HA NOI (VNS)— A Danish embassy-sponsored project to promote literature for Vietnamese children completed its first phase with an award ceremony on Wednesday.
Con Ma Da Sau Vuon (Water Ghost Behind The Garden) by Nguyen Ngoc Hoai Nam won the top prize and Trang Vam Cop (Vam Cop Moon) by Kao Son took the second prize in the topic "Vuot Qua So Hai"(Overcome the Fear) in a writing contest for the 2012-13 period.
For the "Le Hoi Que Em" (Festivals in My Hometown) topic, there was no first prize. The second prize was awarded to Chiec Rang Sau Cua Anak (A Decayed Tooth of Anak) by Duy Tu and Chiec Den Cua Tho (A Lamp of Rabbit) by Khoa Le.
All the winning stories and other works that qualified for the final round will be published, and are to be considered as a Christmas gift for readers across the country.
A writing contest for the 2013-15 period was also announced with two themes: Go Cua Trai Tim (Knocking At The Heart's Door) in the short-story category, and Ngay Toi Gap... (The Day When I Met…) in the picture-story category. — VNS