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Winners of painting contest on green future announced
  • | | April 02, 2024 05:39 PM

The Vietnam Denmark Friendship Association (VIDAFA) and the Embassy of Denmark announced on Tuesday the names of 62 individual winners and three group prizewinners of the Denmark in Your Eyes 2023 painting contest at an award ceremony held in Hanoi. 

Chu Ha Giang, a sixth-grader from Nguyen Gia Thieu Secondary School in Hanoi, and her special-prize-winning work. 

Speaking at the event, ambassador of Denmark, Nicolai Prytz, said that key area of cooperation between Vietnam and Denmark is green growth and the transition to a more sustainable society. 

"The Denmark in Your Eyes contest is a unique way for us to reach beyond the ongoing government-to-government cooperation of our Green Strategic Partnership and engage the children and youth of Vietnam," he said. "I am very encouraged by the 21,500 submissions to the contest. They are a testament to the great interest and strong commitment of the young Vietnamese generations in a green future for all. Their messages and stories remind us of the importance of involving, empowering and mobilising young generations to take action and make the changes they want to see in their communities and the world around them."

According to the organiser, the contest themed green future received more than 21,500 paintings and artworks from 256 schools and clubs in 42 provinces and cities. The panel of judges was comprised of acclaimed painters from Kim Dong Publishing House and Thieu Nien and Nhi Dong newspaper.

The grand prize went to Chu Ha Giang, a 6th grade student from Nguyen Gia Thieu School in Hanoi. ‘Marine pollution is a risk that our world is facing. With ‘A Call from the Blue Ocean’, I would like to call out for our joint efforts to save the ocean. Even small and simple deeds will count’ said Giang at the award ceremony.

Other 61 individual awards, which include 2 first prizes, 3 second prizes, 6 third prizes, and 50 encouragement prizes were given to students of elementary and lower secondary schools from 22 different provinces and cities in Vietnam. The Union of Friendship Organizations of Can Tho city, Sentia Inter- level School and Nguyen Sieu Primary School in Hanoi won the group prizes.

The Denmark in Your Eyes 2023 painting contest is co-hosted by the Embassy of Denmark and the Vietnam – Denmark Friendship Association with support from the Ministry of Education and Training, Kim Dong Publishing House, Thieu Nien Tien Phong and Nhi Dong Newspapers and My Kingdom – Lego Vietnam. JYSK, a Danish Furniture Retail Chain, is the main sponsor of the competition.

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