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Beauty contest for journalists spreads message of environmental protection

A contest to honour the beauty and talent of female journalists and MCs has been announced in Hanoi.

The Press Green Beauty 2019 pageant is organised by the Vietnam Television (VTV), Vietnam News Agency (VNA), and Voice of Vietnam (VOV) to mark Vietnamese Women’s Day (October 20).

“The beauty contest will tighten solidarity among media agencies and inspire creativity in the workplace,” said journalist Vu Thi Thanh Tam from VOV, member of the organising board. “The theme for this year’s event is environmental protection and the role and actions of journalists in environment protection.”

“This is a meaningful cultural activity to honour the role and capacity of female journalists in tackling urgent problems of society,” Tam said.

The contest was launched on October 1 and the judges have selected 36 finalists. Each submitted a video about environmental protection, particularly dealing with plastic waste. The producers of the best video will win the title Miss Environment.

The contestants will also compete in ao dai (traditional long dress), evening gown, and Q&A segments.

Apart from the top prize for Miss Press Green Beauty including a crown and 1,700 USD in cash, there are some prizes for Miss Ao Dai, Miss Talent and Miss Audience’s Choice.

The final round and awards ceremony will take place on October 19 at the VTV. Various artists will perform at the programme including singers Dong Hung and Thu Thuy.

The judges includes People’s Artist Le Khanh, designer Duc Hung and first runner-up of Miss Vietnam 2012 Duong Tu Anh.