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“Denmark in Your Eyes” painting competition opens for entry

The painting competition “Denmark in Your Eyes” was launched in Hanoi on September 14 as part of activities to celebrate the 47th anniversary of the Vietnam-Denmark diplomatic relations (1971).

Themed “Green Dreams” this year, the competition is inviting entries from elementary students across the country who want to share stories about environmental protection with colourful and creative expression.

Danish Deputy Ambassador Louise Holmsgaard said she looks forward to seeing the environmental issues presented through the eyes of children, with the works drawn from the children’s hearts raising public awareness of global environmental issues.

Entries must be sent to the Vietnam-Denmark Friendship Association (VIDAFA)’s office on the 7th floor of 105A Quan Thanh Street, Ba Dinh, Hanoi no later than October 5, 2018.

The award ceremony will take place at the end of the year.

The annual “Denmark in Your Eyes Competition” was first held by the Embassy of Denmark and VIDAFA in 2016 to mark the 45th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties.

Last year, the contest attracted the participation of 800 school children with prizes awarded to 63 entries. Do Khanh Linh, a third grader at Le Van Tam Primary School in Thanh Hoa, won the top prize and was awarded a Canon camera and Lego set.