Miss University 2017 Pham Thi Thu Ha (Source: hoakhoisinhvien.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Miss University Vietnam 2018 contest was launched in Hanoi on August 29 for students aged 18-24 nationwide.

Contestants can register from now until November 2 through the website hoakhoisinhvien.vn or at 64 Ba Trieu street, Hanoi. The competition will run from September 15 to December 18.

According to Nguyen Kim Quy, Vice President of the Vietnam Youth Federation Central Committee - the organiser of the contest – this year, the beauty pageant has new features in both competition categories and awards.

An online poll will also open, while training and the activities of the contestants will be recorded and shared on social networks.

The first round will be held in 40 universities and 12 provinces and cities across the country. The semi-final will take place in Hanoi, central Da Nang city and Ho Chi Minh City, drawing the winners of previous years.

The finale will be held on December 16, 2018 in Da Nang city.

The contest offers total prize money of 500 million VND (21,500 USD). The winner will receive 200 million VND, while the runner-up will get 100 million VND, while the girl in third will win 50 million VND.

Along with the major prizes, the organising board will also choose the students with the most cheerful look, best appearance with “ao dai”, most friendly and most eloquent performance.

The top three contestants will be sent to the Youth for National Sea and Island Journey to visit Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago in 2019.

Miss University Vietnam was launched in 2014 and has been held annually since. -VNA