Photo contest to spread kindness in real life

In celebration of the World Children’s Day 2020, the Young Pioneer Organization Council of Ho Chi Minh City, in cooperation with the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City Office) and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU)’s Central Committee, implemented a photo contest themed “Good deeds for children”.

The event is in response to the World Children’s Day (November 20).

Vietnamese nationals of all ages are eligible for the contest.

According to the contest rules, each individual, individual group of Vietnamese nationality will send a photo of themselves with the content: “Activities to create a green, clean, beautiful and safe environment for children; taking care of vulnerable children; care and love of adults for children; children help peers… ”.

The organizers hope, the contest will contribute and spread kindness in real life.

Activities captured in the entries must be carried out from June to November 8, according to the organising board. Children must be featured in each work.

Contestants may submit their works from October 19 to November 9. Entries are to be posted on the Facebook page of the HCYU’s Central Committee to vie for weekly votes.

Thirty winners of the weekly events will qualify for the final round. An awards ceremony is set to be held in Hanoi on November 19.

World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children's Day and is celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.

November 20 is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

The CRC is a human rights treaty setting out the civil, political, economic, social, health, and cultural rights of children. The document deals with child-specific needs and rights, requiring all nations that ratify it are bound to it by international law, and must act within the best interests of the child.

Since 1990, World Children's Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the Declaration and the Convention on children's rights.


Phuong Nguyen