National External Information Service Awards 2017 launched

At the 2015 awarding ceremony (Photo: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) – The National External Information Service Awards 2016 was launched in Hanoi on November 8.The competition is designed for Vietnamese at home and abroad, and foreigners. It is divided into various categories, including print media, radio and television broadcasts, electronic media, press photos, landscape photos, and books.Entries either in Vietnamese or foreign languages should have been published or broadcast by domestic or international press agencies between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.The awarding ceremony is scheduled to take place in Hanoi in May 2017.The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) will chair the…… [read more]

ANNOUNCEMENT National External Information Service Awards 2016 calls for submissions (media and publication) ————————–Pursuant to Regulations on the National External Information Service Awards 2016 (media and publication), the Council for the National External Information Service Awards in 2016 calls for submissions from media and publishing agencies, Vietnamese and foreigners. I. AWARDING CRITERIA: 1. Content:- The entries must be accurate, persuasive, and influential nationally and internationally, and appreciated by public opinion. Submitted works must contribute to Vietnam’s external information service, specifically:- Promote a positive image of the country, culture, history, and people, as well as domestic realities and achievements during the…… [read more]

Winners of the first prizes of the first National External Information Service Awards 2014 (Photo: VNA)National External Information Service Awards 2015 calls for submissions Pursuant to Regulations on the National External Information Service Awards (as found in Decision 2914/BTGTW dated December 14, 2015), the Organisation Council for the second National External Information Service Awards in 2015 calls for submissions from central and local media agencies, domestic and foreign journalists for considerations. Submissions must satisfy the following criteria: I. General content regulations: Journalism products may be in Vietnamese or a foreign language, and must target overseas Vietnamese or foreign readers and audiences.…… [read more]

Vietnamese Ambassador to Argentina Nguyen Dinh Thao (R) presents a second prize of the first National External Information Service Awards 2014 to the Telam news agency’s journalist Horacio Raña (Photo: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) – The Party Central Committee’s Commission for Popularisation and Education and the Steering Committee for External Information Service is organising the Second National External Information Service Awards 2015. The organisers’ press release says the awards will honour the best works either in Vietnamese or foreign languages intended for foreigners and overseas Vietnamese in the four categories of print media, radio and television broadcast and electronic media. Entries should have been…… [read more]

The award ceremony (Source: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) – A total of 70 best works of the National External Information Service Awards 2015 were honoured at a ceremony in Hanoi on May 28.This is the second time the awards have been organized by the Party Central Committee’s Information and Education Commission and the Central Steering Committee for External Information Services…. [read more]

A ceremony to announce the rd year. The organizing board has received 893 entries in 17 languages. Contestants include journalists, contributors to media agencies in Vietnam and abroad, experts, researchers, photographers, publishing houses, Vietnamese ambassadors abroad, and foreign ambassadors in Vietnam. Overseas Vietnamese and foreign friends have also submitted entries.In a preliminary round, 69 works were selected to compete for First, Second, Third, and Consolation Prizes. The success of last year’s awards reflects the growing prestige and importance of the national external information service.  … [read more]

Among attendees were President Tran Dai Quang, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Communication and Education Commision Vo Van Thuong and Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam. This is the third time the awards have been organized by the Party Central Committee’s Communication and Education Commission and the Central Steering Committee for External Information Service. The entries’ formats include: print newspaper, online newspaper, radio broadcasting, television broadcasting, landscape photos and books. The entries were created in 17 languages: Vietnamese, English, French, German, Russian, Slovakian, Spanish, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Polish, Chinese, Japanese, Lao, Thai, Indonesian, Korean and Persian. Authors include Vietnamese and…… [read more]

The organising board said on December 8 that theawards will honour the best works either in Vietnamese or foreignlanguages intended for foreigners and overseas Vietnamese in the fourcategories of print media, radio and television broadcast and electronicmedia. Entries should have been published orbroadcast by either domestic or international press agencies betweenJanuary 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. The awards,consisting of the first, second, third and consolation prizes, will beannounced on May 2, 2015 and presented at a ceremony on May 19, 2015.The Commission for Popularisation and Education willestablish the organising board for the competition, while leading newsand press agencies in…… [read more]

Two Algerian reporters receive their prizes at the ceremony (Photo: VNA) Algiers (VNA) – Algerian reporters Aoura Racha and Ryad Abada on November 10 received a third prize of Vietnam’s National External Information Service Awards 2015 for their article on Ho Chi Minh City. The article, titled “Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam’s economic heart”, gave insights into the Vietnamese southern economic hub and how the local reform policy had changed it since 1986. At the awarding ceremony held at the Vietnam Embassy in Algiers, Aoura Racha expressed her honour to win the prize, saying it is a remarkable milestone in…… [read more]

Submissions must satisfy the following criteria: I. General content regulations: Journalism pieces may be in Vietnamese or a foreign language, and musttarget overseas Vietnamese or foreign readers and audiences.Submissions must have been published in mass media outlets licensed byauthorised Vietnamese agencies or foreign media from January 1, 2014 toDecember 31, 2014. Submissions must beaccurate, persuasive, widely known nationally and internationally, andpositively appreciated by public opinion. Submitted articles mustcontribute to Vietnam’s external relations communications, specifically:- Positively promotethe image of the nation, national culture, history, and people, as wellas domestic realities and achievements during the process of reform,national construction and defence, and…… [read more]