Winners of “For a Green Vietnam” video contest announced hinh anh 1Hoang Minh Thuy from Ho Chi Minh City wins the first prize of the video clip contest 'For a Green Vietnam' (Source: Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) Central Committee)

Hanoi (VNA) – Hoang Minh Thuy from Ho Chi Minh City surpassed nearly 1,700 entries to win the first prize of the video clip contest “For a Green Vietnam”, the organising board announced on October 27.

Thuy’s clip was made completely in English with a call for small changes and actions every day to protect the environment, such as using the stairs, limiting the use of personal vehicles, planting more green trees, and saving power and water.

The contest was co-organised by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) Central Committee, in collaboration with the French Development Agency (AFD) and TikTok Vietnam from July 6 to August 16, registering a total of 1,671 entries from across the country.

The participating video clips attracted more than 26.5 million views on the TikTok social media platform, with the most prominent entry having drawn over 1.3 million views, more than 4.5 million reach and approximately 243,000 interactions on Facebook.

Throughout the six weeks of the contest, the organising board presented 12 weekly awards worth 1 million VND (43 USD) each. The best one amongst these was then selected for the 10 million VND first prize,

Besides the first prize, two second prizes (5 million VND each) and three third prizes (3 million VND each) were awarded.

In addition, the contest also offered four consolation prizes, along with one for the entry which received the highest number of votes, and one “Creative” award, all worth 2 million VND each.

Nguyen Binh Minh, chief of the HCYU Central Committee Office and head of the organising committee, said that the entries put forward many innovative ideas to promote efforts to protect the environment as well as cope with climate change./.