By Mai An – Translated by Kim Khanh
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Festival of Creativity & Design (VFCD) 2021 kicked off on June 14, offering a venue for sharing diverse creative experiences, promoting connection among those interested in and passionate about creativity and design.
The event, which lasts until July 18, is organised by RMIT University in Vietnam, in collaboration with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the Vietnam National Institute of Culture & Arts Studies (VICAS) and COLAB Vietnam.
As part of the festival, VFCD Graphic Design Contest 2021 themed “Key visual & creative merchandise” hasbeen launched for the first time, running from June 14 to August 3.
The contest challenges young participants to define and express a strong presence for VFCD 2021 under the theme “Creative future: how the cultural and creative industries enhance the social and economic development of Vietnam and promote the smart development of Vietnam’s major cities”.
The contest is open to students, creative practitioners and those who express their interests in Vietnamese culture and creativity aged 18 to 30.
It allows participants to submit their designs as individuals or groups of maximum three members.
The assessment is based on five criteria including creativity, innovation, symbolic thinking, branding orientation and inspiration./.
Entrants must be Vietnamese girls aged between 18 and 26 who are above 1.65 metres tall. All hopeful candidates must send their profiles to the organizers at [email protected] before July 31, the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) reported.
Since the online photo contest was launched on the page https://www.facebook.com/hoahaumoitruong.vn/, the organizers of the competition have since received hundreds of entries from across the country.
The grand final of Miss Eco Vietnam 2021 is scheduled to get underway on October 20 in Ho Chi Minh City.
The beauty contest is organised on a national scale with the primary aim of responding to an initiative put forward by the Prime Minister to plant one billion trees between 2021 and 2025./.
The municipal People’s Committee has just submitted a report to the Prime Minister on the purchase and use of a Covid-19 vaccine as the Covid-19 epidemic in the large city has developed unpredictably with increasing infection cases plus new virus strains first reported in the UK and India.
By Thanh An – Translated by Anh Quan
|Visitors to the photo exhibition.|
A number of programs will be organised to celebrate the 86 th anniversary of Vietnam’s Revolutionary Press Day, June 21 st .
The Television Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City Television, on June 20 th , will host an art exchange, entitled “Pen-point and Heart”, in which invited guests, including journalist Nguyen Quy Hoa, General Director of Ho Chi Minh City Television, journalist Pham Hong Ky, Deputy Commander in Chief of the Labourers Newspaper and journalist Doan Mai Huong from Saigon Liberation Newspaper, will share their experience in their chosen career.
The exchange will also see musical performances by singers, namely People’s Artist Thu Hien, Eminent Artist Quynh Lien, My Tam, Quang Dung and Trang Nhung.
The event will be broadcast live on HTV9,
Meanwhile, from June 18 th to 21 st , Dam Sen Cultural Park will hold a drive of musical exchange with journalists who have received awards in the contest, “Singing of Journalists”.
Earlier, on June 17 th , photographer Hoang Minh Quoc introduced his book, “The Charm of Vietnam” and exhibited his photos to raise money for the “Fund for Agent Orange Pain” launched by Vietnam News Agency, in Ho Chi Minh City.
Another book, “Editing Eye”, translated by Tran Duc Tai, will be released on this occasion and an exchange between the translator, journalists Tran Trong Thuc, Le Xuan Trung and Dang Tam Chanh, with students will take place on June 22 nd at the University of Social Science and Humanity, Ho Chi Minh City.
Translated by Mai Huong
There will be nine A prizes, 25 B prizes, 45 C prizes, and 32 consolation prizes.
Of particular note, a special prize will be awarded for the first time ever, according to Thuan Huu, Chairman of the Vietnam Journalists Association (VJA) and Chairman of the National Press Awards Council.
This is also the first edition of the contest to see the participation of all 63 journalist associations around the country.
The 150 submissions reported on multiple issues in politics, socio-economic development, and security and national defense, especially Party congresses at all levels leading up to the 13th National Party Congress, as well as the fight against COVID-19, natural disasters in the central region, and drought in the south, among others.
The 15th National Press Awards ceremony will be held during the upcoming 11th Congress of the VJA in Hanoi.