Prizes awarded for VOV’s contest “What do you know about Vietnam?”

(VOVworld) – An award ceremony was held at the Voice of Vietnam’s headquarters on Friday for the winners of its contest “What do you know about Vietnam 2015?”.

Prizes awarded for VOV’s contest “What do you know about Vietnam?”  - ảnh 1
VOV leaders and three winners of the contest at the award ceremony in Hanoi.

Held every 5 years, the contest was open to all of VOV’s foreign listeners and to Vietnamese people living abroad.

Amir Jameel of Pakistan, a listener to the English program, won a special prize, while first prize was given to John Rutledge of the US, who won a free week-long trip to Vietnam. Second prize was awarded to Russian program listener Prigodich Nikolai Vladimirovich of Belarus who won a free 5-day trip to Vietnam. Two third prizes went to Zhao Ya Dong of China and Cendin Rosyad Nurdin of Indonesia.

Prizes awarded for VOV’s contest “What do you know about Vietnam?”  - ảnh 2
Vu Hai, VOVs Deputy President

Addressing the ceremony, Vu Hai, VOV's Deputy President, said that“the contest aims to promote the Vietnamese nation, land, and people to the world and VOV to foreign listeners around the globe. We’re happy to have received our listeners’ attention evidenced by nearly 300 entries. The previous contest in 2010 generated only about 200 entries.”

Third-prize winner Zhao Ya Dong said of the contest: “I feel happy knowing that I won a prize. Until now I couldn’t express that feeling. I think it’s not an easy contest because it covered various aspects of Vietnam ranging from politics, to economics, trade, culture, and society. I think other listeners share my viewpoint. Anyone who participates in a contest should be serious and spend much time and effort on it. It will be for me an unforgettable memory.”

Prizes awarded for VOV’s contest “What do you know about Vietnam?”  - ảnh 3
Vu Hai, VOVs Deputy President, presents the first prize for John Rutledge of the US

Feedback

Related News
Others