Ly Thi Vang, 11, an ethnic Mong student from Lao Chai high school, and her first prize winning picture.
In addition to the two first prizes, five second prizes, 10 third prizes and 15 consolation prizes worth a total of VND 16 million were also awarded to other young artists.
According to Deputy Head of the Department for Child Care and Protection Dang Hoa Nam, the contest was derived from the theme of this year's World Day against Child Labour: ‘Warning! Children in Hazardous Work; End Child Labour!’ In the two months after the contest was launched, the organisers received 25,000 entries from primary and secondary school students across the country. “It seemed to be a very difficult theme for the children to grasp however, they reflected diverse perspectives on life and also depicted many hopes and dreams in their paintings such as a happy family and no violence, as well their aspirations for learning and playing,” he said.