'Our English' Video Presentation Competition

The Competition's Inspiration and Guidelines

Vietnamese people have their own special way of communicating in English, influenced by their rich culture and language. That's why we wanted to celebrate Vietnamese English and showcase how Vietnamese people successfully use English for communication in diverse ways.

For the competition, participants were asked to record a video presentation, sharing their thoughts for 3 - 5 minutes on the following topic: "My favourite English word to describe my hometown/home country." 

Participants were encouraged to be creative and to express themselves, being proud of their own way of using English. Some of the fantastic video entries can be found at the bottom of the page.

On January 27th, 2024, the award ceremony for the ‘Our English’ contest took place at the University of Foreign Languages and International Studies, Hue University. 

Pictures of the event can be found here.

Award categories and winners

Following a thorough review of the submissions, we selected these top entries for the following exciting awards:

Most Creative Video Award: This award recognizes the entry that showcases exceptional creativity, innovative ideas, and a unique approach to the competition's topic. 

🌟 Winner: Huynh Tuyet Lam

Most Inspirational Video Award: This award honors the entry that captivates and motivates viewers through compelling storytelling, personal experiences, or thought-provoking concepts.

🌟 Winner: Vo Thanh Van

English and Identity Award: This award celebrates the entry that demonstrates the relationship between one's identity and the use of English, highlighting how language serves as a powerful tool for self-expression and cultural preservation.

🌟 Winner: Nguyen Luong Anh Thu

Audience Choice Award: This award allows viewers and participants to have their say! It is presented to the entry that has gained significant social media engagement, such as likes and shares.

🌟 Winner: Nguyen Thi Bao Ngoc

Best Overall Video Award: This award acknowledges the entry that excels across the board, encompassing outstanding content, presentation, and language use.

🌟 Winner: Nguyen Thi Bao Ngoc

Top 12 Outstanding Contestants:

Huynh Tue Lam

Nguyen Thi Bao Ngoc

Pham Duong Bao Ngoc

Vo Thanh Van

Nguyen Ngoc Bao Tran

Thai Nguyen An Nhien

Phan Phuoc Quy The

Nguyen Luong Anh Thu

Le Pham Phuoc An

Vo Ngoc Thuy Duong

Vu Mai Phuong

Van Huu Hoang Dung

Incentive Awards:

Phan Phuoc Quy The

Le Pham Phuoc An

Vo Ngoc Thuy Duong

Pham Duong Bao Ngoc

Each award carried a prize of 3 million VND and a certificate of appreciation.

Video Entries

Here is a handful of the fantastic entries we recieved!

Huynh Tuyet Lam (Winner of the Most Creative Video Award)

Vo Thanh Van (Winner of the Most Inspirational Video Award)

Nguyen Luong Anh Thu (Winner of the English and Identity Award)

Nguyen Thi Bao Ngoc (Winner of Audience Choice and Best Overall Video Award)