Winners of photo contest on actions for climate change honoured

Thursday, 2019-10-03 17:21:17
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Members of the youth union of Nghia Binh commune, Tan Ky district, Nghe An province receive the contest's first prize (Photo: NDO)
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NDO – An awards ceremony for a photo contest on encouraging the youth to take action on climate change was held in Hanoi on October 3.

The first prize worth VND10 million went to members of the youth union of Nghia Binh commune, Tan Ky district, Nghe An province for their photo featuring an effort made by local youth to stop a forest fire.

One second, three third and five consolation prizes worth VND24 million in total were also presented to other outstanding entries.

The contest was launched from July 22 to August 25 by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, the EU Delegation to Vietnam, the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Embassy of France.

The contest aimed to encourage creativity, initiative and practical action among young people and the community to cope with climate change, which is one of the most pressing problems facing our planet.

The contest received 125 entries sent by members of youth unions in cities and provinces nationwide, featuring their ideas and solutions to cope with climate change. Most of the entrants are high school and university students, employees at State-run businesses and administrative agencies.

The contest’ official Facebook account at attracted 2 million viewers, including 126,000 views, shares and comments.