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Logo design contest marking Vietnam-Norway 50 years of diplomatic ties launched

07:02 | 11/09/2020

A logo design competition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Norway (November 25, 1971-2021) was officially launched on September 10.

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logo design contest marking vietnam norway 50 years of diplomatic ties launched
The year 2021 will mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Norway and Vietnam. Source: Norwegian Embassy

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Norway and Vietnam, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Vietnam launches a logo contest from September 10 to October 15.

According to the information released by the Norwegian Embassy in Vietnam, this contest is open to young Vietnamese people of up to 30 years old residing in Vietnam or Norway.

The logo should be of a creative and modern design style with clear shapes and color as well as reflect the forward-looking cooperation and partnership between Norway and Vietnam.

Right after the deadline for receiving submissions, the Organizing Committee, included Norway’s Ambassador to Vietnam Grete Løchen, Norwegian Honorary Consul in Ho Chi Minh City Arild Haugan, and artist Vuong Trong Duc, PhD of History and Theory of Art, Master of Fine-Arts, Lecturer of Department of Printmaking & Design under Vietnam University of Fine-Arts will judge and announce the winning logos on 25 November 2020.

The Embassy will also announce the results on Norway Portal and the Embassy’s Facebook.

The winning logo will be used by the Norwegian Embassy as an official logo in the commemorative events in 2021.

The author of the winning logo will receive a special gift and a certificate of appreciation from Ambassador of Norway.

The most “liked” logo on the Embassy’s Facebook page will also receive a gift and a certificate of appreciation from Norway’s Ambassador. In case the winning logo is also the most “liked” logo on the Embassy’s Facebook, this prize will be given to the second most “liked” logo.

The five shortlisted logos will each receive a certificate of appreciation and a souvenir from the Norwegian Embassy.

The youngest participant will also receive a gift from the Embassy.

All participants can submit up to two logos in (.png), (.jpg) or (.pdf)-format file not larger than 3MB.

The logo can, but is not required to include, number “50”.

The Norwegian Embassy will ask the top five shortlisted candidates to submit a high-resolution logo in (.ai) version for the final process.

All participants should provide a text of less than 200 words that explains the logo. This text of the winning logo will be announced when the final results are available

Participants should leave their full names, dates of birth, and contact information (cellphone and email) in the submission with the heading “Submission to the Logo Contest for the 50th Anniversary of Norway-Vietnam Diplomatic Relations”, and send to [email protected] by midnight 15 October 2020.

logo design contest marking vietnam norway 50 years of diplomatic ties launched
The Norwegian and Vietnamese flags.

The year 2021 will mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Norway and Vietnam. Since 1971, the two countries have enjoyed thriving relations in different areas and in different settings, bilateral, regional and international. 2021 is also an important year as Norway and Vietnam are both sitting on the UN Security Council as non-permanent members.

Vietnam's statistics show that bilateral two-way trade in 2019 reached more than USD 571 million (in 2018 was USD 363 million). Vietnam 's main exports to Norway are seafood, vegetables, textiles, footwear, iron and steel products, wood products ... and its imports are mainly seafood and chemical products, fertilizers, equipment, machinery.

Norway now invests in 44 projects with a total registered capital of USD 191 million in Vietnam, ranking 40th out of 132 countries and territories investing in the country, mostly in Ho Chi Minh City and in cities and provinces of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Hanoi, Khanh Hoa, Binh Duong and Hai Phong. Norwegian projects are concentrated in areas of wood processing, construction materials and interior decoration; agriculture, forestry, fisheries, information and communication. In addition, Norway has several equity investments worth hundreds of millions of dollars. So far, Vietnam has no investment project in Norway.

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