The contest “Designed by Vietnam” ran from mid-July to the end of August and received 183 designs. After careful consideration, the jury selected the top 30 designs for the finals, including 25 in five main areas and five souvenir products representing the Temple of Literature.

The first prize was awarded to the design called “N.A.M” by Vu Ta Linh from Hanoi. Additionally, there were second, third, consolation, and minor prizes presented to other exceptional works.

In the category of souvenir products representing the Temple of Literature, the first prize was given to the product named “Khu hoi” (“Round-trip”) by Luu Nhu Ngoc from Ho Chi Minh City.

The product “Khu hoi” by Luu Nhu Ngoc

The 2021 Vietnam Design Week, with the theme “Awakening Traditions,” took place from November 27 to December 3. The event aimed to promote a shift in mindset towards the exploration and revitalization of traditional values, as well as to encourage sustainable design trends.

The program was organized jointly by the Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Hanoi Municipal Department of Culture and Sports, and the Centre for Cultural and Scientific Activities of the Temple of Literature, along with numerous partners and sponsors.