Painting contest marking Vietnam-Cuba diplomatic ties launched
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|Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam, Lianys Torres Rivera speaks at a ceremony in Hanoi on September 14 to kick off the painting competition. Source: Cuban embassy|
|The event is expected to raise youths’ awareness about the bilateral friendship as well as the Cuban people, country and revolutionary history. Source: Cuban embassy|
|The contest is open to Vietnamese children aged 6-15, focusing on those from art clubs of elementary and secondary schools. Source: Cuban embassy|
|Entries must show an understanding about Cuba, the friendship and solidarity between Vietnam and Cuba in the past, at present and in the future, as well as Cuban President Fidel Castro and his relationship with President Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnamese country and people, and activities of the two nations’ youths. Source: Cuban embassy|
|They must come in sizes between 30cmx40cm and 50cmx70cm and have not been published on newspapers, magazines or mass media. Source: Cuban embassy|
|The launch ceremony was attended by Secretary of Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, Nguyen Ngoc Luong, who is Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneer Organisation; and Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Lianys Torres Rivera. Source: Cuban embassy|
|Leaders of embassy, Vietnamese officials and children draw the big picture on solidarity between Vietnam and Cuba at the launch ceremony. Source: Cuban embassy|
|The organising board will present one first prize worth VND2 million; three second prizes, each worth VND1.5 million; six third prizes worth VND1 million each; 20 consolation prizes, each worth VND500,000 to the winners. Source: NDO|
|All prizes will be accompanied by a certificate of merit from the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee and a photo book on the relationship between Vietnam and Cuba. Source: Cuban embassy|
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