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May 21, 2023 / 15:40

Vietnamese heritage painting competition launched

The competition aims to celebrate Vietnam's tangible and intangible heritage.

The opening ceremony of the painting competition entitled "Vietnamese Heritage in Fine Arts" was held on May 18, highlighting the importance of preserving cultural heritage and natural values.

The lacquer painting titled "The Scenery of Thay Pagoda" by Pham Hau (1903- 1995)

Participants in the contest have a chance to win a special prize worth VND100 million or nearly US$4,400, according to the Cultural Heritage Association of Vietnam.

The contest offers 17 with a total value of VND960 million (US$40,500), including the US$4,400 grand prize.

To Van Dong, Vice President of the Cultural Heritage Association of Vietnam (CHAV), said the event organizer calls for the participation of young local artists and art lovers who can depict the beauty and value of Vietnam's heritage through artworks.

"The contest aims to praise the value of heritage and spread the love for national heritage among Vietnamese youth. This will encourage them to foster the protection and preservation of heritage," he said.

Entries to the contest could be in the painter's choice of materials and genres with the themes of tangible and intangible heritages and beautiful landscapes.

Submissions should be sent to the organizers by email to by October 30, while the results will be announced in November 2023.

The organizer will select 100 best artworks for an exhibition at the Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi to celebrate Vietnam's National Heritage Day on November 23.

In addition, the winning artworks will be widely used in publications, media, and social networks at home and abroad to promote the values of Vietnam's cultural heritage as well as Vietnam's tourism.