A painting by 14 year-old Đỗ Hoài Thu
HÀ NỘI - A 14-day drawing contest for children is being held by House of Art to express gratitude to health workers, soldiers and policemen fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
The contest entitled Những Người Ở Tuyến Đầu (People on the Frontline) was launched on April 1 for children in Hà Nội aged from 6 to 15.
A painting by 7 year-old Nguyễn Ngọc Bảo Hân from Sài Đồng Primary School.
"When I read articles about COVID-19, I saw the hard work of health workers," said artist Nguyễn Thu Huyền, founder of House of Art.
"It reminded me of my old days in the hospital for a long time. I was saved by the doctors. So I hope the contest will be meaningful to encourage and support the health workers who are working hard day and night with their enthusiastic hearts.
"This is a way to help children to get to know and raise their awareness about COVID-19."
A painting by 9 year-old Nguyễn Hoài Anh.
The contest has received many drawings after just a few days of launching.
The strokes are innocent sometimes scrawled but clearly show the message and affection the children want to convey, Huyền said.
A painting by 6 year-old Đoàn Thảo Nhi
As well as drawings, the contest organisers want to encourage children to make artworks using various materials and in various media formats.
The prizes will be cash and a free drawing course at House of Art. The best drawings will be shown at an exhibition at Exhbition House, 93 Đinh Tiên Hoàng in August.
Drawings can be sent via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact telephone number 0982562769 for more details.
Artist Huyền graduated from the Hà Nội Industrial Fine Arts University. She currently works as a lecturer in fashion design at a university in Hà Nội. She had her first solo exhibition in 2018 in Hà Nội. - VNS
A painting by 9 year-old Tâm An from International Wellspring School. Photos courtesy of House of Art.