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Film making contest held for traffic safety

Update: August, 23/2019 - 15:13
Winners claim their prizes at the 9th national film making contest in 2017. Photo csgt.vn

HÀ NỘI — A film making contest about traffic safety with the theme ‘Drinking Alcohol – Not Driving’ has been launched in Hà Nội recently.

The nationwide contest is held by the National Traffic Safety Committee in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Security and Toyota Vietnam Company.

This is the 10th contest to be launched to promote government policies on ensuring traffic order and safety.

It also improves knowledge and awareness of drivers to voluntarily abide by the law on traffic safety and order and form good habits when in traffic to curb accidents and congestion.

The contest is open to anyone currently living and working in Việt Nam. The entries include three categories reportage, science and education, and short clips expressing the theme ‘Drinking Alcohol - Not Driving’.

The contest was launched in 1996 biennially with different themes.

“Hopefully, the contest will be closer to the community, attracting many entries from both professional and amateur filmmakers,” said Khuất Việt Hùng, deputy head of National Traffic Safety Committee and head of the contest organisation board.

The works which have been aired on national and local TV stations will be given priority.

The contest organisation board will accept entries from August 25 to November 30.

The winner in each category will receive a cash prize of VNĐ15 million (US$635). Two second prizes worth VNĐ10 million and three third prizes worth VNĐ8 million will be awarded to the filmmakers.

Plus, the organisation board will also give VNĐ5 million for the best director, best scriptwriter and best cameraman in each category.

The award ceremony will be held in December in Hà Nội and will be aired live on Việt Nam National Television.

Last time, the first prize went to SOS 117; Late Regret and Smart Helmet. — VNS

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