Polish embassy presents awards for “Wikipedia 2021” contest on Central European countries heritage hinh anh 1Polish Ambassador to Vietnam presents prizes to the winners of the 2nd Wikipedia Contest (Photo: congthuong.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Polish Embassy in Hanoi on June 29 held the award ceremony of the third Wikipedia contest under the theme “Heritages of Visegrad countries.”

The Visegrad Group (V4), which comprises four Central European countries: Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, was established in 1991. The countries not only share geopolitical similarities, but also many things in common in terms of history, culture and tradition.

Wikipedia is an annual contest hosted and organised by the Polish Embassy in Hanoi. It has received warm response from Vietnamese since its first year. The winner in the first contest was given a 7-day vacation to Poland.

This year, the embassy chose the theme "Heritage of the Visegrad Countries" for its Wikipedia contest to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Visegrad Group (1991-2021) and to mark the success of Poland's rotating Chairmanship of the Visegrad Group (V4). The contest ran from April 1 to June 15, attracting over 1500 entries from 140 contestants nationwide.

The organizing committee awarded one first prize, one second, one third and five consolation prizes to the winners.

Ho Chi Hung, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam-Poland Friendship Association said through the contest, Vietnamese people, especially the young generation, know more about the country, people, culture and heritage of Poland - a sincere friend of Vietnam for more than 70 years, as well as three other Central European countries: Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia, thus promoting the friendship between Vietnam and the countries./.