(Illustrative photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – An eloquent contest launched in Hanoi on November 27 has enabled children to speak up for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Eligible candidates must be aged from seven to 17 and currently living in Vietnam. The contest is open to all nationalities.

To express knowledge, opinions on and contributions to the convention’s implementation, contestants prepare an under-five-minute presentation and submit it to the official website: www.hungbien.treem.gov as part of their registration.

The entry must not enter any other competitions before. Registration will be open from December 12 to January 1, 2016.

The first selecting round will take place from January 1 – 5, 2016, with winning submissions posted on the web page for public voting. These entries will be further examined from January 6 – 31 based on a range of criteria, such as contents, eloquence, creativeness, as well as sound and image quality.

Finalists will have chances to win a special prize – a tour to Thailand for two people worth 15 million VND (667,199 USD). There are one first prize valued at 5 million VND (222 USD), one second prize at 3 million VND (133 USD) and two third at 2 million VND (88.9 USD) each.

Public comments will also be assessed for awards worth up to 2 million VND.

A ceremony announcing and awarding winners is scheduled for February.-VNA