Eight Vietnamese children, who excelled in the national round of the
Mitsubishi Asian Children’s Enikki Festa painting contest, will have
their paintings sent to the final round of the competition in Japan.
The eight children, together with 14 B prize winners and five groups of
children that won the national round, were honoured at a ceremony in
Hanoi on March 9 organised by the Department of Fine Arts,
Photography and Exhibitions.
The competition received
892 entries, each comprising a set of five paintings, from across the
country, said painter Vi Kien Thanh, the department’s head, who is also
head of the contest’s organisation board.
The contest is
co-organised by the Mitsubishi Public Affairs Committee, the Asian
Pacific Federation of UNESCO Clubs and Associations and the National
Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan.
for Asian children only, the contest aims to provide an opportunity for
the children to depict their daily life and local culture in their
paintings, hence the name ‘Enikki’ in Japanese, which means picture
Participants in the contest are primary school children aged 6-12.-VNA