Press contest launched on anti-tuberculosis efforts in Vietnam

Wednesday, 2018-03-14 16:01:53
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The contest aims to raise public awareness of tuberculosis. (Representational image)
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NDO – The National Anti-Tuberculosis Programme and the Vietnam National Lung Hospital have launched a press contest, with the theme of “Let’s join hands to terminate tuberculosis (TB) in Vietnam,” in response to World TB Day (March 24).

Through the competition, the organising committee would like to encourage and honour good people and good deeds, the silent sacrifice of doctors, active social activists, and pioneers in TB prevention and control, in addition to mobilising the whole of society to joint hands and resources towards the goal of ending TB in Vietnam in the near future.

The contest is open to anti-TB officials, physicians, patients, relatives of patients, caretakers of TB patients; journalists, correspondents, and editors from national press agencies; Vietnamese citizens and overseas Vietnamese living and working in and outside the country; and foreigners living and working in Vietnam.

The entries should be presented in the form of articles, or videos/reports that reflect many facets of the fight against TB. The organising committee encourages the entries to focus on the following contents: outstanding examples of overcoming difficulties in TB treatment; memories and lessons learnt from TB patients, their relatives, and caretakers; the outstanding efforts made by TB-related officials in raising public awareness on TB and reducing the stigma toward TB patients; community-based initiatives on effective TB prevention and control; and Vietnam’s achievements, difficulties, opportunities and challenges in TB prevention and control.

All articles submitted to the contest should not exceed 1,500 words in length and should be enclosed by a representational photo of good quality, while a series of articles should not exceed five episodes. The articles and photos can be either in soft copies, discs or hard copies.

Meanwhile, a video/report should be a maximum length of 10 minutes, enclosed by its title, comments and subtitles to reflect the content of the story. Contestants can send the files directly via email or upload the videos to the YouTube social network and send the link to the organising committee.

Entrants must take full responsibility for the authenticity of the contents of their submissions, as well as the issues of copyright and intellectual property. The deadline for submission is January 1, 2019.

The awards ceremony is scheduled to be held on March 24, 2019.