With the theme "The power of language," the contest was organized under the auspices of the Asia Pacific Regional Office (RBAP) of the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF), the Group of Francophone embassies and international delegations to Vietnam (GADIF), the French Embassy in Vietnam and others.

The awarding ceremony of the first contest in October 2016. Photo: TTO

The contest aims to encourage young reporters to use the richness and diversity of the French language to introduce Vietnam’s landscapes, culture and people to Francophone readers around the world; and also is an opportunity for participants to express their feelings about Vietnam.

Contestants need to send their entry forms, including copies of their ID cards or passports, and their entries to the organizing panel’s email: jeune.reporter.cvn@gmail.com.

Each participant can send a maximum of five works in French, which can address the same topic. Each project must not exceed 5,000 characters (including spaces) or 900 words.

Eligible entries must be unpublished by any media agencies in any countries. Applications must be sent from March 20 to August 31. The entries to the final round will be posted from September 15 to 30 on lecourrier.vn for readers to vote. The awarding ceremony is scheduled to take place in early October 2017 with one first, one second, one third and a number of consolation prizes.

Translated by Hong Thanh