Vietnamese nationals win Talk! Talk! Korea prizes hinh anh 1Part of the webtoon winning art works by Pham Trinh Phuong Thanh at “Talk! Talk! Korea” contest. (Photo:

Pham Trinh Phuong Thanh, a Vietnamese national, has won the first prize of the webtoon or comics on web category at the “Talk! Talk! Korea” contest, the Korean Culture Centre in Hanoi said on August 26.

Her winning comic art work tells a story in which the main character journeys to the Republic of Korea through a hole in the garden.

Nguyen Thi Truc Ly came second for the postcard category with the work describing the country’s beauty in four seasons of the year through traditional dresses hanbok while Pham Minh Thang was announced the third place for the calligraphy category.

Other eight Vietnamese nationals also won fourth places at five different categories, including Photo, Webtoon, Postcard, Calligraphy and Video. It has made Vietnam one of the countries having high prizes at this year’s competition beside Indonesia and the United States.

The contest “Talk! Talk! Korea” has been organised annually since 2012 by the RoK Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Korean Culture and Information Service and KBS World, inviting foreign entries from all over the world.

A total of 15,911 entries from 143 countries were submitted to the contest this year which is themed “What comes to your mind when you think of Korea?”.-VNA