment and the green agenda.
In this year's competition, schoolchildren are encouraged to unfold and develop their imagination through creativity and bring their dreams of a Green Future onto papers on various themes, such as environment protection, biodiversity, energy efficiency, green energy, reduction of CO2 emissions, waste management, climate change, etc.
The jury board of the competition will consist of prestigious painters from Kim Dong Publishing House and Thieu Nien Tien Phong and Nhi Dong newspaper and representatives from the Danish embassy and the Vietnam Denmark Friendship Association.
The Denmark In Your Eyes 2023 painting competition is co-hosted by the Embassy of Denmark and the Vietnam Denmark Friendship Association with valuable support from the Ministry of Education and Training, Kim Dong Publishing House, Thieu Nien Tien Phong and Nhi Dong newspaper. JYSK, a Danish Furniture Retail Chain, is the main sponsor, while LEGO Vietnam is a valued supporter of this competition.
There will be one grand prize, two first prize, three second prize and 06 third prize. The grand prize winner will be awarded with a camera and a set of LEGO toys. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners will be awarded with LEGO toy sets. In addition, there are 50 encouragement prizes for individuals and two groups will receive the organizers’ awards.
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