Seventy-four top entries from the 6th Nationwide Creative Competition for Youth and Children will be displayed at the 7th International Exhibition for Young Inventors (IEYI) on Dec. 16-18.

The announcement was made by the Vietnam Fund for Supporting Technological Creations (Vifotec) in Hanoi on Dec. 13.

Dr. Kim Chi, representing the creative competition’s jury, said the majority of entries this year focused on three main areas ­ – toys and entertainment facilities, environmental protection and economic development.

Top designs put safety as a priority or were mechanised and automated children’s toys, she said.

Vifotec’s director Le Duy Tien said IEYI, the first of its kind in Vietnam , aimed to promote creativity and allow Vietnamese children and youth to engage with international friends.

Young inventors, aged between 6 to 19, will present their inventions in 200 booths, focusing on five areas of learning aids, software, children’s toys, environmental protection and energy-saving measures, he said.

The event was expected to attract the participation of 400 inventors from 40 countries and organisations worldwide./.