Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Hundreds of primary students took part in a painting contest launch ceremony at the Western Hanoi School on September 14.
Denmark in Your Eyes, an annual painting contest for Vietnamese school children, is co-hosted by the Danish Embassy in Việt Nam and the Việt Nam – Denmark Friendship Association (VIDAFA) with support from Kim Đồng Publishing House, Nhi Đồng Newspaper and My Kingdom – Lego Vietnam.
This year, the theme is Green Dreams to encourage young participants to share their messages and visions for current environmental issues via colourful and imaginative drawings.
“The aim of the contest is to enable children to portray environmental issues as seen through their young eyes, reflecting their unique sensitivity as issues are perceived by children as they expressed," said Louise Holmsgaard, the Danish Embassy’s Deputy Head of Mission at the contest launching ceremony.
"It is our sincere hope that the contest will bring many adults to experience how global environmental issues are perceived by children as they express their feelings through art. Denmark is globally well-known and respected as a green nation, and we wish to strengthen our co-operation with Việt Nam further within the green area and to help raise public awareness on the importance of a green and cleaner world,” she said.
The contest was first launched in 2016 on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Việt Nam and Denmark by the Danish embassy and VIDAFA.
Since then, Denmark in Your Eyes has become an annual competition for children, with a different theme every year.
"Our students are excited to participate in the painting contest," said Nguyễn Thị Thùy Dung, art teacher at the Western Hanoi School. "Although we have two painting contests each year for our students, Denmark in Your Eyes is also meaningful for them. It is a chance for the students to get to know more about the culture of a foreign country."
The contest is open to all Vietnamese primary school-children. Entries should be made on A3-size art paper. Any medium, including pastel, oil pastels, pen, pencil, charcoal, acrylics, watercolor, oils and mixed media can be used.
There are no limits on the number of entries per participant and every child is welcomed to submit as many paintings that depicting their green dreams as they wish.
All entries should be sent to VIDAFA’s office located on the 7th floor, 105A Quán Thánh Street, Ba Đình, Hà Nội no later than October 5th , 2018. All paintings should be accompanied with the children’s name, age, school, class, email, phone number and full mailing address of either the parents or the school. Please make sure the envelope is clearly labeled with Denmark in Your Eyes 2018.
The contest’s award ceremony will be held by the end of this year. A special prize winner will be awarded with a camera and a set of LEGO toys. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners will be awarded with LEGO toys. In addition, there are also 50 consolation prizes and two groups will receive the organizers’ awards. — VNS