MEMORIES OF VIETNAM – Call for Essays

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—– Đọc bài tiếng Việt —–

The Viễn Đông Daily News, with financial support from Vietnamese culture advocates Anvi and Friends, is pleased to announce the first annual call for essays with a topic on Memories about Vietnam (Kỷ Niệm Việt Nam).

We recognize that it is crucial for the older generation to retain, share, and pass on their precious memories about Vietnam to the younger generation. It is a duty and responsibility that many people, especially Vietnamese descents in the diaspora, find difficult to carry out in the face of mounting challenges of everyday life. In an effort to help them make it happen, we offer them the tool most of them are familiar with, even love dearly, Vietnamese language. This call aims at encouraging the older generation of Vietnamese to record their unique memories of Vietnam in writing, in Vietnamese, and leave them for the younger generations. This action will help to create a deeper sense of cultural root and belonging for us all in the community, thus establishing an essence of Vietnamese culture that we can share.

The call will be sent out several times a year. The first deadline is at 5PM, EST, Thursday, January 15, 2015. We receive essays today.

Eligibility: any Vietnamese or Vietnamese descent who is 50 or older

Language of the essay: Vietnamese

Length: 1,000 words (two pages) to 2,000 words

Honorarium: the chosen essay for each call will receive an honorarium of $500.00

Publication: the chosen essay will be published on the Viễn Đông Daily News

Submission: email your typed essay with contact information (name, age, email address) to: kyniemvietnam@gmail.com, or mail you writing with contact information (name, age, home address) to Viễn Đông Daily News, 14891 Moran Street, Westminster, CA 92683-5599.

If you have any question, please email us at kyniemvietnam@gmail.com.

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