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40th UPU letter writing contest gets underway

In Uncategorized on October 16, 2010 at 6:24 pm

40th UPU letter writing contest gets underway

QĐND – Saturday, October 16, 2010, 20:49 (GMT+7)

A ceremony was held in the central city of Da Nang on October 15 to mark the 136th World Post Day and to launch the 2011 Universal Postal Union (UPU) International Letter Writing Contest.

The annual contest for children up to 15 years old, hosted by the UPU, aims to develop children’s creative writing skills and help to strengthen friendship amongst nations, whilst giving young people an understanding of the postal sectors role in social development.

The 40th contest has the theme, “Imagine you are a tree in a forest, then write a letter explaining why it is important to protect forests” in response to the 2011 International Year of Forest.

The contest has been held in Vietnam 21 times since 1987, with eight school children winning international prizes, including a first prize awarded to Ho Thi Hieu Hien from the Tay Son Secondary School in Da Nang’s Hai Chau district at the 39th competition in 2010 and a second prize pocketed by Nguyen Dac Xuan Thao, from the Nguyen Hue Secondary School also in Hai Chau district at the 38th competition in 2009.

It is jointly organised by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC), the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMCYU) and the Vietnam Post and Telecommunication Group (VNPT), the pioneer newspaper and other ministries and branches.

At the ceremony, Ho Thi Hieu Hien, who won first prize winner at the 39th contest received a certificate of merit and awards from the UPU, MoET, the Health Ministry and the HCMCYU.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Writing competition to highlight law-abiding behavior launched

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 at 4:35 am

A writing competition about obeying the law has been launched by the Viet Nam Education Publishing House, the Department of Legislation, and the Department of Education.

Contestants will submit stories that highlight law-abiding behavior. The competition is for Vietnamese people living in and out the country of all ages.

Submissions must be less than 700 words.

Contestants may submit a maximum ten stories. The first prize is VND 10 million, and second prize is VND 7 million.

Entries must arrive at 81 Tran Hung Dao, Hanoi’s district Hoan Kiem no later than September, 2011. Winning stories will be published in education magazines and citizenship textbooks.

Source: SGGP

HIV/AIDS writing contest launched

In Uncategorized on May 31, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Vietnam’s Journalists Association and the Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control have launched a competition called “Press prize on HIV/AIDS”.

This is the second competition of its kind. Each contestant must submit a media report including articles, interviews, investigative articles, reviews, or commentaries written by them and published between January 1, 2009 and September 30, 2010. No entry from any previous contest can be used.

The content of articles must mention HIV/AIDS prevention duties in the country, anti-discrimination against infected persons and praise HIV sufferers who overcame the dangerous illness to become useful members of society.

Entries must arrive at Vietnam’s Journalists Association at 59 Ly Thai To Street, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi no later than September 30, 2010.

The organizers announced they would give awards for individual and collective entries. For individuals, there are three top prizes of VND5 million cash each, and there are 27 other prizes as well.

Source: SGGP

National HIV/AIDS writing competition launched

In Uncategorized on May 29, 2010 at 5:15 pm

National HIV/AIDS writing competition launched

QĐND – Saturday, May 29, 2010, 20:52 (GMT+7)

The second competition for HIV/AIDS stories for the Vietnamese press was launched in Hanoi on May 29 by the Vietnam Journalists’ Association.

The contest aims to encourage Vietnamese journalists to write about the HIV/AIDS situation in Vietnam and other countries around the world, prevent discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS, and highlight inspirational examples of HIV/AIDS patients who overcome their pain and disease to integrate into the community.

All stories broadcast on mass media or printed in newspapers from January 1, 2009 to September 2010 are eligible to compete in the event.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Vietnam wins second prize in UPU writing contest

In Vietnam Society on October 2, 2009 at 10:07 am

A Vietnamese schoolgirl, 13-year-old Nguyen Dac Xuan Thao, won the second prize in the UPU letter writing competition this year,  following a schoolgirl from the Czech Republic.

Nguyen Dac Xuan Thao (L) and her teacher

The jury agreed that “centered on her father’s working accident, her composition was a fine example to readers all around the world.” To quote her letter: “Unless they can guarantee safety, factories cannot obtain a production permit… This is intended to reduce the number of accidents at the workplace and to help realize the dream of better working conditions for all.”

This is a “beautifully structured letter, added the jury.

Nguyen Dac Xuan Thao wrote a letter to President Nguyen Minh Triet and her letter won the first prize in Vietnam and then translated into French to take part in the international competition.

“The letter is very humanistic”, the Vietnamese jury remarked.

The letter was also said creative because Xuan Thao imagined she was a little daughter whose father became disabled after a labor accident. The daughter told her story, hope and her father’s accident to the President. In the letter,  Xuan Thao also reflected how bad labor conditions would affect on workers’ life and their relatives.

Appreciating the first winner letter by Czech schoolgirl Dominika Koflerová, the judges said that Dominika took an original approach but she also clearly explained how rich countries can help to improve working conditions by consuming fair-trade goods”.

“Her understanding of the issue came over well in her letter. Whenever we eat a chocolate bar in the future we shall think of the prize winner’s letter,” added the judges.

In her letter, Dominika wrote: “The chocolate I had just been eating was no ordinary chocolate. The Zambian producer who made it received enough money to give him and his family a decent living”

 Almost 60 countries and more than 2 million children took part in the competition – the 38th – on the theme: “How decent working conditions can lead to a better life”. The theme had been chosen jointly with the International Labour Organization, which launched a wide-ranging campaign on decent work last year.

Source: SGGP

SGGP gives away awards for “Portrait of Contemporaries” writing contest

In Vietnam Culture on September 15, 2009 at 5:15 pm

Awards were given away to the winners of a writing contest titled “Portrait of Contemporaries” at a ceremony held at the Sai Gon Giai Phong office in Ho Chi Minh City on September 14.

SGGP Editor-in-Chief Tran The Tuyen (L) and the vice president of the Vietnamese Writers’ Association, Le Van Thao (R), present the first prize to the winner of the “Portrait of Contemporaries” writing contest, To Hoang, on September 14 (Photo: SGGP)

The first prize, worth VND15 million (about US$830), went to To Hoang for his “Four extraordinary things in a soldier’s family.”

In his work, Mr. Hoang highlights the life and career of Colonel Le Ba Uoc, the head of Regiment 10 based in Sac forest during the war.

Many of his resounding successes on the battlefield have become the stuff of legend and been featured in many literary works, drama, and films.

Ham Chau and Nguyen Huu Quy won the second prize of VND10 million respectively for “Living far away from the homeland” and “After sleepless nights.”

Three third prizes worth VND8 million each and five consolation prizes worth VND5 million were also presented.

The contest, which opened in May 2008, was organized jointly by Sai Gon Giai Phong and the Vietnamese Writers’ Association.

Speaking at the event, Tran The Tuyen, the newspaper’s editor-in-chief, a poet, and the chairman of the board of examiners, said: “The characters in the winning works are depicted in a practical, lively, and attractive manner, and the works have a positive effect on readers. This is the biggest success of the contest.”

Mr. Tuyen expressed sincere thanks to all writers who took part in the contest, and said all comments on the contest would be considered so that it could be organized better in future.

Some of the winning works would be complied into a book for publication, he said.

The winner of the top prize, Mr. Hoang, said: “As we know, there have been many chronicles in which the characters are described in a way that place more emphasis on war-related issues than family-related ones. But, just like ordinary people, heroes need to have a family as moral support for them to achieve successes in their career.”

Source: SGGP

Russia to consider writing off debt for Cambodia

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2008 at 2:32 pm

Phnom Penh (VNA) – Russia has agreed in principle to write off 70 percent of a 1.52-billion USD debt incurred by Cambodia during the 1970-1980 period.

This announcement was made during a visit to Cambodia from November 3-6 by a Russian Duma delegation led by its Vice President Valery A. Yazev.

While in Cambodia, President Yazev met with Cambodian Senate President Chea Sim, and National Assembly President Heng Samrin.

During those meetings, the Russian delegate expressed hopes that relations in legislation between the two countries would be strengthened, giving impetus to the development of bilateral ties. The two sides also discussed a series of issues of mutual concern including cultural exchanges, trade, investment, energy and nuclear power.-