The Canadian diplomatic mission in Vietnam has recently launched an educational competition for Vietnamese high school students interested in exploring the North American country.
The “Explore Canada from A to Z” competition runs from August 20 to September 30 and is open to all students who want to learn about, explore, and experience Canada, the Canadian Embassy and Consulate General said in a press release issued on Wednesday.
The two-round competition also welcomes Vietnamese students who are studying in Canada to participate and work in pairs with the students from Vietnam to produce their joint projects.
It includes a writing round in which students are required to write essays with a maximum of 150 words each, and a movie production round which welcomes the 20 best contestants who will be randomly paired to co-produce an artful short movie about Canada’s culture and education.
Five pairs with the best videos will be selected for granting prizes.
The first-prize winners will be awarded a three-week Canada study tour in English or French if he/she is Vietnamese or a scholarship of C$2,000 and an internship opportunity in Vietnam if he/she is a student from Canada.
The runners-up will be presented with a two-week Canada study tour in English or French if he/she is Vietnamese or a scholarship of C$1,000 if he/she is a student from Canada.
Those who win the third prize will be awarded a one-week Canada study tour in English or French if he/she is Vietnamese or a scholarship of C$500 if he/she is a student from Canada.
There will be two consolation prizes for the 4th and 5th pairs, with each participant receiving C$200.
The event is jointly organized by the Embassy of Canada in Hanoi and the Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City.
Last year’s competition attracted 700 participants, in which Phu Dung Dang Khoa, an 11th grade student from Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted was the first prize winner who grabbed the chance to spend two weeks at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
Interested students are encouraged to learn more about the contest and to register at: www.duhoc-canada.vn/a-z.
Vietnam and Canada established diplomatic relations in 1973, with the latter opening an embassy in Hanoi in 1994 and a consulate general in Ho Chi Minh City three years later.