Vietnam - Where I Live

Do you know where famous designers usually get their design ideas from? Art, culture, and architecture from the past, present, or future – all have been endless sources of inspiration for generations of designers over the years.

Vietnam is a country full of history, traditions, and diversity that is unlike anywhere else: 54 different ethnicities living in 64 different provinces, each with their unique lifestyles, sceneries, and colours. Vietnam is rapidly changing itself, especially when it is currently a bright spotlight both regionally and around the world thanks to its success in managing COVID – 19. Hopefully, in the next 20 years, Vietnam will take the next evolutionary step, with scientific and technological breakthroughs that are made and owned by Vietnamese people.

If you love creativity, please join this year’s “Vietnam where I live” contest to get a chance to win a full scholarship in Graphic Design from us and kick-start your dream career as a Designer or a Creative Director! This year’s theme is: "Vietnam in the next 20 years”.


First prize – one scholarship of 100% tuition fee at the London College for Design and Fashion and 5 million VND in cash

Second prize – one scholarship of 50% tuition fee at the London College for Design and Fashion and 3 million VND in cash

Third prize – 2 million VND in cash

Best idea prize – 2 million VND in cash

People’s choice prize - 1 million VND in cash


  • Start Date: 02/08/2020
  • Submission Deadline at high-school level: 30/11/2020
  • National submission Deadline: 31/12/2020

How to Apply

Designs must be directly sent or delivered by mail no sooner than December 31st, 2020 to the following address:

London College for Design & Fashion (Hanoi), 98 To Ngoc Van Street, Quang An, Tay Ho, Ha Noi.

Please clearly write: Entry - “Vietnam – where I live 2020” on the envelope before sending it.

  • 50 participants with sketches chosen for the final round will be notified and contacted by the Organizers.
  • The final round will take place in either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, including a ceremony and a public exhibition of winning designs. Awards will be given at the end of the ceremony.

Previous artwork


minh hoang

Nguyen Minh Hoang

Second prize of “Vietnam – where I live” competition 2016

“The prize of competition helped me study at the international and prestigious college. My dream studying in London College for Design and Fashion has come true.”


Mr Stephen Burdett

Dean of LCDF-Hanoi, Co-founder of “Vietnam – where I live” competition

“With this competition, we would like to change opinion about design in Vietnam. The core of design is not only skills of using design tools but also the generation of ideas that is the most important factor.”


Ho Tien Tai

First prize of “Vietnam – where I live” competition 2016

“The competition is an opportunity to open a new window for young people who love design like me.”


  • The design must be an original creation, made by the participant.
  • The design can be presented using different methods: hand-drawn, tear-and-paste, photography, textures, 3D, etc.
  • If the participant chooses a 3D design, they will need to submit no more than 3 photos of the design. They will also need to consider the background and lighting of their photos.
  • The design needs to be presented on A3 size paper; each paper only represents one artwork.
  • Number the sketch template in the upper right corner of each sketch sheet. The following needs to be present on the backside of the sketch sheet, in the bottom right corner: Full name, Address, Year of birth, Email address, Phone number, one 4x6 photo, Short description of the design (maximum 100 words).


  • The most impressive designs will be published in magazines and newspapers
  • Candidates who live far away from the exhibition sites will be partly sponsored travelling and living expenses to take part in the exhibition.
  • The designs will not be returned to the candidates
  • The copyright of the designs will belong to the Organizing Committee.
  • Prizes will be given to winners. If candidates reject their prizes or break the rules, the prizes will be withdrawn and decision of the Organizing Committee will be final.

Exhibition and Prize Awards


London College for Design & Fashion (Hanoi)

98 To Ngoc Van Street, Hanoi, Vietnam

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