|Hồ Quang Lợi, vice chairman of Việt Nam Journalists’ Association speaks at a ceremony held in Hà Nội to mark the launch of a contest “Vietnamese Farmers’ Pride” for journalist works. — Photo dantri.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Farmers’ Association and Việt Nam Journalists’ Association on Monday launched a contest themed “Vietnamese Farmers’ Pride” for journalists.
The contest aims to raise awareness of the importance of agriculture, farmers and rural areas, said Hồ Quang Lợi, vice chairman of Việt Nam Journalists’ Association and head of the organising committee.
He said the contest would help improve the quality of information on the agricultural sector in the media.
The contest would encourage the journalists and press agencies to report on agricultural and rural areas and honour individuals and groups who have contributed to spreading information on the sector.
At the ceremony, Lều Vũ Điều, vice chairman of Việt Nam Farmers’ Association (VNFA), said the “Vietnamese Farmers’ Pride” contest for journalism is part of a writing contest entitled “Vietnamese Farmers’ Pride” which has been held annually since 2013.
Journalistic works entered in the contest need to be investigative reports or portray Vietnamese farmers or businessmen who have outstanding performance in production and be published between October 15, 2016 and August 15, 2017 – either in Nông Thôn Ngày Nay (Countryside Today) print newspaper or Dân Việt (Vietnamese People) online newspaper as well as national and local newspapers.
The country has 13 million farming households nationwide. Of these, 10,500 are members of Việt Nam Farmers’ Association. — VNS