Children’s painting contest on traditional Vietnamese festivals launched

Friday, 2017-06-09 10:09:06
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The contest is open to children aged from 3.5 to 16 years old in Ho Chi Minh City (Photo:
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NDO – A children’s painting contest was launched in Ho Chi Minh City on June 9 themed ‘Colours of Vietnamese festivals’.

The contest is divided into two age groups of children aged between 3.5 and 8 years old and between 9 and 16 years-old who are students at kindergartens, elementary and secondary schools in Ho Chi Minh City.

Each contestant is permitted to send only one entry featuring the origin and beauty of major traditional Vietnamese holidays celebrated nationwide.

After the qualification round, which will conclude on September 9, the organising board will announce the 500 best entries to enter the final round on October 8. There are 90 awards worth VND 600 million in total to be presented to the most outstanding contestants.

The top-rated paintings will go to auction and the proceeds will be sent to the UNCESO Centre for Culture and Education (UNESCO-CEP) to support poor children in mountainous and remote areas.

The annual contest was first launched in 2014 by the TopArt Fine Arts Training Centre for Children and the UNESCO-CEP to discover young talented painters and help them nurture and promote their painting skills.

It also aims to create a venue for participants to share their interest in painting and encourage creativity in children.