PSNews - The Vietnam News Agency (VNA)’s Sports & Culture newspaper held an award presentation ceremony for the first edition of the De Men arts awards for children in Hanoi on September 29.
|Writter Nguyen Nhat Anh (center) receving the Cricket Knight prize.
At the ceremony, VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi presented the Cricket Knight prize worth US$ 1,300 to writer Nguyen Nhat Anh with his work “Lam ban voi bau troi” (Make friends with Sky).
Writer Nguyen Nhat Anh expressed his sincerely thank to the organizing board and his little readers. He also affirmed that he will continue to pursue his passion for writing for children. After receiving the award, the writer donated the sum to the De Men Awards’ fund to support its next edition.
The organizing board also presented four Cricket Desire awards to a collection of paintings that depict the country’s fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by 10-year-old Nguyen Doi Chung Anh, a long story by 12-year-old Cao Khai An, a collection of 7 short stories by primary school teacher Nguyen Chi Ngoan and a collection of songs on children theme by music composer Nguyen Van Chung.
Speaking at the event, Editor-in-Chief of the Sports & Culture newspaper Le Xuan Thanh said the organising board received 100 entries in different fields such as literature, movie, music, fine arts, theatre, photography, paintings and comics. Twelve works were chosen for the final round.
About 20 well-known painters have sent their works to the organizing board for sale for charity purpose. They were put on display at the award ceremony and the awards’ Facebook fanpage for sale.
As announced by the organizing board, the awards were named after the famous “Adventures of a Cricket” written for children by writer To Hoai. This is one of the most popular stories of Vietnamese children for many generations.
By Linh Bui