A conference was held to announce the launch of the Vietnamese Talent Awards 2016 in Hanoi. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
- The Vietnamese Talent Awards 2016 were recently launched in Hanoi with theme of "For the quality of life".

The awards' organisation board hopes to find and honour people who make breakthroughs in information technology (IT) products whose applications will enhance the quality of life and resolve hot issues in traffic safety and food safety, among others.

Awards are based on both scientific and practical value and the contestants can compete for the first prize worth 100 million VND (4,464 USD), a second prize of 50 million VND (2,232 USD) and a third prize worth 30 million VND (1,339 USD).

The annual award, organised by VNPT Group, Vietnam Television (VTV) and the Dan Tri online newspaper, has significant influence on IT research and development.

They can send their entries to the organisation board till September 30. The award ceremony will be held in Ha noi and broadcast live on VTV in November.-VNA