Vietnam Time

9/30/2018 10:47:04 AM

46 winners of Vietnam-Russia painting contest awared

A ceremony was held in Hanoi on September 29 to award winners of the third international painting competition entitled “Em ve Vietnam –Em ve nuoc Nga” (I draw Vietnam – I draw Russia).

Winners of the contest and the organising board in a group photo.

The event was jointly organised by the Vietnam-Russia Friendship Organisation (VRFA), the Russia-Vietnam Friendship Organisation and the Pushkin Sub-Institute to mark diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The contest received 407 submissions from 359 children of the three age groups – 6 to 8, 9 to 12, and 13 to 16.

According to the organising board, the paintings depicted beautiful landscapes, people, tradition and history of the two countries and their special friendship. The awarded works focused on the topics of history, nature, people, tradition and friendship. The competition is a good opportunity to help the two countries’ children have more knowledge about your country.

After three assessment rounds, three young painters were awarded the first prizes. They were Duong Tue Nhi, 6, from the northern province of Vinh Phuc, Pham Anh Vu, 10, from Hanoi, and Tran Minh Trong Nhan, 13, from Ho Chi Minh City. The organisers also presented five second, six third and 30 consolation prizes to the outstanding contestants.

Speaking at the award ceremony, Trinh Quoc Khanh, VRFA Vice Chairman, said the contest ran in Vietnam and Russia simultaneously.

He noted that the Russian edition recorded 270 entries, adding that the winners in Russia will soon be announced and honoured.

Khanh said the paintings reflect the Vietnam – Russia relations through a different lens. According to him, they introduce the people and land of the two nations and describe the life of Vietnamese and Russian children.

He said the VRFA and the units concerned will work to organise more practical activities to enhance the mutual understanding and friendship between the two countries’ younger generations.

Sergey Tanakov, Counsellor at the Russian Embassy in Vietnam, stressed the special meaning of the contest to the bilateral ties, adding that the significant number of submissions showed the Vietnamese youths’ love for and interest in their country and Russia.

The contest has became an annual event, aims to discover young talents and to offer exchange opportunities for youths of Vietnam and Russia so that they can learn about history, culture and traditions of the two countries.

Tanakov said the embassy will support the organisation of the contest in the future and plans to hold more similar activities./.

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