A fine art contest was launched on May 20 to encourage Vietnamese and Australian students to express their feeling about their homelands, and the solidarity between the two countries.

The three-month event is jointly organised by the capital city of Hanoi and the Australian Embassy in Vietnam, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam-Australia diplomatic ties.

The contest offers a playing field for children from 6 to 16 years old in both countries, who can express their ideas in paintings, sculptures or even 3D images.-VNA