The awards were launched three months ago by the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in coordination with the Vietnam Culture and Arts Exhibition Centre.

The organising board presented 39 individual prizes and 10 collectives prizes for the most outstanding entries, which feature various topics including the land of Vietnam; children’s love for Uncle Ho and their family; environmental protection; COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control; and their wish for a peaceful and happy world.

The entries will be introduced to the public at an online exhibition at and from September 20 to December 31.

At the same time, the organising board also launched an online display themed ‘the Mid-autumn festival through eyes of children’ at the two websites to celebrate the full-moon festival.

The display will introduce the children to photos and documents on the origin and meaning of the full-moon festival as well as how Hanoians celebrated the festival in the 20th century.

Visitors can also explore the traditional toys of the mid-autumn festival such as star-shaped lanterns, wooden drums, and paper masks as well as full-moon festival celebrations in some other Asian countries such as Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and China.