Ambassador Thai Xuan Dung presents the special prize to winner (Photo: VNA) 

In this round, 17 contestants were selected, representing Vietnamese communities in European countries such as the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and Norway.

This was one of the large-scale cultural events held by the Vietnamese Cultural and Art Association in the Czech Republic, with support from the Union of Overseas Vietnamese Associations in Europe and the Vietnamese Association in the Czech Republic.

The event aimed to boost the connection among the Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic and across Europe.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Hoang Dinh Thang, President of the Union of Overseas Vietnamese Associations in Europe, said that the Union of Overseas Vietnamese Associations in Europe was pleased to sponsor the event. The event not only aimed to discover new talents but also to tighten the cohesion and solidarity among the Vietnamese community in Europe and with the homeland, he emphasized.

For his part, Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Thai Xuan Dung praised the efforts and role of the Vietnamese Cultural and Art Association in the Czech Republic, especially the organizing board of the contest, in promoting art movements as COVID-19 pandemic had been controlled in the Czech Republic.

He expressed his hope that the Union of Overseas Vietnamese Associations in Europe and the Overseas Vietnamese Association in the Czech Republic would continue to support the Vietnamese Cultural and Art Association in the Czech Republic in holding meaningful cultural events.

According to the organizing board, the contest received entries from over 17,000 participants from 17 European countries. The preliminary rounds were held online over two years to select 17 finalists.

The contest was not purely a simple playground for artistic talents, but also a place for the overseas Vietnamese in Europe to support each other to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tran Phuong Quyen from the Czech Republic was awarded special prize. In addition, the organizing board also presented 3 golden prizes, 5 silver prizes and 7 bronze prizes.

Previously, the Vietnamese Cultural and Art Association in the Czech Republic held an event to celebrate Hanoi’s 67th liberation anniversary at the SAPA Shopping Mall./.

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