At the launching ceremony (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City on December 18 launched the Creative Awards 2019, aiming to honour collectives and individuals with outstanding research works, innovative solutions, products and services for the development of the city.

Addressing the launching ceremony, Chairman of the committee Nguyen Thanh Phong said that the dynamism and creativity of locals are the largest resources deciding the growth of the city.

Although the city has conducted many creative campaigns targeting different groups, the potential of locals, many of whom are intellectuals, scientists and experts, in innovative research and creativity is still huge and remains untapped, he said.

Phong said that the Ho Chi Minh City Creative Awards is expected to help promote locals’ creativity, making it a social trend.

In the new period, Ho Chi Minh City is pursuing sustainable economic development to have the knowledge-based economy and green growth based on science, technology, innovation and startup, stated the city leader.

The organising board will present 70 awards to winners in seven categories, including innovative research; art; administrative reform; communications; studying and following President Ho Chi Minh’s moral example; startup; and new national and international-level scientific researches.

The first prize is worth 100 million VND (4,300 USD), the second prize’s value is 80 million VND (3,440 USD) and the third prize, 60 million VND (2,580 USD).

Entries can be submitted from now until January 30, 2019.

The municipal People’s Committee will present awards to the winners from April 16-30, 2019.-VNA