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Online COVID-19 photo and painting contest opens

Update: August, 20/2020 - 17:59


Hotels light up in the central city of Đà Nẵng. A photo and painting contest on the fight against COVID-19 will go online. VNS Photo Lê Lâm

ĐÀ NẴNG — Đà Nẵng’s culture and sports department, in co-operation with the Đà Nẵng Literature and Arts Association, has launched an online photo and painting contest on the topic of COVID-19 prevention for Vietnamese and foreigners.

The department said the contest, entitled Đà Nẵng – on the COVID-19 frontline – will open for all photos and paintings on COVID-19 prevention activities in Đà Nẵng between July 25 and September 20.

A woman waits for barriers to be lifted at a locked down area in Đà Nẵng. Three hospitals and many living quarters were isolated to prevent COVID-19. VNS Photo Lê Lâm

The contest’s registration website ( officially opened from August 20 through September 20 for all entrants.

Each competitor can enter 30 photos or five paintings to the website.

A newborn baby is cared for by a nurse at a quarantine centre in Đà Nẵng. A pregnant COVID-19 patient gave a birth at the centre during treatment. The mother and the new baby were healthy. Photo courtesy of Đà Nẵng health department 

According to the organisers, two first prizes worth VNĐ10 million (US$434) each will be awarded, while four runners-up will take VNĐ8 million ($347) each. Three third prizes will offer VNĐ5 million ($260) each, and 10 encouragement prizes will get VNĐ3 million ($130).

Doctors visit a COVID-19 patient at a hospital in Đà Nẵng. All the best photos and paintings on COVID-19 activities will be displayed at an online exhibition. Photo courtesy of Đà Nẵng health department 

An online exhibition for award winners and the best photos and paintings will be held in late September.


A local photographer after taking a shot of chemical spraying at the COVID-19 hotspot in Đà Nẵng. VNS Photo Nguyễn Đông 

Đà Nẵng became an epicentre of the coronavirus (COVID-19) when the first patient was reported on July 25. — VNS

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