Global Art Vietnam in coordination with the Ministry of Education and Training on July 7 launched a painting contest, “My world – My future” for children aged 4-16.

The contest was designed for competitors in the country and abroad to express their wishes about the world in the future, to encourage their creative capacity and boost exchange with foreign friends.

A qualifying round will be held from Aug. 15 to Oct. 15 at schools and cities and provinces.

About 1,500 competitors will be selected to draw at the final round to be held in Ho Chi Minh City in November.

The contest had been held since 2004 in Malaysia , Thailand , Indonesia , China , Singapore and India , attracting thousands of competitors from 20 countries around the world./.