Poster design contest for environmental protection launched hinh anh 1A photo relating to the contest's theme (Source:VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – A photo and poster design contest for environmental protection was launched in Hanoi on June 30.

The contest, organised by the Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), is open for children aged 10-15.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, VEA deputy head Hoang Van Thuc said the contest is aimed at improving the public’s awareness of protecting the environment through 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) measures.

The contest includes two categories, a photo creation themed “Open burning affects health and environment” and poster design themed “3R for a brighter future”.

There will be two first prizes worth 10 million VND (430 USD) each, four second prizes worth 5 million VND (215 USD) each, and three third prizes worth 3 million VND (130 USD) each.

The contest’s winners will have a chance to display their works at an exhibition to be held in Vienna, Austria.-VNA