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“European characters in Vietnam” contest

The European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) and Nguyen Tat Thanh Secondary School and High School organize the contest “European characters in Vietnam”, in the framework of European Literature Days 2023.

Duration of contest: 03.3.2023 -> 05.4.2023

Evaluation period: 10.4.2023 -> 17.4.2023

Announcement of Prize-winning works: 12.5.2023


“European characters in Vietnam” is a creative competition. Draw and compose lyrics for these European characters:

Pinocchio – from Italy (presented in Pinocchio, author: Carlo Collodi – Kim Dong Publishing House, Nha Nam and others)

Don Quixote – fromSpain (presented in the series Don Quixote, author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Literature Publishing House, Nha Nam)

Heidi – from Switzerland (presented in Heidi, author: Johanna Spyri, DongA Books – Literature Publishing House)

Hungarian person – from Hungary (in Hungarian person, author: Lackfi János, Nha Nam Bookstore – Publishing House of the Vietnam writers’ Association )

Little Mole – from the Czech Republic (author: Zdeněk Miller)

Moominstroll – from Finland (presented in the series Moomins, author: Tove Jansson, Kim Dong Publishing House)

Peter Pan – from the United Kingdom (presented in Peter Pan, author: Sir James Matthew Barrie, Literature Publishing House, Nha Nam and others)

Pettson & Findus – from Sweden (presented in Pettson & Findus, author: Sven Nordqvist, Huy Hoang Bookstore – Fine Art Publishing

Rico & Oskar – from Germany (presented in Rico, Oskar and the Deeper Shadows, author: Andreas Steinhoefel – Kim Dong Publishing

Stas & Nell – from Poland (presented in In desert and wilderness, author: Henryk Sienkiewicz – Kim Dong Publishing House)

The Little Prince – from France (presented in The Little Prince, author: Antoine de Saint- Exupéry, Kim Dong and Nha Nam Publishing Houses)

Tintin with the theme “The adventure of Tintin in Vietnam” – from Belgium (presented in the series The Adventures of Tintin, author: Hergé – Tổng Hợp HCM Publishing House – First News)



– European characters in Vietnam is open to book lovers in school age (5-18 years old).


There are 12 EUNIC members participating in the contest: Embassy of Czech Republic, Embassy of Finland, Embassy of Hungary, Embassy of Italy, Embassy of Poland, Embassy of Spain, Embassy of Sweden, Embassy of Switzerland, Wallonia Brussels Delegation, British Council, Goethe Institut, Institut Français du Vietnam and Nguyen Tat Thanh Secondary and High School.

Agreement to Official Rules

Participation in the Contest constitutes entrants’ full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Organisers, which are final and binding. The drawings sent to the Contest must be original and not have been submitted to any other publication. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

Contest Period

The contest begins on 3rd March and ends on 5th April, 2023. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Contest through the application form provided by the Organisers.

How to Enter

– No purchase is necessary to enter or win.

– Limitless entries per person. You can send as many drawings as you want, regardless of method of entry.

– We encourage submission of work from many authors.

– The eligible sizes for the drawings submitted are A3 and A4.

– No entries will be returned.

– Each entry, if there is an explanatory content, must not exceed 1/3 of the A4 page.

– Entries must be scanned and sent to the Organisers via the application form: Each entry requires a separate form submission.

– The contestant’s guardian needs to sign the consent form.

Prize Drawing

The Organisers will select winners from among the eligible entries received and notify them via telephone or email. The official list of winners will be announced on facebook fanpage of the French institutes in Hanoi.


There are 5 prizes to be awarded for each character (in total 60 prizes divided equally to 12 characters). These winning drawings will be exhibited starting from 12th May 2023, in the framework of European Literature Days.


Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants’ rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Organisers in connection with the Contest shall be governed by French institutes in Hanoi.


Information collected from entrants is subject to the organiser’s privacy policy.

For more information, please contact:

Nguyễn Thị Hồng, email:


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