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Hanoi (VNA) – The 5th national press award on HIV/AIDS is inviting entries from across the country until the deadline on September 30.

This year’s award has been launched by the Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control under the Ministry of Health and the Vietnam Journalists’ Association (VJA) to promote effective models and works for HIV/AIDS prevention and raise public awareness on the issue.

Both Vietnamese nationals and foreigners living in Vietnam are eligible to participate in the competition.

Entries are preferable to reflect different aspects of HIV/AIDS prevention works in Vietnam, including the consultation and treatment provided to drug users and people at high risk, effective models for HIV/AIDS prevention at border and remote areas as well as for people from ethnic minority groups and those working in industrial parks, and health insurance for those living with HIV/AIDS.

They can be a single article or broadcast or a series of related articles or broadcasts as a unit published nationwide in print or on TV, radio or digital platforms from January 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.

Each single article must be no more than 2,500 words in length while a broadcast should be less than 60 minutes.

Poems, paintings, dramas and other fictitious works are not accepted.

The award will present four first prizes, eight second prizes, twelve third prizes and three for groups of writers.

The entries can be sent to the Vietnam Journalists’ Association at Floor 7, Lot E2, Duong Dinh Nghe St., Cau Giay Dist., Hanoi or the Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control at 135/3 Nui Truc St., Ba Dinh Dist., Hanoi.-VNA