As many as 32,115 students from 1,726 high schools nationwide have thus far participated the “Environmentally and Socially Responsible Tourism” quiz, as heard at a press conference held on April 10 in Hanoi.

The three-round competition, jointly held by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, Thanh nien (Young People) newspaper and the Saigon College of Art, Culture and Tourism, was launched on January 9.

It aims to encourage youth to explore environmentally and socially responsible tourism through the sustainable use of natural resources, cultural heritages and the national sea and island sovereignty.

Contestants can register online until April 30 at the websites of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism at www, Thanh nien newspaper at and Saigon College of Art, Culture and Tourism at

The first round of the competition poses 20 multiple-choice questions and an auxiliary query. The one hundred contestants with the highest points will enter the second round in May, during which they will have to answer 20 questions and write a 500-700 word essay related to the contest’s topic.

The top 20 respondents will compete in the final round broadcasted live from Ho Chi Minh City from June 8-15 for a total prize of 175 million VND (8,140 USD).

The top five contestants will also win a trans-Vietnam tour, and the top 100 participants from the first round will receive a full scholarship for a course at the Saigon College of Art, Culture and Tourism.-VNA