The competition is one of a number of activities to mark the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Laos and the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam-Laos Amity and Cooperation Treaty.
It is designed to further cement the friendship between the two Parties, Governments and peoples that has been keenly nurtured for more than seven decades, as well as helping to strengthen cultural and economic cooperation between the two countries.
The songs will affirm the eternity of the Vietnam-Laos special friendship and solidarity.
Suggested themes include the Vietnam-Laos relationship established by Presidents Ho Chi Minh and Kaysone Phomvihane and nurtured by subsequent generations of leaders, and the two countries’ shared vision for peace and prosperity.
The winner will receive a cash prize of VND30 million (US$1,320) and each of the two runners-up will be awarded VND15 million (US$660). There are also three third prizes and four consolation prizes.
The entries are to be submitted to the Agency for the Performing Arts at 32 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hanoi from March 1-30, 2017.Nhan Dan