HÀ NỘI – The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in co-operation with the Việt Nam Musicians’ Association have launched a song writing contest to create a theme song for Vietnamese businessmen.
The contest is open to all amateur and professional Vietnamese composers of all ages and from all walks of life, who reside in and outside the country.
Composer Nguyễn Đức Trịnh, chairman of the association, will act as head of the jury.
The entries should express patriotism, nationalism, the will and desire to rise, praise the morals and culture of Vietnamese businessmen, and help spread morality and culture among a new generation of businessmen.
The songs should be associated with the nation’s development periods, aiming to build a strong business community, and a wealthy and prosperous nation.
|Composer Đỗ Hồng Quân speaks at the contest launching ceremony in Hà Nội on Thursday. VNS Photo Lê Hương
The first prize is VNĐ200 million in cash (US$8,400), while second prize is VNĐ50 million, third prize is VNĐ20 million, and five encouragement prizes will be VNĐ10 million each. The award ceremony will be held on October 13, 2023, the Vietnamese Businessmen’s Day.
The entries should be sent to the organisers between March 17 and July 31, 2023.
Phạm Tấn Công, President of VCCI, said the contest aims to choose a common song for Việt Nam’s businessmen and enterprises to encourage their spirit and build up cultural identity for the community in the process of making the country a developed and prosperous country.
Composer Đỗ Hồng Quân, President of the Việt Nam Union of Literature & Arts Associations, highly appreciated the contest’s significance. He called for the participantion of all amateur and professional composers throughout the country.
"We have had songs that caught the breath of people, including the most popular songs like Tiến Quân Ca (Marching Song) by Văn Cao and Giải Phóng Điện Biên (Liberating Điện Biên) by Đỗ Nhuận. The national spirit has been the guideline for composers in their creativity,” he said.
Information about the contest will be published on the websites of VCCI, the association and other media channels.
The winning song will be heard in all ceremonies and events hosted by the community of Vietnamese businessmen and enterprises. VNS