Held by the Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS) under the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ashui.com and ConsMedia, the contest will receive entries via email address designedbyvietnam@gmail.com until August 31.

At the award ceremony of the Designed by Vietnam contest 2020. (Photo: Organiser)

Designers will vie in five categories of Communication design, Living design, Decor & Object design, Clothing design, and Public design.

Designs must show typical  features and traditional values of Vietnam and use traditional and local materials. Particularly, the organisation board encourages designers to apply and develop techniques from traditional trade villages.

Contestants can join workshops and visit traditional trade villages to get inspired.

Twenty outstanding designs will be chosen to join an online voting at vietnamdesignweek.com from October 15 to November 15. Designs receiving the highest number of votes will enter the final round that will take place from November 15-21. A award ceremony and an exhibition of works qualified for the final round are expected to be held in Hanoi, Hue and Ho Chi Minh City during the week.

A first prize worth 50 million VND (2,168 USD) in cash, as well as one second and one third prize will be given to winners, along with five consolidation prizes.

Source: VNA