ASEAN members to take part in eco photo quest

Viet Nam's Ministry of Information and Communications launched a media competition yesterday based on environmental protection and climate change within the ASEAN community. Organisations and individuals from ASEAN countries are invited to submit photos, reports and documentary films on the subject to the ministry before October 31. According to Deputy Minister Do Quy Doan, the competition aims to build a clean and green ASEAN with a stable mechanism for environmental protection and the … [Read more...]

Art contest fetes Canada-VN links

A visual arts competition based on the novel Life of Pi by Canadian author Yann Martel will be held in Viet Nam to mark the Word Book Day. HCM CITY (VNS)— The Canadian embassy and Nha Nam Culture and Communication JSC announced yesterday that the competition is open to people aged 15 to 25 years, who, after reading the book or watching the film based on it, visually express its central messages or themes. The visual arts may include, but is not limited to, drawings, paintings, … [Read more...]

Da Nang hopes pictures will tell a thousand words for tourists

DA NANG ( VNS )– The central city of Da Nang will host a photography contest from January 27 to April 14, according to deputy director of the city's culture, sport and tourism department, Tran Chi Cuong. "Vietnamese photographers from across the nation are encouraged to send over photos, in colour or black and white, which show the beauty of Da Nang city," Cuong said. "The contest aims to promote tourism in the city before the start of the annual Da Nang International Fireworks Competition … [Read more...]

South East Asian Festival 2010 kicks off

The Ho Chi Minh Union of Friendship Organisations opened the South East Asian Festival 2010 on June 25, commemorating 15 years of Vietnam's participation in ASEAN and its role as ASEAN chair this year. The event attracted over 1,000 students from Vietnam and other ASEAN countries who are studying at colleges and universities in HCM City. Taking "Integration and Development" as its theme, the Festival features cultural exchanges, fashion shows and booths displaying-through photos, paintings and … [Read more...]