Drawing, writing contest for children to spread message of hope amid Covid-19

By Hope Foundation   August 10, 2021 | 02:00 am PT
One thousand works by children with cancer or suffering serious diseases will inspire frontline workers battling the Covid-19 pandemic.

Launched on Aug. 8, the "Vi mot Viet Nam tat thang" (For a triumphant Vietnam) contest is co-organized by "The Sun of Hope" (formerly The Sun) program, Hope Foundation, Foreign Trade University, and iOne.net.

At a national scale, the drawing and writing contest is for children of four to 16, who have had or are being treated for cancer or other serious diseases. Entries may reflect a pure, honest view of life or wishes and hopes for a brighter future.

The spirit of optimism and love of life conveyed by participants in their works will be a meaningful gift for the community, especially doctors and nurses on the Covid frontline. It also encourages Vietnamese to unite in the Covid-19 fight.

Gia Bao has beaten blood cancer after a period of treatment. Photo by: VTV.

Gia Bao beat blood cancer after a period of treatment. Photo by VTV.

Participants are free to express themselves in various formats including drawing, poetry, stories, comedy, letters or prose, with no limitation on the number of works and forms.

"Every adult was once a child, but not all children are fortunate enough to be able to look forward to a bright future, to grow up and realize their dreams. Let us listen to, empathize with and accompany them. That is the spirit and the mission that we want to convey through our art and writing contest 'For a triumphant Vietnam'," an organizer said.

Singer Ha Anh Tuan, a spokesman and ambassador of the contest, said: "These days, Vietnamese people are facing great challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. More than ever, we need powerful "stem cells" to recreate life energy. For me, children are the stem cells of society, especially children with cancer and incurable diseases. In them, we can see a desire to live more clearly than ever."

"Vi mot Viet Nam tat thang" (For a triumphant Vietnam) is sponsored by VTV and VnExpress.

Submissions will open from Aug. 8 to Sept. 10.

The contest offers a first prize of VND40,000,000 (including VND5,000,000 in cash) and many other prizes, with total value of over VND100 million.

Address for submissions:

Email: VietNamtatthang@ftu.edu.vn

Hotline: 0972 776 776

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