Winners of photo contest on actions for climate change among youth honoured

Monday, 2019-10-07 16:35:46
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Y Hlý Niê Kdăm (left), an ethnic minority young man who eliminated 15 huge illegal dumping sites.
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NDO - An awards ceremony for a photo contest named “Challenge for Change” was held in Hanoi on October 7 by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

The ceremony saw the attendance of 16 winners, artists and thousands of young people in Hanoi.

Many of the winners have recently become phenomena’s on social media through their environmental protection activities such as Y Hlý Niê Kdăm, an ethnic minority young man who eliminated 15 huge illegal dumping sites; and Tran Minh Hieu, Secretary of the Youth Union of My Xuyen District Police in the southern province of Soc Trang Province, who inspired dozens of other young people to clean up garbage on the polluted canal Cha Va, etc.

Launched from March 18 to September 3, the organising board received over 420 entries from young people across the country.

The competition provided an opportunity for young people to show their creativity through solutions to cope with climate change.

The competition is initiated after the so-called #trashtag challenge went viral earlier this year. The challenge inspires people around the world to clean up rubbish in public areas and post before-and-after pictures on social media.

Over a week after the trend began gaining popularity in March, thousands of people worldwide have posted photos and videos on social media, showing themselves cleaning up beaches, parks, schools and streets.