In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Australia and Vietnam (1973-2008), which will fall on 26 February 2008, the Australian Consulate-General in HCMC is lauching three upcoming special cultural events including a logo competition; a photo competition for an exhibition named “Australia – Vietnam Then and Now” and the City of Melbourne’s 2007 Young Artist Grants Project in HCMC.
You are invited to participate in either or all the three above-mentioned competitions as appropriate. It would also be appreciated if you would pass this information to your friends and relatives for their participation. Below are details of the three competitions.
LOGO COMPETITION – 35 YEARS OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS
Organized by the Australian Embassy in Hanoi in conjunction with the Australian Consulate-General in HCMC, the logo competition is open to all Vietnamese by 30 November 2007 . The logo should show high level of creativeness and at the same time, capture the long and close relationship over 35 years between Australia and Vietnam, as well as the ongoing benefits that will come from friendship in the future. The person who provides the best design will received 10 million dong and a plaque with an engraving of the winning logo, which will be presented to the winner. The winning logo will be used to badge activities by the Embassy and Consulate General throughout 2008. There will be also encouragement prizes, including interesting gifts and a certificate from the Embassy, for designers whose logos had been short listed. The winner will be announced at Australia’s national day ceremony to be held on Australia Day, 26 January 2008, in Hanoi and HCMC.
For further information about the logo competition, please go to http://www.vietnam.embassy.gov.au/events/index.html or telephone Ms An at 04-8317755 (Ext. 302) or email : email@example.com or Ms Nhi at 08-8296035 (Ext. 134) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“AUSTRALIA – VIETNAM THEN AND NOW” PHOTO COMPETITION
Also jointly organized by the Australian Embassy in Hanoi and the Australian Consulate-General in HCMC, the “Australia-Vietnam Then and Now” photographic competition will collect photos taken in Australia by Vietnamese or taken in Vietnam by Australians from 1973 to present and select 70 of the very best photos for an exhibition at the Youth Cultural House, 04 Pham Ngoc Thach, Dist. 1, HCMC tentatively from 26 January to 01 February 2008 and in Hanoi at the National Library, 31 Trang Thi, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi from 26 February to 07 March. The exhibition will also travel to other provinces during 2008. Both Australians and Vietnamese are invited to share their photographs to the Australian Embassy in Hanoi or the Australian Consulate-General in HCMC by 30 November 2007. Those participants whose photos are selected for the exhibition will be awarded a photo book of the exhibition.
Photographer’s registration form can be downloaded from http://www.vietnam.embassy.gov.au/hnoi/08thennow.html orhttp://www.vietnam.embassy.gov.au/hnoi/08fotoexh.html or received from Ms An at 04-8317755 (Ext. 302) or email : email@example.com or Ms Nhi at 08-8296035 (Ext. 134) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Logo Competition and Photo exhibition will be among the many official cultural activities, to be held by the Australian Embassy in Hanoi and the Australian Consulate-General in HCMC, to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Australia-Vietnam diplomatic relations.
2007 YOUNG ARTIST GRANTS PROJECT IN HO CHI MINH CITY
The Young Artist Grants is an initiative of the City of Melbourne to promote diverse arts and cultural activity amongst young artists. The 2007 Young Artist Grants, sponsored by the City of Melbourne in collaboration with the Australian Consulate-General in HCMC, will be announced on 27 December 2007.
This project is one of a kind for local government in Australia and the grants capture the most creative and ambitious work by emerging artists who have had little exposure.
The City of Melbourne will fund AUD 5,000 worth of grants to this project which is to be divided amongst 10 artists selected. Applications are invited from individuals of age from 18 to 36 who want to make a strong contribution to Ho Chi Minh City’s cultural vitality and must be works on paper including drawings, prints, photographs, etc.
The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday, 9th November 2007.
For an application form and further information relating to application guidelines please telephone Ms Nhi, Public Diplomacy Officer, Australian Consulate-General at 8296035 (Ext. 134) or email: email@example.com.