Hoi An City looking for new its own souvenirs

 By Nguyen Kim Bao |

(QNO) - On the occasion of 14 years of Hoi An a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage (04/12/1999 - 04/12/2013), Hoi An City People's Committee has launched  the 3rd  Hoi An Souvenirs Creation Contest - 2013.  

The contest‘s aim is to honour the artists and artisans in researching and creating new souvenir of Hoi An cultural characters; creating conditions for the artists and artisans in exchanging technology, learning experiences in production, processing capacity and souvenirs consumption. The contest is also an opportunity to promote and introduce the craft villages’ products, fine art handicraft products to meet the shopping demands of visitors and  gifts for the protocol or diplomatic activities.

All products participate the contest have to identify the new trend of Hoi An’s souvenirs, largely serve the domestic and oversea visitors. The contestants are organizations and individuals that operate, work and live in Vietnam. The quantity of entries is unlimited.

According to the contest regulation, the souvenirs have to demonstrate the characters of Hoi An people and landscapes, high aesthetic plactiscity, easy to remove and package which are composed by participants, not copied and have not joined any contests yet. The Organising Board encourages the participants to use green materials to create souvernirs.

There will be 15 prizes to grant to the winners including 1 special prize, 1 first , 2 second, 3 third, 7 consolation prizes and 1 prize voted by the public. The deadline for preliminary round is September 30th 2013. The winners announcement and prizes awarding ceremony will be held on December 4th 2013.

 By Nguyen Kim Bao