English writing contest officially launched

Saigon giaiphong Newspaper launched officially an English writing contest on SGGP Online (English version) themed  'Describe Your Experiences with Festivals and Travel Destinations in Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City' at Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel on May 31. 

Vice Editor in chief Ly Viet Trung at the ceremony (Photo: Huyen Huong)

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Vice Editor in chief of Saigon giaiphong Newspaper Ly Viet Trung said that this is the first time that SGGP Newspaper held  English writing contest aimed to popularize culture, festivals, attractive destinations of Vietnam as well as beauty of Vietnamese people to international readers in the integration period.

Vietnamese readers or foreigners can participate in the English writing contest. Submissions should be 300-500 words written in English.

Attending the ceremony was General Manager of Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel Mr. Dang Trong Tan, Head of Marketing Dept of Vietjet Air Mr. Nguyen Quoc Viet Nam, representative of Binh Dien Fertilizer Joint-stock Company, Vice Editor in chief of Saigon giaiphong Newspaper Ly Viet Trung , Deputy General Managing Editor of SGGP Newspaper Nguyen Khac Van, and crowded press agencies and students from city universities.

The organizing Board at the ceremony (Photo: Huyen Huong)

A month winner (one person) will receive:
• Two round-trip flights from HCMC to Phu Quoc, courtesy of Vietjet Air
• Four free buffet coupons, courtesy of Liberty Hotel
• A cellphone Nokia 206 Dual SIM, courtesy of Binh Dien Fertilizer Corp

A quarter winner (one winner) will receive:
• Two round-trip flights from HCMC to Da Nang, courtesy of Vietjet Air
• Six free buffet coupons, courtesy of Liberty Hotel
• A cellphone Samsung Galaxy Young, courtesy of Binh Dien Fertilizer Corp

An annual winner (one winner) will receive:
• Four round-trip air tickets from HCMC to Hanoi, courtesy of Vietjet Air
• Eight free buffet coupons, courtesy of Liberty Hotel
• A digital camera SONY DSC-W800, courtesy of Binh Dien Fertilizer Corp

All prizes are valid for one year. Transfer of prizes is acceptable with knowledge of the organizational board.

The contest will last from May 2014 to May 2015. Prizes will be announced if stories are submitted sooner.

All wining articles will all be published on SGGP Online . Send stories to writingcontestsggp@gmail.com or mailing to 399 Hong Bang Street, Ward 14, District 5 in HCMC (write outer envelope of submissions ‘Describe Your Experiences with Festival and Travel Destination in Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City’). Visit www.sggp.org.vn or www.saigon-gpdaily.com.vn.


 

By SGGP- Translated by Huyen Huong

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