Con Cuong, February 21st, 2022 – Save Vietnam’s Wildlife, in collaboration with Pu Mat National Park and Con Cuong Department of Education and Training, officially launched the first “Join me to protect Pu Mat forest” writing contest (2022) for students from 12 schools in Yen Khe, Chau Khe, Mon Son communes and Con Cuong town in Con Cuong district, Nghe An province.

The contest aims to encourage student’s love of nature and their sense of pride and responsibility for protecting Pu Mat National Park, where they are born and raised. Therefore, students feel motivated to actively improve their own understanding of nature, as well as their awareness of issues and threats facing Pu Mat National Park. By participating in the contest, students have the opportunity to share their opinions and practical actions to preserve natural resources and wildlife of Pu Mat National Park.

Information about the contest:

The first “Join me to protect Pu Mat Forest” writing contest (2022) has two topics that students can choose one of them:

Topic 1: Write a letter about an influential person or a person living in Con Cuong district that you know. In the letter, you should explain why they need to protect nature and wildlife, then propose specific actions and persuade them to take those actions to protect Pu Mat Forest with you.

Topic 2: Write an essay describing the nature and wildlife in Pu Mat National Park in the next 10 years, using your imagination. Then you propose specific actions and persuade Con Cuong’s residents to take those actions to protect Pu Mat Forest with you.

Eligibility: All students from 6 elementary schools and 6 secondary schools in Yen Khe commune, Chau Khe commune, Mon Son commune, Con Cuong Town which have been participating in the “Education Program to Raise Awareness of Nature and Wildlife Conservation in Pu Mat National Park” program since March 2021.

How to enter: According to the rule, entries are written in prose, no more than 1000 words, in the Vietnamese language and submitted to the Teacher in Charge of the Youth Union of each school. Each student is allowed to submit a maximum of two entries (which may be on the same or different topics), and the results will be counted towards the best entry.

Stages of the contest:
Launching the contest: 21/02/2022
Entry Submission Deadline: 21/02/2022 – 28/03/2022
Round 1 Judging: 29/03 – 18/04/2022
Announcement of: 18/04/2022
Voting on Fanpage “Giao duc Bao ton thien nhien”: 18/04 – 25/04/2022
Round 2 Judging: 18/04 – 25/04/2022
Winner Announced: 29/04/2022
Award Ceremony: in Evaluation Workshop in May, 2022.

Prize:

01 First Place Winner: 1.000.000 VND cash prize;
02 Second Place Winner: 500.000 VND cash prize;
02 Third Place Winner: 300.000 VND cash prize.

All students advancing to Round 2 will be awarded a certificate from Con Cuong Department of Education and Training and a gift worth VND 300,000 from the Contest Organizers.

More rule details: Please visit here or scan the QR code below.

If you have any enquiries about the contest, please contact:
The “Join me to protect Pu Mat Forest” writing contest organizers.
Official Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/GiaoDucBaoTonThienNhien.svw.vn

Additional information

About Pu Mat National Park

Pu Mat National Park was originally Pu Mat Nature Reserve, and it was upgraded to National Park according to Decision No.174/2001/QD-TTg dated November 8, 2001, issued by the Prime Minister. Pu Mat is one of the three core areas of the Western Nghe An Biosphere Reserve, with special-use forests covering a total of 94,715.4 ha and a buffer zone of 86,000 ha. Pu Mat National Park is of great biodiversity importance, and it is the home of many endangered species that have extremely high risks of extinction, and should be prioritized for conservation.

About Con Cuong Department of Education and Training

Con Cuong Department of Education and Training is responsible for managing and coordinating the implementation of policies, plans, programs and projects on preschools, primary and secondary schools in Con Cuong. In the 2021-2022 school year, there are 43 schools in Con Cuong, including 14 kindergartens, 17 primary schools and 12 secondary schools in which 35 schools out of 43 schools have been recognized to meet the national standard. For many years, Con Cuong Department of Education and Training has been recognized by Nghe An Department of Education and Training as an excellent unit.

About Save Vietnam’s Wildlife

Save Vietnam’s Wildlife (SVW) is a national non-profit organization that commits to protecting and increasing the populations of threatened wildlife in Vietnam. We work in collaborative partnerships with Cuc Phuong National Park and Pu Mat National Park to rescue wild animals from illegal wildlife trades, rehabilitate and release them into suitable habitats.