Calligraphy Contest Makes an Impression

Some 116 pupils and students from schools providing instruction in Chinese took part in a calligraphy contest on Sunday in Ho Chi Minh City to welcome in the Lunar New Year, usually known as Tet.

Pupils take part in the calligraphy contest on Jan 7 in HCMC

Contestants were required to rewrite a poem by President Ho Chi Minh and a Chinese ode in calligraphic style.

Thirty five amateur calligraphers were awarded prizes; the youngest recipient was nine years old, the oldest, 41.

Thien Ngoc Minh Uy Co. Ltd, the contest’s official sponsor, donated VND50 million (around US$3,125) to the competition.

The Chinese edition of Sai Gon Giai Phong helped organize the event. 


 

By T.B – Translated by Thuy Hang

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