HA NOI (VNS) — The National External Information Service Awards for 2014, held by the Party Central Committee's Commission for Publicity and Education and the Steering Committee for External Information Service, have begun preparations for the coming ceremony.
According to the organising board, the awards honour the best work in Vietnamese and foreign languages targeting overseas Vietnamese and foreign audiences.
Submissions, which must have been published or broadcast by authorised Vietnamese agencies or the foreign media between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014, are eligible for the awards.
Submitted articles, including press photos, can come from print and online newspapers or radio and television broadcasts. They should positively promote the image of the nation, its culture, history and its people as a nation of peace, stability, development, active international integration and great potential.
The submissions should also have provided in-depth information about the Party's positions and policies; its stance on regional and international issues; and countered fabricated or distorted information about Viet Nam, especially in recent coverage about the sovereignty of sea and islands, national borders, religion and human rights.
In particular, the board will look for articles that had informative value and were able to mobilise support, friendship and co-operation with foreigners and overseas Vietnamese.
The awards presentation ceremony will take place on May 19. The Vietnam News Agency will chair the competition.
Deadline for submissions is March 31.
For more information about the awards, please contact the jury at the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org. — VNS