The Mitsubishi Asian Children’s Enikki Festa invites children in Asia to create illustrated diaries (Enikki) that portray daily events and thoughts in the form of a picture and a short essay. The goal of the Festa is to use Enikki as a very effective means to promote cross-cultural understanding of each other’s lives and cultures and, eventually, to work for the promotion of cultural exchange among children of Asia.

A painting of a Vietnamese child at the Mitsubishi Asian Children’s Enikki Festa (Photo:

This time, Enikki’s theme is “Here Is My Life.” Children are invited to paint and write anything in their daily lives that they have done, seen or felt, such as festivals, favorite pastimes, families and friends or something that happened at school, in order to introduce their daily lives and cultures to other children throughout Asia.

Entries of Vietnamese children can be sent to the organising board (Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition) at 38 Cao Ba Quat, Ba Dinh, Hanoi from November 23-30.

The organizing board of the Vietnam contest will select one Grand Prix Award. The winner of the award will be invited to take part in a tour to Japan. Other big prizes include one Mitsubishi Public Affairs Committee’s Award, one Asian Pacific Federation of UNESCO Clubs and Associations’ Award, and one National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan’s Award and four excellent awards.

These eight outstanding works will be sent to compete at the Asian contest.

Source: VNA