The Hanoi handicraft product design contest aims to promote creative ideas in the field. (Illustrative image. Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
The Hanoi handicraft product design contest, launched in mid-April, aims to encourage individuals and organisations in the capital city to promote creative ideas in the field, heard a press conference held by the municipal Department of Industry and Trade on May 9.

The contestants’ designs are expected to help create new handicraft products with high economic, technical, and artistic values to compete with rivals in the Asian region such as China, India, and the Philippines, said the organising board.

According to Vuong Dinh Thanh, Deputy Director of the Hanoi Industrial Promotion and Development Consultancy Center, the contest will increase the number of prizes from 40 in 2018 to 75 this year for five groups of products. Each group will have one first prize, three second prizes, four third prizes, and seven consolation prizes.

The event is expected to draw new designs of 250-300 handicraft products.

According to Vuong Dang Hoa, Deputy Director of the Hanoi Industrial Promotion and Development Consultancy Center, Hanoi is leading the country in handicraft products. In 2018, the export turnover of this group reached 192 million USD. The industry generated jobs for nearly 1 million workers with the average annual income of about 55 million VND (2,365 USD) each.

Competing entries should be submitted to the centre at No.176 Quang Trung, Ha Dong, from April 15 to July 15, with the competing products to be sent from July 15 to August 15. –VNA