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Discover the beauty of Vietnam through “Vietnam – where I live” competition

Updated at Tuesday, 04 Jul 2017, 15:51
The Hanoitimes - Can you imagine what Sai Gon looks like in a rubik cube, Bien Hoa in a pomelo or Long An is as a beautiful and gentle girl.
Many symbols of cities in Vietnam are designed by young people who have excellent drawing skills. Who will become the winner in the second season of the “Vietnam – where I live” design contest.
The 2017 “Vietnam - Where I live” design contest has been officially lauched and they have already received some designs from Vietnames students and foreigners.
You will do research about the most unique and interesting aspects of their home towns. What things inspire you, colours, scenes or decoration? For example: noise, colours, history, etc. All of these are ideas to describe about Hanoi and also other big cities. The competition is for everyone from 15 - 28 in Vietnam and worldwide.
Long An.
Long An.
The special techniques used to create patterns by Tran Minh Pha (18 years old) are admired by many people. The blue color of Vam Co river mixed with the green of rice fields and peanuts designed in a symbol where Nha Tram Cot and the prosperity of Long An has been included in a girl’s long hair.
Ancient and modern Hanoi through the young eyes of Ngo Minh Anh (17 years old).
Ancient and modern Hanoi through the young eyes of Ngo Minh Anh (17 years old).
Ancient and modern Hanoi through the young eyes of Ngo Minh Anh (17 years old). Between the Turtle Tower and the Flag Tower you can see the shoulder pole and hangers and the familiar Conical Hat which protects the working women from the sun and rain.
Hanoi.
Hanoi.
Here is another picture of Hanoi by Khuat Khai Hoan (19 years old) who was born and grew up in the Old Quarter. If you come to Hanoi, he suggests that you should take a cyclo to enjoy the beauty of our capital. You will be surprized at the crowded streets, however Hanoi is very elegant and gentle.
Saigon.
Saigon.
On the contrary, the symbol of Sai Gon is freely designed with typical images such as roads section with many bends, tree lines, cold milk coffee, old houses, towers, sunny and rainy seasons, etc. which are colorful presented. Le Phan Thanh Hoang loves Sai Gon because it is young, active and has a diversity of culture.
Vung Tau.
Vung Tau.
The waves of Vung Tau are the hometown’s symbol in the heart of Nguyen Thi Thien Thanh (27 years old). The sea is mixed with sun flowers and fields of grass which represents the name of Vung Tau.
Can Tho.
Can Tho.
Can Tho is famous for white rice and pure water with floating markets full of famous fresh fruits, so that “if you come there, you will not want to go back home”. Tran Hoang duy (21 years old) wants to show his city of Can Tho is modern and active, but it still keeps the traditions of Cuu Long delta.
My Tho.
My Tho.
Prosperous communities in My Tho city are surrounded by the gentle Tien river which suppies alluvium this city - the land of love.  The symbol has been designed as a mother hugging her daughter. (Picture of Pham Thien Phu 23 years old).
Bien Hoa.
Bien Hoa.
Inspired from the poem “Bien Hoa” - the land of green skin pomelos, there are beautiful girls selling pomelos, Phan Thi Nhu Quynh (21 years old) designed Bien Hoa with famous places namely Tran Bien Temple, Ghenh bridge, Buu Long tourist area, etc. in the shape of famous fruit: pomelo from her hometown.
Da Nang.
Da Nang.
The design of Do Nam presents Da Nang as a 20 years-old beautiful girl. Her hair shows the romantic Han river.
Hoi An.
Hoi An.
The simple design of Nguyen Phuoc Kiet (22 years old) places the emphasis on the famous bridge that is the center of interest for most visitors. He has designed the Hoi An word to include specialties such as Quang noodles, a chili and “bai tho” hat.
Insprired from a “Quai Thao” hat of “Quan Ho” girls, Nguyen Van Cuong (22 years old) skillfully included Cau bridge so that it looks like a silk on a “Quai Thao” hat.
Insprired from a “Quai Thao” hat of “Quan Ho” girls, Nguyen Van Cuong (22 years old) skillfully included Cau bridge so that it looks like a silk on a “Quai Thao” hat.
Insprired from a “Quai Thao” hat of “Quan Ho” girls, Nguyen Van Cuong (22 years old) skillfully included Cau bridge so that it looks like a silk on a “Quai Thao” hat. A religious architectural monument and a traditional ancient village is also represented. Moon and sun are included to symbolize the love of the Kinh Bac people.
First prize – one scholarship of 100% tuition fee at the London College for Design and Fashion and 5 million Vietnam dongs in cash. Second prize – one scholarship of 50% tuition fee at the London College for Design and Fashion and 3 million Vietnam dongs in cash. Third prize – 2 million Vietnam dongs in cash. Best idea prize – 2 million Vietnam dongs in cash.
The most impressive designs of the week will be published in Vietnamese Student Magazine twice per month. Candidates who live far away from the exhibition sites will be partly sponsored travelling and living expenses to take part in the exhibition.
Ha Phuong
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