Vietnamese Talents
The Vietnamese Talent Awards maintains tough but fair reputation
  • | | July 25, 2019 03:29 PM
The Vietnamese Talent Awards will host their 15th anniversary this year.

Speaking at an online forum held on July 24 on the Awards, general secretary of Vietnam Information Technology Association and chairman of the Vietnamese Talent Awards 2019's IT field, Nguyen Long, said that they were the toughest IT awards in the country.

General secretary of Vietnam Information Technology Association and chairman of the Vietnamese Talent Awards 2019's IT field, Nguyen Long (right) attends an online forum on the awards on July 23.

"Many years including Vietnamese Talent Awards 2018 or 2005, we didn't give first prizes in IT fields if there were no outstanding products that can make a breakthrough or create a new trend in the field," he said.

“However, most of the winning products have been developed successfully at home or abroad."

Sharing the same opinion, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Dantri/Dtinews Newspaper and vice head organiser of the Vietnamese Talent Awards, Pham Tuan Anh, stressed that they always worked separately with the jury to ensure the contestants were treated fairly.

“The jury board rate the entries basing on their expertise and there's no pressure from choosing a first prize winner if no one is worth it," Anh said. "This has created a fair playing field for all contestants and at the same time enhanced the reputation of the Vietnamese Talent Awards."

Through 15 years, the Vietnamese Talent Awards have become a good environment for many Vietnamese startup companies to introduce their products.

Nguyen Ba Luan who won second prize in IT in Vietnamese Talent Awards 2018 with their Stringee product said that this was the second time they participated in the competition after the first time in 2014.

"The Vietnamese Talent Awards provided us so many opportunities," Luan said. "Our product has been introduced more by the media and been trusted more by our customers thanks to the awards' reputation."

Some other winning products have been used worldwide. One of them is the Money Lover, a personal finances management app which won first IT prize in 2014 has been nominated as the top 5 best app by Google in 2017. Monkey Junior which won first IT prize in 2016, also won the first prize for an education app at the Global Innovation through Science and Technology Competition 2016 in the US.

Dao Xuan Hoang, creator of Monkey Junior app which won first IT prize in 2016

The Vietnamese Talent Awards 2019 has just been launched and is open for entries until September 30.

Themed the power of digital transformation, the Vietnamese Talent Awards 2019 expects to gather smart apps which will contribute to the development of the digital economy.

The Vietnamese Talent Awards were launched in 2005 by the Vietnam Association of Promoting Education in coordination with Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), Vietnam Television (VTV) and Dan Tri online newspaper.

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