|The National Young Informatics Contest aims to contribute to the development of young talent for the IT field. — VNA/VNS Photo|
BÀ RỊA- VŨNG TÀU— The annual National Young Informatics Contest for students is being held at Lê Quý Đôn High School in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province from August 9-10.
The contest this year has 257 contestants in the first to 12 grades from a total of 51 cities and provinces.
The contest’s organisation committee has selected 30 of 106 innovative products to join the final.
The contest aims to contribute to the development of young talent for the field of information and technology.
According to the organisation committee, this year the contestant’s products are diverse with many good products and high applicability.
The quality of products is better than in the previous year, especially hardware.
In addition, the technologies used in the products vary, which reflects the adoption of the latest technologies by many students.
This year, the organisation committee added Scratch programming language so that contestants could create products for daily living, such as a smart trash bin, salt intrusion warning system, and products to support people with disabilities.
The National Young Informatics Contest, which began in 1995, was held by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education and Training, Ministry of Information and Communication and Việt Nam Association of Information and Technology. — VNS