Talented kids are being encouraged to show their artistic ability at a contest launched in Hanoi on June 15.

The contest is being held by the Vietnam Television Corporation (VTC)'s Kids & Family Channel and Young Hit Young Beat Academy.

Casting will take place in HCM City, Da Nang and Hanoi from June 20 to July 5 for kids aged from 4 to 15 who have talent for for singing, dancing and music. The final round will be held on December 18 in Hanoi with four finalists.

The jurors will include famous singer My Linh, producer Huy Tuan and MC Thanh Trung.

"We will support the kids and help them pursue their dreams. It is different from many other reality television shows," said My Linh.

The total prize fund is 500 million VND (23,800 USD).-VNA