The event, with the attendance of members of the Politburo and the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, was broadcast live on VTV1 of Vietnam Television and VOV1 of the Voice of Vietnam.

At the event

The contest is launched biennially to honor writers, composers, journalists, and people from all walks of life who express their gratitude and sentiment for the late President.

This year’s contest drew nearly 6,000 entries from people living at home and abroad. Among 20 agencies and localities sending over 100 entries to the contest, Hanoi city took the lead with about 700, followed by the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army with nearly 600.

At the ceremony, the organizers awarded 228 works with 2 special prizes, 11 A prizes, 42 B, 74 C, and 99 consolation prizes. In addition, 42 groups and six individuals with great achievements on promoting late President Ho Chi Minh’s thought, morality and lifestyle. Notably, a special prize was presented to Cuban poet Felix Pita Rodriguez with his two works of “Ho Chi Minh – his name is source of poems” and “Hanoi capital remembers Uncle Ho”.

Speaking at the ceremony, Head of the Commission for Information and Education of the Party Central Committee Vo Van Thuong underlined that President Ho Chi Minh’s life and revolutionary career have become a great inspiration as the contest has drawn more and more participants both at home and abroad. Also, he took the occasion to launch the contest for the 2020-2025 period.

29 works from authors from military units were awarded on the occasion. Among them, the People’s Army Newspaper was awarded the C prize for outstanding works in the “Simple but Noble Examples” writing contest, which is annually held by the newspaper.

Translated by Trung Thanh