The annual Denmark In Your Eyes 2021 painting competition was launched on January 21 at Nguyen Sieu school (Cau Giay, Hanoi) with the theme of Green Living. This is the first of a series of activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Denmark.
|Paintings for the Denmark In Your Eyes 2021 competition can be submitted until April 1 |
"One of the absolute top priorities in our long-term cooperation with Vietnam is to support green growth and a green transition in Vietnam. This overarching aim has been fully reflected in our cooperation including in the annual Denmark In Your Eyes Competition. With the theme 'Green Living' this year, we would like to continue engaging Vietnamese children and youth in promoting a green and sustainable development. This competition will be a platform for the young generation to voice and share their thoughts, concerns, hopes, and ideas on how to nurture and protect our planet. It will, hopefully, also help inspire other people on how we can together make our planet a prosperous and sustainable home for the well-being of all, through what could be daily simple and humble deeds," said Louise Holmsgaard, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Denmark.
This year’s competition is open to all Vietnamese students, from both primary and secondary schools. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2021. The winners will be announced and awarded at a ceremony in May 2021.
The Denmark In Your Eyes 2021 painting competition is co-hosted by the Embassy of Denmark and the Vietnam-Denmark Friendship Association (VIDAFA) with assistance from the Ministry of Education and Training, Kim Dong Publishing House, as well as Thieu Nien and Nhi Dong newspapers. JYSK, a Danish furniture retail chain, is the main sponsor, while LEGO Vietnam is also a valued supporter of this competition.
The first Denmark In Your Eyes competition, co-hosted by the Embassy of Denmark and the Vietnam – Denmark Friendship Association (VIDAFA) took place in 2016 during the celebration of the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Denmark. The competition has since been organised on an annual basis – every year with a new theme, but always with a strong focus on the environment and the green agenda.
The special prize-winner will be awarded with a camera and a set of LEGO toys. The first, second, an third prize winners will be awarded with LEGO toys. In addition, there are 50 encouragement prizes for individuals and two groups will receive the organisers’ awards.