Sketching contest of Temple of Literature attracts Hanoi students

The Hanoitimes - The contest is aimed at encouraging the city’s students to delve into the history the Temple of Literature, a cultural heritage of the capital city.


Students from art and architecture universities in Hanoi will have the opportunity to show their talents through the pencil sketching contest about the Temple of Literature’s scenery and artifacts.

 The contest is taking place at the Temple of Literature. Photo: Kinh te & Do thi

Hanoi is currently one of 246 cities in the world participating in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. The contest with the theme “Sketching the Temple of Literature” is one of the many activities to realize Hanoi’s commitments when joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, contributing to conservation and promotion of the relics’ values, and encourage the city’s students to understand more about the temple and other cultural heritages of the capital city.

The contest is held by the Center for Scientific and Culture Activities of Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam and the National University of Civil Engineering. It aims at turning the temple into a creative space with many meaningful, attractive and friendly cultural activities, said Mr. Le Xuan Kieu, Director of the relics’ Center for Scientific and Cultural Activities.

The participants of the contest are students from the National University of Civil Engineering, Hanoi Architectural University, Vietnam University of Fine Arts and Hanoi Open University. They will make pencil drawings of the temple’s architecture, its artifacts and scenery.

Outstanding works will be displayed and honored at the Temple of Literature in mid-January 2021. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of VND10 million (US$432). There will be two second-place, three third-place and five consolation prizes.