HA NOI (VNS) — A logo design contest for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum 2017 was launched yesterday in Ha Noi. Viet Nam will host this big event next year.
The contest is organised by the Fine Arts' Department of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. It is open to all professional and amateur Vietnamese painters.
Proposed logo designs must portray a modern and dynamic Viet Nam, determined to boost international integration. The logo must also represent the themes of the APEC forum 2017: dynamism, action, creation, shared vision, and moving towards the future.
Candidates may submit their logo designs to the jury until April 4, 2016. The first prize winner will receive VND30 million (US$1,400).
Hosting the 2017 APEC summit is a major focus of Vietnamese foreign affairs from now through 2020, highlighting Viet Nam's commitment to international integration and multi-lateral foreign policy, according to top Vietnamese diplomats.
Viet Nam joined APEC in 1998 and hosted the 2006 APEC forum. — VNS