Vinh Phuc: 14,000 Artworks Submitted to Vietnam – Japan Drawing Contest

On December 11th, the Union of Friendship Organizations of Vinh Phuc province organized the "I draw Japan - I draw Vietnam" drawing contest, where a total of 14,000 artworks were chosen to participate.


The drawing contest “I draw Japan – I draw Vietnam” is an activity on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries (1973-2023). The participants are Vietnamese and Japanese citizens aged 7-18, currently living, studying, and working in the province.

Award ceremony of the painting contest “I draw Japan – I draw Vietnam” in Vinh Phuc province. (Photo: Vinh Phuc Television)

According to Pham Hoang Anh, Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and chairman of the Union of Friendship Organizations of Vinh Phuc Province, the contest aims to educate morality and patriotism for teenagers and children of Vietnam and Japan. It also helps the young generation discover and encourage talents and creates an environment for Japanese and Vietnamese children and teenagers to interact with each other.

Besides, when expressing their understanding and imagination about their country through their works, citizens of both countries will better understand the history, culture, nature, and customs of Vietnam and Japan.

More than 14,000 works were submitted to the contest after more than a month of launching with topics such as history, culture, people, Japanese art, and Vietnam–Japan relations.

The Organizing Committee of the painting contest “I Draw Japan – I Draw Vietnam” awards the first prize winner. (Photo: Vinh Phuc Newspaper)

According to the jury’s assessment, the quality of this year’s entries is perfect. The contestants closely followed the theme, requirements, and criteria of the contest with creative, impressive works and spread meaningful messages. The works are presented with bright, cheerful colors and a rich worldview. This is a wonderful gift with deep meanings, expressing the love for Vietnam and Japan.

Contest entries are judged by the Organizing Committee based on 3 criteria: Content – The picture clearly shows the right theme and message (25 points); Artistic quality – Clear layout, vivid colors, and technical skills (55 points); Creativity – Ideas that show the creativity, innocence, and uniqueness of children (20 points).

The Organizing Committee selected 15 best works to award, including 1 first prize (a 3-day, 2-night trip to experience Japan in Fukuoka including two-way air tickets, accommodation costs), 2 second prizes (worth 3,000,000 VND/prize), 3 third prizes (worth 2,000,000 VND/prize), and 4 consolation prizes (worth 1,000,000 VND/prize).

Charlotte Pho