Released on 10 October 2007
LAUNCH OF THE LOGO COMPETITION
35 YEARS OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS
HANOI – The Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, H.E Mr Bill Tweddell, today officially launched a competition to design logo to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and Vietnam (1973-2008). The launch was held at the Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Arts and was attended by teachers and students from fine arts universities and colleges from around Hanoi.
The Logo Competition will be one of the many official cultural activities, to be held by the Australian Embassy in Hanoi and the Australian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, to celebrate the 35th anniversary which falls on 26 February 2008
The Embassy in Hanoi and the Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City hope to receive a large number of entries, which show high level of creativeness and at the same time, capture the a long and close relationship over 35 years, as well as a the ongoing benefits that will come from friendship in the future.
The person who provides the best design will received 10 million dong and a plague with an engraving of the winning logo, which will be presented to the winner in Hanoi. The winning logo will be used to badge all activities by the Embassy and Consulate General throughout 2008. There will be also encouragement prizes, including interesting gifts and a certificate from the Embassy, for designers whose logos had been short listed. The winner will be announced at a ceremony to be held on Australia Day, 26 January 2008, in Hanoi.
‘The relationship between Australia and Vietnam now encompasses not just the early emphasis on trade, education and development assistance, but also defence, security and law enforcement cooperation; immigration matters; sport, culture and information, as well as frank discussion of sensitive areas such as regional security and human rights’, said H.E Mr Tweddell. He added, ‘I hope this competition will be a good opportunity for all participants to show their talent as well as to understand more about our countries and together to preserve and develop the close relationship between the two countries’.
The Australian Embassy will organise a series of activities in “Australia Month” in January and February 2008 to celebrate this 35th anniversary. Major events include: Australia Discovery Day, Photo exhibition “Australia – Vietnam: Then and Now”, Opera Concert by Australian artist Annalisa Kerrigan and many other interesting events.
The competition is open to applications from all Vietnamese people.
For more information, please contact:
Nguyen Thi Thanh An
Public Affairs and Cultural Relations Manager
Tel. 04-8317755 ext. 302 or 0903423440