Australian Embassy

MR121002 - Photo competition and Facebook launch

Australian Ambassador Launches Logo Competition

and "Australia In Vietnam" Facebook Page

Australian Ambassador Hugh Borrowman will launch a competition today to design a logo representing the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and Vietnam in 2013. The logo will be used at Australian Government events and in publications marking the anniversary. Mr Borrowman will also launch the new ‘Australia in Vietnam’ Facebook page. The launch event will take place at the University of Industrial Fine Arts in Hanoi.
Through the logo competition, which will run from 2 October to 30 November, the Embassy seeks creative designs that reflect the key message that Australia and Vietnam have a 40-year partnership marked by friendship and cooperation in many areas, which continues to grow and has a bright future. The competition winner will receive an iPad 3, and the most ‘liked’ logo on Facebook will receive an iPod.

The Facebook page will help the Embassy share information about events it’s organising in Vietnam to celebrate the nniversary, and will provide information about other Australian Government and Australian Embassy activities. This will include information about scholarships the Australian Government is providing to Vietnamese students, high level visits, Australia’s aid program in Vietnam, other Australian Government grants programs, cooperation between Australia and Vietnam in trade, defence, education, policing and agricultural research.

The Facebook page will also share the experiences of Vietnamese people living in Australia. It will keep viewers up to date on developments within Australia that are relevant to Vietnam, and provide information about places in Australia and Australian culture.

Mr Borrowman said, “the relationship between Australia and Vietnam has come a long way in the last 40 years. It has become a very broad and deep relationship, and I look forward to seeing logo designs that reflect this. It’s a relationship marked by strong links between Australian and Vietnamese people. I hope the new Facebook site will help build more of these links, and I encourage Vietnamese people to ‘like’ us!”

Logo competition rules can be found on the Embassy website. To ‘like’ the ‘Australia in Vietnam’ Facebook page, please visit:

For more information, please contact:
Viet Anh, Public Affairs and Media Liaison Manager
Australian Embassy
Tel. 04-8317755 or Email: [email protected]